- Soda cans cleaned
- Pages from a vintage book
- Metal shears
- Safety glasses
- Work or leather gloves
- Cuttlebug or Sizzix or Artisan Xplorer die cut machine
- Heart and butterfly cutting dies in two sizes
- ICE Resin and appropriate supplies for mixing
- Small sponge brush
- Latex gloves
- Garbage bag
Collect some cans and make sure to rinse them out. REMEMBER: use your safety gear! Safety glasses and gloves are a must for this project! With those in place use your heavy metal shears and clip off the top of the can. I clipped through the drinking hole into the softer metal then maneuvered around to clip off the entire top. Then cut down the seam or towards the back and clip off the bottom. Now you have a flat piece of metal. Rinse or clean as necessary and be careful the edges are sharp. (Use a medium grit sand paper to remove any loose pieces or sharp burrs)
- Iced Enamels in Carnelian, Turquoise, and Ivory
- Iced Enamels Medium
- Small paintbrush
- Heat gun
- Small round hobnail bezel
- Small hole punch
- Metal hole punch
- Micro screw
- Medium grit sandpaper
- Three Tim Holtz ideaology pen nibs
- White glue, like ModPodge, for paper sealing
- More ICE Resin
Now you’re ready to mix up another batch of ICE Resin. With a sponge brush seal all your enameling and pour resin into your bezel piece. Also coat the butterflies and you can also use the resin to glue the pin backs in place. Just dribble a bit on the butterfly and place your pin. The resin will do the rest! You can also put some resin in the center of the flower piece then drop your bezel into it. For my example I used some tiny heart shapes,which I added last, to steady the bezel piece while it dried.
Voila! You have lovely recycled butterflies and a flower pin to show off your love of the literary!
Until next time,
Susan M. Walls
Here’s a couple of ideas to jump start your creativity to use ICE Resin for all your collage projects! Join me, Susan M. Walls, as I adhere paper to re-cycled soda cans and beyond!
Another tip: Paper fibers absolutely adore resin, so if you want to seal your paper first, it will soak in less resin.
To what use would you put a plain ceramic tile as you are cold enameling with ICE Resin® and all of our lovely Iced Enamel™ Relique Powders?
Watch Susan Walls’ tips:
Make her From the Heart necklace.
What are you inspired to design for one you love?
Susan and Jen had an amazing time teaching, connecting, and reconnecting with ICE Resin friends at CHA 2015 and we have the snaps to prove it!
Hello everyone! I am so excited to be able to introduce myself today!
Can’t wait to start with the team for 2015.
You can find out more about me and all my goings on at the following links:
My website: Susan’s Art Circus
My blog: Art Circus Blog
Find me on Facebook: Susan’s Charming Trinkets
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Dreaming of the DAY.
Crafting elements of your wedding will add a special meaning to the day and keepsakes beyond the ceremony.
Here are a few ideas:
Wouldn’t this be a pretty post-wedding necklace for the moms and grandmothers of the bride and groom?
This wedding cake topper also serves as a keepsake memento or ornament to remember the couple’s special day.
Fun with bridesmaids!
Sandy Marin made the body and legs of this so so fashionable critter out of an upcycled wooden box, paint, a ruler, an tulle for the skirt.
The body is cast ICE Resin using Art Mechainque Molding Putty.
“Hello” or “Good-bye” we, Susan, Jen, Kristen and Carol want to give a round of applause, several really loud cheers, hugs all around, and warmest wishes to (in no particular order):
Sandy Martin, Sweet Pea Jewelry
Lexi Grenzer, Shabby Calavera
JoAnna Pierotti, Moss Hill Studio
Cindi Bisson, Behind These Eyes
Lesley Venable, Flatwoods Folk Art
Thespa McLaughlin, Vintiquities Workshop
Susan Weckesser, My Sweet Earth
Jen Crossley, A Mark in Time
Susan M Walls, Charming Trinkets
Pamela Huntington, Pam Huntington
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
These creative women were truly awesome, supportive, and every-ready. We will miss them, hold them in our hearts, and most certainly see them around!
We hope you won’t forget to keep following all the wonderful projects on their blogs!
Susan M Walls grabbed her dremel plus a bit, her file and safety glasses to finish this lovely molded bracelet.
See how she did it:
My daughter has long hair…I mean really long hair almost to beyond her hips! She hates traditional hair ties, goofy ribbons, and all things boring or too girlie. But she is an art fan and LOVES one of a kind things. Lately she’s been asking me to braid her hair and I surprised her with this!
Materials and Tools:
* Art Mechanique Medium Hobnail Bezel – Round
* Flat button with shank
* fabric covered hair tie
* Assorted paper ephemera
* ICE Resin® , craft cup and stir stick
* Art Mechanique Paper Sealer
* gem or crystal to bling it out
* ribbons of your choice
- Mix a small batch of ICE Resin according to instructions. Use it to glue the button upside down to the back of the round bezel. Allow to cure.
- Cut a circle to fit bezel from your choice of papers. Using ModPodge glue in place then coat 2 to 3 times to seal. Let dry completely.
- Prop bezel into a small cup full of rice or beans until level. Mix another batch of Ice resin according to instructions and fill bezel until you get a beautiful dome. allow to cure.
- Attach fabric hair tie to the button shank by looping it back onto itself. Cut small lengths of ribbon and tie to each side of the bezel, glue a crystal or gem on the front.
You now have a one of a kind hair art piece!
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