See How to Create Crystal-Like Flowers with ICE Resin®

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Hello everyone! Heidi Blankenship, here. Today, I have a technique to share with you using ICE Resin®, Iced EnamelsTM, glitter, Ranger Perfect PearlsTM Pigment Powders, and various types of paper from vintage sheet music to paper flowers. I have to say I just love the look of ICE Resin® on paper! It doesn’t matter if it is vintage paper or newer paper, sealed or not sealed, it always has such a beautiful and unique look. I mixed up some of the ICE Resin® and then added small amounts of the resin to different cups. Then I used few different colors of Perfect PearlsTM, and added it to the resin. I used the stir stick to mix the ICE Resin® and Perfect PearlsTM. Doing this created beautiful pearl colors. I used a paintbrush to add the pearly resin to the paper flowers and leaves. When the ICE Resin® cures, the flowers have a beautiful crystal look to them, and they become hard from the resin. I also added some of the Iced EnamelsTM Relique Gold glitter to the center of the larger flowers and the edges of this leaves for a bit of added sparkle. Once the ICE Resin® has cured, the flowers can be added to all kinds of home décor and DIY projects.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and thanks so much for stopping by today!

Learn more about Heidi Blankenship

Blog:  embellished-dreams.blogspot.com/

Facebook:  HeidiBlankenshipEmbellishedDreamsDesigns

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Creating Crystal-Like Flowers with ICE Resin®

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Hello everyone!  Heidi Blankenship, here.  Today, I have a technique to share with you using ICE Resin®, Iced EnamelsTM, glitter, Ranger Perfect Pearls, and various types of paper from vintage sheet music to paper flowers. I have to say I just love the look of ICE Resin® on paper! It doesn’t matter if it is vintage paper or newer paper, sealed or not sealed, it always has such a beautiful and unique look. I mixed up some of the ICE Resin® and then added small amounts of the resin to different cups. Then I used few different colors of Ranger Perfect PearlsTM and added it to the resin. I used the stir stick to mix the ICE Resin® and Perfect PearlsTM. Doing this created beautiful pearl colors. I used a paint brush to add the pearly resin to the paper flowers and leaves. When the ICE Resin® cures, the flowers have a beautiful crystal look to them and they become hard from the resin. I also added some of the Iced EnamelsTM Relique Gold glitter to the center of the larger flowers and the edges of the leaves for a bit of added sparkle.  Once the ICE Resin® has cured, the flowers can be added to all kinds of home décor and DIY projects.

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ICE Resin®

ICE Resin® Iced EnamelsTM Relique Powder in Turquoise

ICE Resin® Iced EnamelsTM Relique in Gold

ICE Resin® Iced EnamelsTM Medium

ICE Resin® Paper Sealer

Disposable Brushes

Mixing Cups and Stir Sticks

Ranger Perfect PearlsTM in Pink Gumball, Sour Apple, and Turquoise

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Other Supplies Used

Small Fancy Wood Frame
Bingo Butterfly Girl Vintage-style Image from ArtCult.etsy.com
Vintage Sheet Music
Wild Orchid Crafts Paper Flowers and Leaves
Vintage Book Paper
Ivory Flat Back Pearls
Sequins
Rhinestones
Craft Foam
Heat Tool
Hot Glue
Scor-Pal® Scor-TapeTM

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To start, cut vintage sheet music to fit the size of the frame. Then apply paper sealer to the vintage sheet music, and apply the sheet music to the frame.

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Apply a second coat of the paper sealer to the vintage sheet music once it is on the frame.

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Apply paper sealer to the front and back of all the paper flowers, leaves, and image. Set aside to dry.

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Brush on the Iced EnamelsTM Medium to the scroll outer part of the frame and then apply Iced EnamelsTM Relique Powder in Turquoise.  Do this one side at a time and use a heat tool to melt the Iced EnamelsTM before moving on to another section.

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Next brush a thin coat of ICE Resin® on top of the vintage sheet music, and apply another piece of vintage book paper.

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Apply ICE Resin® to the entire frame. Use a brush to apply the resin to the scroll parts of the frame. Also apply resin to the butterfly wings on the image. Sprinkle Iced EnamelsTM Gold glitter around the outer edges of the paper on the frame and the butterfly wings.

