The Belle of the Enameled Ball, a cold enameled dress form by Candy Rosenberg


You just knew I was going to do a dress form at some point didn’t you? The ICED Enamels are an incredible way to artify a paper dress form and make it your own. You can use so many different combination of colors to make a fancy dress. I loved the Art Mechanique ribbon as a sash and wire wrapped it and added an embellishment. THis was a fun project and so easy for you to do.

Candy Rosenberg, Living the Altered Life blog

ICE Resin: Medium
ICED Enamels Relique: Raspberry, Ivory, German Silver and Tarnished Bronze
ICED Enamels German Glass Glitter
ICE Resin Wire: Dark
Rue Romantique: Charms
Art Mechanique: Ribbon
Paper Mache Dress Form with wood stand
Paint Brush


1. Paint directly onto the dress form in the areas that you want to cover to form a dress.

2. Sprinkle the Iced Enamels Ivory on this area and heat set.

3. Then add more medium on top in random fashion, sprinkle the raspberry to create accents and heat set.

4. Add more medium on the top and one side of bottom and sprinkle with ICED Enamels German Silver and heat set.

5. Add more medium to make the stripe accents then sprinkle the Tarnished Bronze and heat set.

6. Once you have heat set the Tarnished Bronze add medium only to that area and sprinkle ICED Enamels German Glass Glitter to accent the stripes.

7. Add medium to the wood top of the dress form stand along with the bottom straight piece. Sprinkle the ICE Enamels German Silver and heat set. This gives it a look of silver metal that is so cool.

8. Wrap the pink and silver ribbon around the waist, add a charm to the ribbon at the knot.

9. Cut a 4 inch piece of wire and then wrap around the ribbon making it stay close to the body of the dress form.

There are so many color combinations it is endless! I hope you have fun using ICED Enamels in your next project!


You’ll find Hats in the Opera Singer’s Closet

The “Opera Singer” is backstage  in her dressing room fretting about what hat to wear in her performance tomorrow. Which one do you suggest?





Did you notice that all these hats double as rings?

Susan Lenart Kazmer created her Opera Singer as a jewelry holder.


Susan Lenart Kazmer Haute Couture Inspiration 4

Fibers, silk sari, hand-dyed, wool, etc. are part of what makes Susan Lenart Kazmer’s jewelry amazing.

Are fibers part of your mixed metal jewelry and bead work?

Haute Couture Susan Lenart Kazmer

Model by Vaiva Style.


You can see Susan working with fibers as she shapes this necklace and of course, in her ballerina and other figures.

If you would like to learn more about Susan’s techniques working with resin and metal, her recent book “Resin Alchemy” and DVDs “Forge Wire Cages” and “Explorations in Jewelry Enameling” are available now.

“Moving Forward”, a mixed media collage with instructions by Tatiana Allen

Hello Everyone!

Oh my GOODNESS I am just in love with Iced Enamels and the new Art Mechanique™ German Glass Glitter!

A couple of weeks ago I did a Technique Tuesday video where I shared how to create an ICE Resin ocean. The inspiration for this idea came to me after thanking a dear friend for blowing wind in my sails. You can watch the faux ocean technique video here.

After completing the video, I had a beautiful night sky background and a magical blue ocean to work with. I was so excited to complete the rest of what I had envisioned, that I worked on it diligently until it felt finished. I love the way it turned out and how simple it is to make anything, including fabric, look fabulous with Iced Enamels.

ICE Resin Iced Enamels Shattered Inclusions

“Moving Forward” and ICE Resin mixed media collage.

Basically, I just cut the bird body and boat out of one of my kiddos old jeans, painted it, added the Iced Enamels Medium and Iced Enamels to the bird’s beak, hearts and the boat’s sail, heated it and viola! I then attached all of the pieces, including the cute little forks, number and heart charms with the answer to all of life’s problems, ICE Resin.

