Saturday, July 14, 2012
I Can See Clearly Now...
...that I love Stampendous products combined with Enviro Tex Jewelry Resin! I also know that Carmi Cimiata from the Resin Crafts Blog is my new hero! If you haven't visited Carmi, please make some time this afternoon to check out her incredible art on the Resin Crafts Blog.
Thank you ETI for your generosity. I have loved every moment of this collaboration.
I have two projects to share with you today. The first is a serving tray that I created using old CDs. My husband subscribes to a lot of magazines from the U.K. The magazines frequently are packaged with CDs or DVDs. After my husband loads the media into his computer, he has no use for the discs. Being the craft hoarder that I am, I have saved them with the intention of making one of those cute CD scrapbooks that were popular five years ago. Yes, the book never got made so I took the CDs and cut them up to make this mosaic-lined tray. FYI: If you are going to try this, don't use your best paper scissors to cut CDs. It will ruin them. Alas, this pair was already trashed from cutting through packaging.
I cut several CDs into various sized pieces and then smeared them with VersaMark ink. This is when the fun began. Stampendous makes this incredible product called Embossing Enamel. It comes in several colors with lots more being released at CHA. Yay! So I dropped my inked pieces into my containers of embossing enamel, tapped off the excess and used my heat tool to melt it. I used Aged Gold, Aged Silver and Deep Impressions Clear. After the pieces had cooled, I stamped a few of them with various Stampendous stamps using StazOn Jet Black ink. Here are some closeups:
I attached the pieces to a tray (that I bought at Michaels and stained) using a glue gun, mixed up some resin and poured it on top. The Enviro Tex resin is self-leveling so it is really easy to work with, just mix and pour.
For my next project, I made some pendants and charms using two more really cool Stampendous products: Shaved Ice and Western Blue Jewel Glitter.
I mixed a batch of resin and stirred in Shaved Ice and the blue glitter, enough to make a paste. Then using the stir stick that comes with the resin kit, I carefully put my resin 'paste' in each of the bezels. Easy, huh? The hardest part was waiting for the pendants to dry.
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Thank you so much for visiting today. Have a great weekend!