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Here is a close up of the wings with the ICE Resin® and glitter.

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Mix up the ICE Resin® and then add Ranger Perfect PearlsTM in Pink Gumball. This will tint the resin and also give it a pearly sheen.

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Here is a close up of the ICE Resin® with the Perfect PearlsTM mixed in. It creates a beautiful pearly pink color.

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Mix up a few small batches of the ICE Resin® and add different colors of the Perfect PearlsTM.  I used three colors of the Perfect PearlsTM: Pink Gumball, Sour Apple, and Turquoise. I also applied Iced EnamelsTM Relique Gold glitter to the center of the larger flowers and the tips of the leaves.

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I applied craft foam to the back of the image using Scor-TapeTM, and then adhered it to the frame with more Scor-Tape. I like to use craft foam when adding dimension to larger pieces, because then it is smooth across the entire piece.

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Here is a close up, highlighting the crystal look of the flowers.

I used hot glue to apply all of the flowers and leaves, and create a small flower cluster at the top and another larger cluster at the bottom of the frame.  I just love the look of the flowers with the pearly tinted ICE Resin®!  They have the appearance of crystal flowers. Some of the areas weren’t completely covered with the paper sealer so they have a bit of a translucent look but I love that too. It just adds more to the crystal like appearance of the flowers.

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Here is another close up so you can see where the rhinestones, pearls, and sequins were added.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and remember ICE Resin® isn’t just for jewelry. You can use it with paper crafting too!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Learn more about Heidi Blankenship:

Blog:  embellished-dreams.blogspot.com/

Facebook:  HeidiBlankenshipEmbellishedDreamsDesigns

Instagram:  heidimblankenship

Pinterest:  heidimb

Skeleton Against a Harvest Moon

Are you planning Halloween? Did you know you can use spices from your kitchen cupboard in ICE Resin? Here is a simple necklace that combines both!

skeleton-instructions

Halloween jewelry

Need more Halloween ideas? Check out:

Eye of Newt necklace by Thespa McLaughlin,

Creepy Boo-tiful Bling  and The Blood Moon from a couple of Art Friends,

Treat yourself to a bit of vintage inspiration.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s necklace by Lexi Grenzer. We assure you, it will be a completely awesome HOOT!

 

Tomorrow is our Team’s Mixed Media Jewelry webinar!

Hope you can make it!

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Click here to register or cut and paste the link below into your browser.

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/862800992

Elegant Lamp Pull by Jo Jones

Kristen Robinson

Vintage Jewelry plus  ICE Resin® plus   Rue Romantique Bezels plus   Rhinestone Chain =

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Jo Jones

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Mixed Media Silk Bookmarks for My Daughter by Susan M Walls

My daughter, Adalee, is an avid reader and likes pretty things but not in an over the top way. She loved all the Rue Romantique bezels but was hesitant to want to wear them as any kind of jewelry or on her person in some way. Although her Mother (me), thought they’d look super cute as earrings or a wrist cuff, she declined. Mom had to get creative and come up with other “girlie” things she will like but in more subtle ways.

She’s a funny girl and is never without a book so these smart bookmarks are perfect for her.

Rue Romantique bookmarks

And since she’s always in the midst of at least two books at a time there is a need for more than one “girlie” piece. Mom made three, just to be sure!

Rue Romantique Bookmarks

Materials:
Five different Rue Romantique bezels (open and closed back), three to four inch strips of fabric (I used raw silks but you can choose really any fabric), silk, velvet, and fiber ribbons, vintage dictionary pages and words, embroidery and regular threads, sewing machine, ICE Resin® and all necessary items to mix and use it, ModgePodge, quartz, pearl, and plastic beads, clasp end findings, glue brushes, glitter.

(Carol the bibliophile jumping in here: Clearly Susan could not resist making a few more bookmarks! I am in love, love, love. I have so many books these would look lovely in! Bye! I need to stop blogging and go make bookmarks!)

Rue Romantique Bookmarks

Susan M Walls

Susan’s Art Circus

Kristen Robinson

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