My Supply list:

ICE Resin®, 8 oz. Kit

Iced Enamel™ s Medium, 1 oz

Iced Enamels™  Ivory Relique

Iced Enamels™ : Carnelian and Garnet Relique

Opal and Fire Opal Shattered Inclusions  plus Chartreuse Mica

Art Mechanique™ German Glass Glitter: Sky Blue and Silver

Art Mechanique™ Connections: Gem Brads

Art Mechanique™ Charms: Brass Tableware

Art Mechanique™ Number Silhouettes

Rue Romantique™ Heart Shaped Faux Lock

Wishing you smiles and sunshine,

Tatiana Allen aka Crafty Cutie

Are You a Mixed Media Art Queen? Make an oh so Rue Romantique Queen Collage with Jamie Dougherty

ICE Resin Queen Collage

ICE Resin® screams mixed media to me. Today I wanted to make a mixed media queen. I found inspiration from the paper found in the Rue Romantique Flip Book (Projects & Clip Art). I put the inspiration onto the background of my piece of work.


I collaged the papers from the Rue Romantique Flip Book (Projects & Clip Art) and Flip Book: Belles Dames Francaise. I then sketched my queen onto the paper with colored pencil. If you do not wish to draw you can also use a magazine photo and collage that over your background. Once I had my daring done I used the Iced Enamels in tarnished bronze and placed it over Iced enamels medium. I then took shattered mica in bronze and scattered it across the top of her head. I then manipulated some of the Blacken Steel wire in 20gg to create her crown. I embellished her crown with the Royal Crown Spoon Charms by Rue Romantique, bezel, Prima Bloom Collection fabric flowers, and gems. Once I had those securely down I covered the entire piece in ICE Resin® The resin brought out the rich color of the colored pencils and made them appear more vibrant.

The Resin Queen - details of Rue Romantique royal spoon charms and

The Resin Queen – details of Rue Romantique royal spoon charms and Rue bezel, plus wire work and other details.

Supplies and Tools:

ICE Resin®

Iced Enamels™:  Tarnished Bronze

Rue Romantique™ bezel

Rue Romantique™ Royal Crown Spoon Charms

Rue Romantique™ Flip Book (Projects & Clip Art)

Flip Book: Belles Dames Francaise

Blackened Steel wire in 20gg

Color Pencils



pliars/needle nose

wood panel

Thank you for joining me today.

Jamie Dougherty

Talisman Week 5 with JoMama – Nurture

Easter Greetings!

However you celebrate we at ICE Resin wish you incredible joy.

Spring is a time of renewal and the egg certainly symbolizes that potential for growth.

JoMama Jones ICE Resin Talisman

JoMama is our Taliman artist this week. Her word is “nuture”.

Take a moment and breathe that word.


No I can tell you that JoMama is a nurturing soul. The first photo I ever saw of her was with a chicken (I believe the richly hued feathered creature was her pet.) Jo is also a believer in upcycling.

Without further ado, her is a link so you can see JoMama’s complete mixed media necklace and everything she has to tell you about it.

Previous Talismans:

Cheryl Bodkin Waters

Carol La Valley

Jen Cushman

Donna Salazar


More about the Talisman Project HERE.

Are you a designer who has a passionate, supreme focus this year and want to be a part of the Talisman Project? Convo carol (at)

Candy Rosenberg, inked up in mixed media

2014 ICE Resin Creative TeamAnnouncing ICE Resin Creative Team 2014 Member Candy Rosenberg

Candy has been inspiring others for nearly seven years, starting in scrapbooking, working with Graphic 45, May Arts and many others, and has been slowly venturing into mixed media the last few years with a number of mixed media products being designed including albums, embellishments and rubber stamps.  There is no mistaking her style; a blend of vintage, shabby chic and mixed media all inked up, fussy cut and layered. When she first started out her style was not like “others,” however, no matter what she never compromised her style and now her style is more mainstream than ever.

