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 ICE Resin® and Faber-Castell Blog Hop

ICE Resin and Faber-Castell Blog Hop


Welcome to the ICE Resin® and Faber-Castell Blog Hop!  This entire week these two fabulous companies are teaming up to provide you with inspiration and instruction for creating your own works of art. The possibilities for crafting with these great products are truly endless!



I’m excited to share with you the mini journal book that I created using the Faber-Castell Mini Mixed Media Journal kit as the base of this book.  I began by applying a few small swipes of Gelato Banana along with Gelato Squid Ink.  The rest of the book cover I generously applied Gelato Acqua Dolce directly onto the book cover.  Using one of the Misting Bottles, I sprayed the cover with water and with a brush I blended the colors together.  Once dried I laid down the Crafter’s Workshop stencil and applied ICED Enamels Medium with a brush through the stencil. I lightly sprinkled ICED Enamels Relique Turquoise first, then ICED Enamels Relique German Silver until covered.  Once I shook off the excess, I heated the ICED Enamels Reliques with a heat tool until completely melted.  While I was waiting for the Reliques to cool down, I mixed together my ICE Resin (following the manufacturer’s instructions) and then applied a thin coat over the entire cover of the book.




I wanted to add an image that reminded me of travels through Paris on the front cover of the book and decided to use a piece of printed paper that features a sketch drawing of the Arc de Triomphe.  Using the Gelatos, I colored the main section of the monument with Squid Ink, adding highlights to the reliefs with Blood Orange.  The background buildings and foreground were colored with Banana, with the sky colored with Acqua Dolce.  I added water with a brush and very lightly blended the colors, being VERY extra careful to not oversaturate the tissue paper and possibly ripping the tissue paper – which I did the first two times!  While waiting for colored tissue paper to dry, I mixed a small batch of ICE Resin and covered both sides of the tissue paper.  This is an awesome technique that I’ve become addicted to, especially with tissue paper because it gives a unique look and feel to the tissue paper.  I added Chartreuse and Blue Mica to the ICE Resin (blue for the sky, green for grass) and lightly sprinkled ICED Enamels Relique Glitz Silver over the entire image to add a little bling to image.  After the resin had fully cured, I added three eyelets to the top of the image.  I created a “pole” for the image to hang from and spiraled the ends to resemble a valance.



Now it was time to create a few embellishments to polish the French/Paris theme of the book.  The bezel is from the ICED Resin Rue Romantique collection.  I painted the bottom of the bezel with ICED Enamels Medium, added ICED Enamels Relique Turquoise and then heat set.  I added a fleur-de-lys sticker (yes, a sticker!) on top and then set with ICE Resin.

I repeated the same process to color/finish the numbers – and since 13 is my lucky number, I only thought that it would be fitting to add this to the cover of my book.

To finish the book, I used the enclosed rings with the journal kit and then embellished them with a variety of coordinating ribbons.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this project that I created for the ICE Resin and Faber-Castell Blog Hop – and hopefully given you some inspiration to create your own project!






ICE Resin® ICE Resin, ICED Enamels Medium, ICED Enamels Relique Turquoise and German Silver, ICED Enamels Shattered Mica Chartreuse, ICED Enamels Relique Glitz Silver, bezel, metal numbers, detail brush

Faber-Castell®  Mini Mixed Media Journal kit, Gelatos® “50’s Diner” set, Misting Bottle

Crafter’s Workshop™ Harlequin stencil

Stampendous Mica Fragments Blue

7 Gypsies Paris printed tissue paper

Miscellaneous heat tool, eyelets, wire and wire tools, flour-de-lys sticker (Jolee’s Boutique)



Please visit the other artists participating in this Blog Hop:

Monday, May 12th

Tuesday, May 13th

Wednesday, May 14th

Thursday, May 15th

Friday, May 16th

52 Responses

  1. MelodyJ

    I like the embellishments.

  2. Denise Spillane

    Oh I love this hop. Beautiful projects and a chance to win, what could be better. I know, meeting new artists to follow. Thanks for the post!

  3. This is beautiful! Love gelatos would love to try ice resin!

  4. This is fantastic! So many techniques and I want to try them all! Wow. The completed project is gorgeous. Many thanks for the inspiration.

  5. creative, thanks for the inspiration

  6. Laura Strack

    Wow, John, your art journal is incredibly beautiful. You’ve used so many cool techniques. Placing the sticker in the Ice Resin provides so much dimension. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Tasha F

    Very cool journal cover!

  8. Claire K.

    This is so wonderful! I have never seen such a wonderful use of these two products!

  9. April Lopez


  10. Judi P.

    Your journal is lovely. Great techniques!

  11. Snazzy JJ

    SO beautiful and all that detail. A lovely piece.

  12. Kailash

    Wow, each of your projects is so beautiful and inspiring, love the details!!!

