A couple of weeks ago, I spent some time at the Creativation show organized by the Craft and Hobby Association. While I was there, I had the pleasure of taking a resin class with Susan Lenart Kazmer. I have not spent a lot of time using ICE resin, so I thought what an awesome opportunity to get to know it from the creator herself! In taking her class, I was able to bring home a few extra goodies to play around with in my studio. This week, I decided to take five of our heart bezels and turn them into my new favorite pendants with ICE resin.
For the first pendant, I started with a couple of the ICE resin ephemera paper images and glued them into the bezel with the ICE resin paper sealant. I applied a layer of glue to the bottom of the pendant, then applied a layer of sealant to each paper before placing them in the bezel. I shook some turquoise iced enamel into the pendant with the idea that it would help to accent the border between the two papers.
I couldn’t do pendant four without the help of a little glitter. I used one of the ephemera images as my base, but as you can see, there is a gap between the edge of the paper and edge of the pendant. A little Stampendous china blue microglitter mixed with the paper sealant is all I needed to fill in the gap.
I gently dripped mixed resin into each bezel. For the glass glitter shard pendant, I added a heart cut out of a plastic transparency over the top of the glitter. For the baby pendant, I sprinkled some Stampendous shaved ice over the top.
Before I left them alone to cure overnight, I covered them with a plastic dome.
Before pouring another layer of resin, I needed to prepare a couple of the pendants. I cut a piece of the ephemera tissue paper to fit over the pendant with the dots. For the pendant with the china blue microglitter, I added more of the glitter and glue mixture to the bottom point of the pendant to cover up the gap between the paper and the bezel edge.
I mixed another batch of ICE resin. Even though it’s not a very thick layer, it will give additional depth to the pendants. I sprinkled more iced enamels and shaved ice into the second layer of their respective pendants as well. For the ‘dot’ pendant, I placed the tissue paper on top of the resin. I did not seal this paper first as I wanted it to take up the moisture stain of the resin. This will make the paper translucent.
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