It is day 3 and the final day of the wonderful IndigoBlu ICE Resin Blog Hop collaboration. If you are not sure what is going on, please go HERE for full instructions and details of how to enter the fabulous give-a-way’s, yep that’s right, just for watching us and hopping from post to post you get to win prizes! Can’t get much better than that!
First I will recap on the previous Hop Participants and today’s designers. Even though we are on day 3 you still have chance to enter the previous days and win prizes.
DAY ONE: Thursday, August 21
For ICE Resin:
Kathy Cano Murillo http://www.craftychica.com/category/blog/
Jennifer Cabic http://jennifercabic.blogspot.com/
DAY TWO: Friday, August 22
For ICE Resin:
Carol La Valley http://wp.me/p1MCno-3st
John Creighton Petersen http://artnewwave.com/?page_id=468
DAY THREE: Saturday, August 23
Kay Halliwell-Sutton – http://www.indigoblu.com/blog/?p=6341
For ICE Resin:
Baerbel Born – http://wp.me/p4nlri-ud
I received my ICE Resin box a few weeks ago and was wowed by what was inside it, the stunningly beautiful cross jumped out instantly and got me thinking about what Christmas means to me personally. To me Christmas means family and cherishing those that are dear to me, and the true meaning of Christmas. With all the ideas buzzing around in my brain I was a little overwhelmed with what to do first. Shopping in town with my Daughter we passed a local shop that had the most gorgeous lanterns in the window and they were on sale too! I bought a few, as you do, since they were such a great bargain.
First I removed all four glass pane’s from the lantern and roughly worked out the size of each one. I cut some copy paper to size then stamped the Snowflake Lace all over in Vibrant Violent and Majestic Blue Stazon on two of the larger pieces and the smaller door piece. I turned the pieces over and stamped on what will be the front facing side with FlitterGlu and flaked with Morris Dance with the same stamp.
On the remaining large piece I stamped the Rocking Robin in Midnight Blue Stazon and coloured it with the marvellous Caran D’ache Pablo permanent colour crayons, they are so versatile to use and you can do loads of cool effects with them. Once all the ink was dry I mixed the ICE Resin to the manufacturers specifications and wiped the resin with a sponge onto the front side of all four pieces making sure they were all well coated. I left them all to cure over night on top of a plastic bin liner bag.
The spare resin was left clear then poured into several moulds. I then mixed some of the resin with the IndigoBlu Ultra Fine Glitter and Vodka Martini metallic paint and poured into some homemade moulds using the ICE Resin moulding putty. These were left to cure overnight also.
I started next on the outside of the lantern. I dry brushed some of the new IndigoBlu Sleeping Beauty metallic paint randomly and subtly over the lantern. Next I mixed a small amount of Vodka Martini, Goldfinger and Miss MoneyPenny IndigoBlu metallic paint with water into different spray bottles. Using one colour at a time and letting it dry I sprayed the lantern sparingly with all three colours to get a speckled effect.
To finish I put the ICE Resin paper panels in front of each of the pieces of glass and returned them to their natural positions. I then turned most of the moulded pieces into charms by punching a hole and adding a eyelet. I strung the ones I punched holes in onto some silver ball chain, including the totally gorgeous cross and hung them off the side. the remaining moulded resin pieces were then glued onto the resin panels to add some dimension to the sides of the piece.
I hope you have enjoyed this collaboration as much as we have, and we hope to it again soon!
Love Kay XX