  13. Beautiful items you have produce here, I wouldn’t have thought that these products would go so well together but your projects just prove they do, thank you for showing and sharing 🙂

  14. Cathy Andronicou

    Ooh this is gorgeous , that sticker looks 3d! Love all the elements for this

  15. Beautiful, love the look the products create together!

  16. John: I adore your little art books!! Carol from ICE

  17. Wow–this is awesome!

  18. Not sure if I hit enter or not for my comment so I am trying again.
    Your book cover is gorgeous! The colours are beautiful and the image looks amazing done in the resin. I like the subtle touches of sparkle. The numbers and medallion are lovely embellishments.
    Thank you for sharing your work. Great inspiration! 🙂

  19. Oh how you have inspired me ! BUT…..what are Gelatos…Ice Resin ? I certainly need some new ideas and techniques ! ! ! Love this journal and I have some journals with a burlap cover…..will all this work on those?

    • Diana – Gelatos are a soft pigment stick, similar in consistency to lipstick I think you could say. The spread onto paper just like a dream, and you can add water to them to make them resemble watercolors and blend them. I believe that they would work on fabric, but I’m not sure about them being laundry safe. And ICE Resin is the best resin for getting creative – it’s VERY forgiving for the beginner and can be used for so many different projects, including as an adhesive! It’s jewelry and UV grade safe which means it won’t turn yellow over time or get brittle.

  20. It’s really beautiful John. I love your image of the Arc de Triomphe looks wonderful and very French with the fleur de lis and also very personalized with your “lucky” number. Super cool and fresh dolce blue diamond patterned cover with just traces of banana. Incredible job and inspiring as ever!!! Thanks for being a part of todays co-hop and sharing a bit of your amazingness. Have a GREAT weekend.

  21. John, I am a big fan of yours. I love the work you do with all these wonderful companies. Your little mini book is so cool. I think I could tell that you made it just by looking at it. Your style is distinctive. Thanks for sharing.

  22. More great ideas!! I am definitely going to start following you! You also had a wonderful idea with the Stampendous, Ice Resin, Imagine Crafts blog hop I followed! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Absolutely love this and how you incorporated wire.

  24. The embellishments are gorgeous. They are so creative and vintage. It’s great that we can follow your artistic creativity to make these ourselves. Thank You

  25. these numbers and pendant look GORGEOUS!

  26. Johanne Lacombe

    This is a very beautiful piece. Love the final result. Thanks for sharing,

  27. Jacqueline

    Great project…love seeing all the different techniques.

  28. Heather Ferguson

    This is beautiful! I love the colors, background, embellishments……… All of it! Thanks for sharing

  29. Such great embellishments! Ice resin seems to be some cool product!

  30. Wow, I love your wire work and your idea to add resin to the image. Also love the turquoise relique enamel, wow! Awesome work and details. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  31. Robin Buchholz

    Wow, what a beautiful mini album! I love the colors and details, thanks for sharing.

  32. Your design is great! I love the look of the harlequin background. So creative! Nicely done!

  33. I love the beautiful pendant.

  34. I love this creation! Its so fun and cute! I can’t wait to try some ice resin of my own!

  35. Debbie L Gregory

    This is amazing, love the cover, the gelato iced tissue paper and your wire wrap on the cover, fabulous but my favourite is the turquoise metals with the enamels and that texture, LOVE IT!!

  36. Carol Mc

    Great journal. Love the way those numbers turned out.

  37. Love this, can’t wait to get my hands on ICE resin. I’m already playing with Gelato’s 🙂 Love the memory of Paris, great image.

  38. Heather Thompson

    Those are beautiful. I love the ideas. I need some ICE.

  39. TracyM #6773

    WOW – the cover of your book is STUNNING John!!!

    LOVE the colors, LOVE the textures, LOVE the glassy sheen, LOVE the details in each layer & element, LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your tutorials and CREATIVE INSPIRATION, LOTS for me to try now, especially looking forward to trying the ICED Enamels Medium and Reliques!!!
    … dare I confess that I haven’t tried crafting with tissue paper yet???

    I can only imagine the amazing pages you will create to put inside this CRAFTY DELIGHT 🙂

    • Tracy – if you haven’t worked with tissue paper with the resin pack your patience LOL I’ve found from my experimenting that when working with tissue paper to put your tissue paper onto a craft mat and do one side and let it cure, then flip it over and do the other side to keep it from tearing. Another idea to use instead of tissue paper is printed napkins, they turn out really cool too =)

  40. Beautiful. I love the diamond background and your colors.

  41. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

    Beautiful journal cover! Thanks for the tutorial!

  42. This has been so fun all week discovering new artists through this hop. I keep thinking I have a favorite and then I see the next one (and as you’re at the end of the week, you get to keep your spot!)

  43. You’ve definitely inspired me to start my own project and I’m very excited about it. I love how you paired the turquoise and silver enamels. The texture you’ve created is amazing. I’d have never thought to use tissue paper, either. It’s something I’ve avoided because it tears so easily but I just may give it a go now. I’m in love with gelatos and Ice Resin. I can see a trip to the craft store in my future. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiul project and for the inspiration.

  44. Char- Deerborn

    I love the way this cover came out. Thanks for the warnings about the tissue paper.

  45. I would love to try these products. Your project is beautiful!

  46. Such an awesome project!! Thanks for the inpiratiin

  47. Shirley

    I love this idea with the Gelatos! Thanks for sharing the idea and for a chance to win.

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