Candy is blessed to still have one teenager left in the home and the creative bug has spread to her and her older sister. The youngest is a duck tape artist and attends CHA with her mother, the oldest daughter is a student at the Art Institute of Portland for Photography and Design (which makes moms job easier with plenty of photos). Not to leave out her son who is in the Navy, he is creatively navigating the waters.

Candy Rosenberg


Darling Little Houses

Karen Michele Clothe Paper Scissor Art Lesson 12Karen Michel works behind the scenes for ICE Resin, but when you see our packaging, banners, logos, and eBooks, her awesome creative talents are evident.

Cloth Paper Scissors Art Lesson Number 12 is taught by Karen. It’s all about mixed media: “conjuring up a cozy cottage or tall townhouse.”

You can see the entire delightful village the Cloth Paper Scissor staff made  HERE. The link to take the art lesson is HERE.

Satisfy your jewelry jones with an eBook

Have a jewelry jones? Need a book that combines inspiration, beauty, and is all about the mixed media jewelry and decor to  read on you Kindle, iPad or other device? We have several to satisfy your longings!

ICESplash of Color is filled with eye candy–almost literally.  Remember the funky plastic clowns that held candles atop birthday cakes? One of the necklaces was inspired by those found objects.

Feeling like a makeover of a guest room? Your own room? Home Decor is sure to give you a plethora of ideas.

You’ll find jewelry with a bit of a natural theme, from sweet nests to faux tortoise shell in Mixed Media Jewelry. Need to beautify the place where you store your precious handmade pieces?  Jewelry and Vanity is a good choice.

Some of the projects are on our blog, a few are exclusive to the eBooks, but with the books, all the projects and instructions are in one handy place. Ebooks are formatted to be readable on just about any device these days. Volume 4 is available for purchase exclusively at Amazon. Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are available for purchase through Amazon and Smashwords.

All of the wonderful projects so far in the Imagine Create Explore Series were made by our talented ICE Resin 2012 Creative Team Members: Cat Kerr, JoAnnA Pierotti, Michael Jack Putman and Lesley Fisher, Andrea Ring, Tina Schiefer, Kathy Thompson, and Special Project Team Member Cindi Bisson.

Still jonesing?

#HandmadeBracelets#HandmadeBracelets ~ Mixed Media Jewelry for the Stars (Published by Interweave) is filled with bracelets our ICE Resin 2013 Team created. The makers of these fashion forward bangles for women and men started with bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer and went to town–Tinsel Town. The designers from our team:  Lexi Grenzer. Jen Crossley, Lesley Venable, Thespa McLaughlin, JoMama (Jones), Sandy Martin, Susan Walls, Pamela Huntington, and staff members: Carol La Valley, Misty Grosse, and Jennifer Priest, and ICE Resin VP Jen Cushman.

We’ll have more ebooks coming your way in 2014.

Thanks for loving to create with ICE Resin!

Last Chance to Enter the SLK Contest via Bead Design Studio Magazine


Bead Design Studio MagazineWith more than 40 awesome projects to bead and gift, the December 2013 issue of Bead Design Studio Magazine is the perfect holiday shopping companion!

It goes on sale tomorrow, November 12, 2013 but we bet you want a sneak peek. Here is the link:

Tons of bracelets (bangles, charm bracelets, and cuffs) make great stocking stuffers, two fabulous lampwork projects will keep your hands warm, and flatback-encrusted Crystal Clay™ will help you celebrate the sparkle of the season.

Don’t forget about our FABULOUS creative adventure & contest with Susan Lenart Kazmer! Join in on The SLK PROJECT for a chance to be creative and WIN BIG! Visit the SLK Project Contest Page  for details.

You must register by December 1, but you have a few more days after that to upload your final project.

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If you get busy in your studio there is still time to make your mixed media jewelry projects and enter to win a fabulous trip to take all 4 for Susan’s classes at To Bead True Blue in sunny Tucson, Arizona in February!

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