Welcome to the Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko®, Stampendous Stamps, and ICE Resin® Blog Hop! You’ll be amazed what we have for you this weekend! For the next four days you’ll be treated to some of the most amazing projects you’ve seen with some of the hottest mixed media artists in crafting! The possibilities for crafting with these great products are truly endless! Here’s my project that I’m sharing for this Blog Hop, a piano hinge bound mini book.
This fun mini sized book combines my favorite products from IMAGINE Crafts, ICE Resin and Stampendous Stamps. The base of this book was created using the “Royal Heart” Stack Art sets from Stampendous, which was then colored with StazOn inks from IMAGINE Crafts. The entire book cover was then set with ICE Resin.
Start with two pieces of the large tags from the Kraftboard pack, one for each book cover. White wash both Kraftboard pieces (front and back sides) with StazOn Cotton White; allow to dry completely. With an InkBlusher, apply a thin coat of GlazOn over the Kraftboard. Add the following colors of StazOn, alternating with a layer of GlazOn between colors: Blue Hawaii, Emerald City, highlights with Midnight Blue. Using the script rubber stamp, use StazOn Metallic Silver to stamp on one side of each piece of Kraftboard for the book’s covers.
For creating the large shield piece, coat the Kraftboard piece completely with Ice Enamels Medium. Sprinkle on Iced Enamels German Silver, tap off excess and then heat set with a heat tool. This process will be repeated but before applying the second layer, generously ink the text stamp with VersaMark. Apply the second layer, and while the Iced Enamels are still hot, stamp down into the Iced Enamels and hold in place for a few seconds. This will create the texture that is composed of the text. Allow to cool completely.
Once this has cooled, use an InkBlusher to highlight the top of the text with StazOn Blue Hawaii and Midnight Blue and allow to air dry. Once the StazOn ink is set, apply three layers of GlazOn over the piece to help prevent the StazOn inks from possibly migrating when the ICE Resin is added.
Color the crown Kraftboard piece first with a primer layer of StazOn Cotton White, followed with a good layer of StazOn Blue Hawaii. When finished coloring, add a layer of GlazOn to help set the inks.
Cut out the “Follow your art” sentiment found in the “Royal Heart” set and highlight with StazOn Blue Hawaii.
Mix the ICE Resin following the manufacturer’s instructions. While allowing the ICE Resin to set after mixing, adhere the sentiment under the shield piece with the die cut adhesive pieces found in the “Royal Heart” set. Apply ICE Resin to the outside covers of the book, mixing in mica and glitter as desired. Apply ICE Resin separately to the crown piece at the same time. Allow the resin to fully cure.
To embellish the heart piece that is found on the back cover, apply a layer of ICE Resin directly onto the KraftBoard piece. Generously sprinkle Blue Crushed Glass Glitter onto the resin and press firmly into place. Do NOT cover this with resin – in this application method, the glass glitter will have a “raw” appearance and the resin is acting as an adhesive that will firmly hold this in place.
To fill the inside of the heart (once the KraftBoard piece has cured), place down the die cut adhesive sheet that is found in the “Royal Heart” set onto the book cover. Sprinkle silver glitter over the top and tap off the excess. Cover this with the glass glitter heart outline KraftBoard piece that has the coordinating die cut adhesive placed onto the backside to hold onto the back cover of the book.
Have some extra ICE Resin left over after setting the book covers? Don’t waste it – use it to create ICE Resin paper! I always keep a pile of scrap paper that I can cover with ICE Resin to create great embellishment pieces for projects! Simply brush on your left over ICE Resin onto both sides of your paper, then allow to dry completely on a non-stick Craft Mat (or similar). Remember that when using a double sided paper, if you don’t use a paper sealer first the resin will soak through both sides of the paper, giving the paper a translucent appearance. This has a very cool effect but remember that this also means that if you have text on the backside of the paper, the text will appear backwards.
IMAGINE Crafts StazOn solvent inks (Blue Hawaii, Cotton White, Emerald City, Midnight Blue, Metallic Silver), VersaMark, GlazOn, InkBlushers
ICE Resin ICE Resin, Iced Enamels Medium, Iced Enamels (German Silver), Relique Glitz (mica, silver glitter)
Stampendous Stack Art “Royal Heart” (Kraftboard and coordinating stamp set), Crushed Glass Glitter, Mica Fragments
Miscellaneous: heat tool
I hope that you enjoyed this fun project and that I’ve inspired you to create you own mini book using these great products! Be sure to leave your comment below so that you can be entered into the contest for the great prize package.
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