Thursday, 21 March 2013

Ice Resin... 
I've been playing!! Cant wait for the Spellbinders Media mixage Bezels to arrive but in the mean time here goes...
With Spellbinders Gold Circles One 54-390 I cut and embossed a piece of the engraving art board. Then lightly sanded it.

I added red pearls, I also painted a resin rose with Black Soot Distress paints and applied a little gold perfect pearls.

I put the piece into my mould and added the Ice Resin to almost cover making sure to pour over the rose so that it receives a coating of the resin even through it is above the surface on the finished piece. Oh I also added one of Tims Words from the Chitchat TH92998 range.

Here is my finished piece.

 This is my next piece. 
This is the one I will complete on my video on Wendys World
I made an easycast resin frame then I painted it.

With my finger I added touches of the perfect pearl to the raised spots while the paint was still sightly damp.

Yum old metal.

I sealed  my picture front and back with a coat of Studio matte.

I stuck my picture to the back of my resin frame with the Studio matte.

I burnished some clear packing tape onto the back of the piece to prevent the resin from leaking out.
 Piece number three...
Another painted easycast resin frame.

I used a metal foil take to seal the back after adding my picture  in the previous piece. I added my chosen treasures which included beads Tim Holtz film strip, Tim Holtz Spinners and word. Then I poured the Ice Resin and left to set.

The finished piece. I'm loving this.

Lay all your pieces on a shopping bag in case they leak. I usually have a few pieces ready to go.

This piece was made in Tim Holtz clock face packaging and the excess cut away.

Any left over resin pour over text paper and spread over the surface on both sides, leave it on your craft sheet for transparent resin paper.

I even tried a leaf out of my garden.
Resin paper

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Friday, 15 March 2013

Shimmer Sheetz Fun

Shimmer Sheetz Fun
Love this stuff. It comes in 13 colours and in 2 varieties, iris (which is iridescent) and metallic. It is a mylar plastic which can be  embossed, sanded, punched, inked with permanent inks, cut with electronic cutters i.e cricut or eclips, you can stamp on it with permanent ink, it can be heat embossed and die cut with sizzix dies and some of the simpler spellbinders dies. It is acid free and will with stand being washed. The colour is on both sides.
Shimmer Sheetz can be used in all of your scrapbook projects, card making, mixed media, jewellery quilts and clothing. WOW.
Embossed Shimmer Sheetz and sanded. Only sand in one direction to prevent scratching.
Cut two of the Spellbinders Wrought Iron fence and layered them.
Seam binding bow using bow maker. Prima flowers and stamped Spellbinders Venetian Accents S5-118. I have cut the Shimmer Sheetz with Spellbinders Labels eight.

I have embossed this piece with Tim Holtz Texture Fade Sizzix 658251 Leaf Set. Rubbed over the surface with black stazon ink.
For the card on the right I have used this die and stamped my message on it. Love the Spellbinders for tags on my cards.

I cut the Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish Two S2-009 in white card in the end and on the card I used the wax paper as well. I also cut Tim Holtz mover and shaker butterfly from the Shimmer Sheetz
For this card I have stamped an image on the Shimmer Sheetz with versamark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.

Then with Alcohol blending solution and a water brush I have removed the iridescent coating within the embossing. Kind of like bleaching. Love it.

 You can use alcohol inks on ONLY the metallic Shimmer Sheetz and only on one side, the other side will give you a bleach look like the technique above. Do a little test corner to determine which side. Fun.