Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Faber- Castell Design Memory Craft and ICE Resin Blog Hop

I'm honored to be sharing an artwork using a really cool product from ICE Resin and my favorite products from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! 

 Here are some of the items I received from ICE Resin... immediately, my mojo was super charged!  I couldn't wait to try it all!  I have never used ICE Resin before so I had no idea how to begin.  I went looking for online tutorials to get me started!  ICE Resin has some great demo tuts on their website and I found a few from their designers too!
So, with some ideas from the tutorials, I started mixing up some resin.  I let it sit for a few minutes while I prepped a stamp with some Gelatos®colors in Margarita Mix, Snow Cone, and Metallic Mint. 
I also used a mold I had and got a few papers to try some Resin paper with the left over. 

I poured the ICE resin on the stamp so that a puddle formed and left it to set.  I poured a bit more into my butterfly mold and sprinkled some Opal Fire inclusions into the wet resin.  This stuff is GORGEOUS!  With the left over resin, I brushed it onto the papers. 

Here is what I made with the papers, poured resin and molds:
 This mixed media pendant necklace was so fun to make!  I had some scrap fabric, metal pieces, and wire to create a fun piece that would be special to wear or to display. 
 Here is a close up of the resin papers.  I colored them with Gelatos®colors too and then brushed the resin on and allowed it to set.  The papers are flexible and translucent.  This is a technique I'm going to try again and make some other items with them!
 The ICE Resin came right off the stamp with the Gelatos® coloring the transparent resin just by pouring it over the rubber stamp!  It is so cool!  I cut it with scissors and could punch through the resin to attach to the metal and jump ring.
 Here is a view of the resin butterfly.  I just set it there but may use it in another piece later. I used some ribbon for the necklace part. 

 You can see the little turtle charm that I embossed and some ICE resin with inclusions and a word sticker that says "Joy".
I hope you enjoyed my project for the blog hop... check out the other designers projects throughout the week by following the links below!

 Want chances to win a Designing with Gelatos Kit or an ICE Resin Kit?
The blog hop projects will end on Friday but you have until midnight Eastern time on Sunday, May 18 to post a comment. Winners will be announced Monday, May 19th.  Two winners will win a Designing with Gelatos kit OR a  prize pack from Ice Resin (a Resin Plunger, a Bezel, Medium and a Relique). 

Monday May 12
ICE Resin: Kathy Cano Murillohttp://www.craftychica.com/site/2014/05/mixed-media-greeting-cards/
Faber Castell: Jill Fosterhttp://www.studiosessionsart.blogspot.com/ 

Tuesday May 13
ICE Resin: Jennifer Priesthttp://hydrangeahippo.com/2014/05/use-art-ice-resin/
Faber Castell: (This is me!) Jen Matott http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/ 

Wednesday May 14
ICE Resin: Tatiana Allenhttp://blog.craftycutie.com/inspiration/if-you-do-you-will-be-ice-resin-and-faber-castell-bog-hop/
Faber Castell: Rita Barakat  http://wp.me/p47OIs-yy 

Thursday May 15
ICE Resin: Jamie Doughertyhttp://jamiedoughertydesigns.blogspot.com/2014/05/blog-hop-with-ice-redin-and-faber.html
Faber Castell: Tiffany Johnson  http://iheartartblog.com/?p=12820

Friday May 16
ICE Resin: Jen Cushmanhttp://jencushman.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/oodles-of-dood...-faber-castell/
ICE Resin: John Creighton Petersenhttp://artnewwave.com/?p=747
Faber Castell: Mou Saha http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/2014/05/blog-hop-with-ice-resin-faber-castell.html