Thursday, 14 March 2013

Media Mixage™ Part 2

Hello friends
Today our chat continues with Spellbinders™ Media Mixage Part 2 
(there may be some more parts to follow as I would like to break it down into bite size craft pieces).
I'm showing a project that you may have seen before but it works well to explain
a little more about bezels, dies and particularly ICE Resin®.
Here are bezels - Triangles One - pictures with matching dies - Triangles One.
These are referred to as 'hobnail' bezels with the design around the outer edge, 
they are available in bronze or silver finish.
I have cut/embossed paper and placed it inside the bezels - you are guaranteed a perfect fit.
I've chosen to add a rose charm (I keep using these!) 
and another small die cut secured with a 3D foam square.
Now this is where it is like playing chemistry lab!
It is dead simple - the resin comes in a double syringe so that you dispense the same amount
of each liquid equally.  You squeeze a little into a plastic cup.  You don't need too much and you can 
pop a cap (supplied) on the end of the open syringe to use the remaining resin later.
 With a lolly stick you mix...and mix...and mix!  
At least two minutes, use a folding motion - a little like mixing cake batter.
Some little air bubbles will appear - do not worry, this is normal.
After at least two minutes mixing set it aside for about five minutes, the bubbles will then disperse.
 Using your lolly stick to assist, pour the resin into the bezels.  
Set the bezels aside to dry, preferably overnight.
This is how they looked the next day, the resin is rock hard.
My design is very simple but there are so many options.
Spellbinders Blog Design Team member Ken Oliver is a creative genius with bezels and 
resin - I've asked him if I could feature his creations on my blog today and 
he kindly agreed.   Here, Ken has added various items to the bezels, he also uses 
more resin and you can see that it self domes.  The full post is here.
Be sure to check out Ken's blog - it is an absolute delight with a wealth of gorgeous craft, 
tips, tutorials and more....pop that kettle back on again.
Take care friends - I'm back tomorrow with that special 
Spellbinders day of the week!


Rose in Chester said...

Morning Christine,
lovely project, will have a look at Ken's blog. Interested in the medium but will not spend any money on that particular one this year, perhaps next..
Have a good day

Carole Z said...

Morning Christine, love your project and can't wait to try this! After seeing Ken on TV from CHA and watching him at Stitches recently I have been following his blog...he is one amazing crafter...but then, so are you! Carole Z X

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Christine, Wow these are lovely (yours and Kens). I have never seen these triangle dies before, are they new ones?

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
What a beautiful card and a very informative post again. I can see my birthday list expanding. I just popped over to Ken's blog, very inspiring and I love his style.
Chris X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Christine very interesting! Do Spellbinders do the Bezels? Hugs Susan x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

My Oh My what a tutorial you have given to us this Morning its in such depth that even i can understand it , thank you for your time Christine its really appreciated .
I will pop over to Kens blog after i have posted yours .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Janice said...

Morning Christine

This is a lovely project, and I really like the way you are showing the step by step instructions for this technique. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us.

Another bright, sunny start here with a very hard frost. Bet it's cold out there!
Have a good day.
Janice x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Love the idea but don't know whether I've got the patience. Will pop over and see what Ken's up to though.

Val in Spain xxx

hazel said...

Lovely creation Christine and thank you for the run down on the resin xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
The ice resin looks interesting will keep my eye open for this product.
Loved your project first time round.
Looked at Ken's blog very interesting crafty ideas.
Wonder what D/D will feature.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I loved your project when you showed it before, I love those bezels, triangle dies and the ice resin. I popped across to Ken's Blog, WOW he has done some gorgeous projects there. I definitely want these products when they come to the UK.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nikki Payne said...

Love the triangle bezels ..... definitly on the wish list :)
This is a lovely post today, the photographs show the bezels really well x
Lovely project too, very pretty x

Nikki x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. I love this project,so pretty, Thank you for showing every step so clearly. Friday die day tomorrow where do you find the time you must be so busy. Take care. x.

Ros said...

Good morning Christine, thank you for explaining the concept of mixed media and linking with Ken's blog to further show ideas. Not sure its for me at this time but at least I have an understanding and the "how to" Enjoy the sunshine X Ros

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, lovely project and intriguing product, will pop over to kens for a peep. Emma

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, I love the bezels that you have done here. I can see a lot of potential as I make jewellery as well as cards. Will you be doing workshops on this? i am now off to see Ken's blog.
Have a nice day Carole N x

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, thank you so much for the brilliant tutorial. I am daunted by mixed media things so this makes it less scary by braking it down into bite size pieces. Thank you.
What a lovely project and very you.
Looking forward to tomorrow.
Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this info on the bezels and resin Christine (you explain so well).
Val C xx

Susie Bentz said...

This is such a beautiful project. Thanks for the step by step.

I have collected a set of dies and bezels and some ice resin and am almost ready to go...working on selecting pictures, paper and perhaps a charm...I love your little rose! I think I will just have to take a deep breath and go for it! (fingers crossed)

Janice said...

Christine, thanks for all your hints and tips. I enjoyed doing the bezels at your workshop a while back. Are you selling the stuff now? Janice xx

Sally said...

Hi Christine,
I really like the triangle bezel with the rose in it, It would make a nice piece of jewellery.

Take care
Sally x

Ita said...

Hi Christine this is facinating,so nice to see another option to make us move out of our comfort zone thank you very much for sharing

barbiepinkfairy said...

Great project I can see me doing this kind of thing - oh no more money to be spent!

Anonymous said...

Interesting Christine. I will definitely have a look at the blog. Thanks for the tutorial

Irene A x

Carolyn H. said...

Super tutorial Christine, thank you so much.
Must pop over to Ken's blog this eve. (off to cook tea for the Grandchildren)looking forward to FDD. doesnt it come round quickly?
C B W Carolyn x.

Fabrizio Martellucci said...

Hey Christine I featured your beautiful creation on my website here's the direct link to it:

I hope that's ok, and thanks for the FB request, I've just added you ! xoxo Fab

Lacelady said...

Interesting project, but I'm afraid there are a lot more dies out there that I want before I get into another branch of craft.

Craftychris said...

These are so cool! Thank you for the tutorial xx

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