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ICE Resin and IndigoBlu Blog Hop



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 IndigoBlu:

Jenny Marples –

Lisa Baker –

For ICE Resin:

Kathy Cano Murillo

Jennifer Cabic

DAY TWO: Friday, August 22

For IndigoBlu:

Nikki K –

Linda Walmsley –

For ICE Resin:

Carol La Valley

John Creighton Petersen

DAY THREE: Saturday, August 23

For IndigoBlu:

Laura Williams –

Kay Halliwell-Sutton –

For ICE Resin:

Clare Horner –

Baerbel Born –

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.


beauty shot 3


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.


panel background


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.


bird detail



side panel view


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.


charm detail


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.

beauty shot 1



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.


finished back panel


I hope you have enjoyed this collaboration as much as we have, and we hope to it again soon!


Love Kay XX



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28 Comments on ICE Resin and IndigoBlu Blog Hop

  1. What an amazing lantern Kay! I love the way Rockin’ Robin looks like a Dutch Delft tile here and the cross makes it all look so glamorous. Jenny x

    Jenny | August 23, 2014 at 8:08 am () ()
  2. Absolutely stunning Boss lady, beautiful Lantern. Xxx

    Nikki K | August 23, 2014 at 8:36 am () ()
  3. Hi Kay, wow this looks amazing!! Can’t wait to have a go with the ice resin, especially combined with IndigoBlu products! Maxine x

    Maxine | August 23, 2014 at 9:00 am () ()
  4. A wonderful project – looks amazing!

    Glennis F | August 23, 2014 at 9:11 am () ()
  5. WOW!!! This is amazing! I love it …… the ICE Resin panels look fab and all those extra charms are just stunning (love that cross!!) Enjoy the weekend hun xx

    LindyLou | August 23, 2014 at 9:23 am () ()
  6. Wonderful project, loads of great ideas. Hope to see it at next week’s open day, only 8 more sleeps!

    Kay Molyneux | August 23, 2014 at 9:25 am () ()
  7. Absolutely beautiful Kay xx

    Sue The Iron | August 23, 2014 at 9:56 am () ()
  8. Wow! There is so much you can do with Ice Resin – I’ve got to try some! Fab design.

    Helen Carless | August 23, 2014 at 10:31 am () ()
  9. fabulous work kay this is really amazing xc

    rachel fisher | August 23, 2014 at 10:35 am () ()
  10. Wow. What an amazing idea. Now I want to make a Christmas Lantern!!

    Carol La Valley | August 23, 2014 at 11:34 am () ()
  11. That is really great, I love it, it is really pretty, Ana

    Ana | August 23, 2014 at 11:35 am () ()
  12. Hi Kay
    Wow,what a lovely project.I love the new metallic paints and the lantern looks really good.Great colours.
    Love Angela x

    Angela Allen | August 23, 2014 at 12:25 pm () ()
  13. Stunning xxx

    Lisa Winnard | August 23, 2014 at 1:12 pm () ()
  14. oh wow what a totally gorgeous project – just blew me away
    Ann xxx

    Ann Cutts | August 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm () ()
  15. What a magical piece to have at Christmas, I can imagine a light inside flickering… Love the idea of making my own embellishments and I suspect ice resin is a lot sturdier than UTEE ( I have had pieces break on me before). So glad I did the hop as I learned lots about Ice resin and its uses.

    Craftyfield | August 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm () ()
    • Resin wont go brittle or crack as UTEE does, it is far superior!

      Clare Horner | August 23, 2014 at 6:42 pm () ()
  16. Your lantern is so beautiful and what a lovely gift it would make for the holidays. Great tutorial. Thank you!

    Laura Strack | August 23, 2014 at 6:23 pm () ()
  17. Love this project, its so lovely, great techniques .xx

    samantha wade | August 23, 2014 at 6:27 pm () ()
  18. Wow, this is such an amazing creation.You’ve made this lantern your own.I love it.Fab step by steps too.Hugs Debbie x

    Debbie Johns | August 23, 2014 at 8:21 pm () ()
  19. Stunning Lantern, heading down to town to find some since summers over and the sales are on!

    Clare Horner | August 23, 2014 at 8:32 pm () ()
  20. A lovely Christmas project can’t wait to get started.

    Anne Hinitt | August 23, 2014 at 8:47 pm () ()
  21. The robin looks like he has been embroidered, so clever and so pretty.

    Loraine | August 23, 2014 at 10:52 pm () ()
  22. this is stunning what a fantastic gift it would be for someone! xx

    Lesley Lawton | August 24, 2014 at 12:17 am () ()
  23. Fabulous project Kay, I love it honey…..hugs Lisa.B.xx

    Lisa baker | August 24, 2014 at 7:42 pm () ()
  24. What a gorgeous lantern-a lovely gift idea. We’ll all be looking for them now. Will have to try the ice resin. Thank you, Jan

    Jan Sharp | August 24, 2014 at 10:01 pm () ()
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  27. Helen Louise is a gorgeous lady! Love the flakes on the pretty pine bough. Such a fun project and Blog Hop!

    Bernardine | December 12, 2015 at 8:47 pm () ()