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.

Are you ready for more inspiration? As you visit each blog, make sure to leave a comment so that you'll be entered in the Stampendous drawing for a great prize package.

Stampendous Impressions

Resin Crafts Blog

April Derrick

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Ingle

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Lynn Mercurio

Melinda Gleissner

Pam Hornschu

Stephanie Lee

Susie Moore

Suzanne Czosek

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Jordan

Wendy Price


Thank you so much for visiting today. Have a great weekend!

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33 comments:

  1. Melinda! Your projects are stunning! I can't get over the effect of those pieces of CD's on that tray. Oh my word is that jewelry JUST spectacular! Wow!

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  2. I love re-purposing objects! Love the tray.q

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  3. holy cow! you rocked this!! love the frantaged cd fragments in the platter...way too creative! And the jewelry is in beautiful shades!!

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  4. So creative - that tray is just awesome!!

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  5. Your tray looks fabulous and I just love how the cd bits turned out! But now I have a song stuck in my head...gee thanks!....lol : ) I can see clearly now the rain is gone....I can see all the obstacles in my way....make it stop!

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  6. love these! thanks for listing the ingredients. thanks also for the new blogs to follow!
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/designsbysusan

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  7. Stunning jewelry! The tray is gorgeous! Love how it turned out and it was so brilliant to cut up those cds and emboss them!.

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  8. Amazing! Do you remember when AOL used to send junk mail of those. I saved a bunch of those and the cool tins they came in. I finally chucked them in a cleaning spree but I'm wishing I had saved them now. This is a fabulous idea!!!

    Amazing projects Melinda!

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  9. Hi Melinda! What a great use of old Cds! And the Shaved Ice in with that Western Blue glitter is amazing!

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  10. Wow...the blue is gorgeous!! Who doesn't have old CDs lying around? Great up-cycling!
    Jan

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  11. These are fantastic! Using those old CDs is genius and the jewelry is gorgeous!

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  12. Very cool tray and beautiful pendants!

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  13. These are so fantastic, Melinda! It all came out so beautifully!! That blue makes a fantastic pendant! Great job!

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  14. I absolutely love the tray. What a great idea.

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  15. Love that tray! I think my Dad has saved all those free AOL CD's that used to get mailed out 1x/month! I need to swipe them and make this!

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  16. What great ideas, love what you did with the broken cd's...

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  17. These projects are awesome!! I can't wait to try this, a shopping I will go!! lol. Thank you.

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  18. I am looking at my old cd's differently now! Love your projects!

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  19. Love the blue keychain. The blue adds a lot of depth.

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  20. Gorgeous projects and another fun blog hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Wow, I need to go buy some embossing enamel!

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  22. Fabulous pendants....superb pieces just beckoning everyone to grab one to wear immediately!

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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  23. Fabulous! I keep trying to think of ways to use up cd's...I love what you did. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Amazing, Melinda. Such great creativity and outstanding results.

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  25. I love the bezels and charms

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  26. Oh wow, such cool and gorgeous creations! I love the tray design and the beautiful jewelry!

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  27. WOW and WOW! Love these two ideas. Really have to try the cd mosaic because I, too, save them. Love what you did with them. Wow.

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  28. Howdy do, Miss Melinda. Lovely to meet you. I'm hanging on to this on Pinterest for inspiration. I still haven't done the resin thing yet...but I will! :o) Love this blue. Stunning, stuff Mrs.

    Kathy

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  29. Wow, this is such a stunning set of projects! The tray looks spectacular and the bezels are just jaw droppingly gorgeous! You really rocked the resin, girlie! x

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