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