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Weathered wood, barn doors and shiplap are making their way into our home decor. I love to imagine the stories behind the old doors. Literally, what happened in that home, who lived there and who loved there?
This inspiration was the key to this designer jewelry piece. Combining distress inks, ICE Resin, ICED Enamels, paper beads and wire along with a few fun ink to paper techniques and my barn door inspired necklace lets you know just who lives here – LOVE!
Let’s gather our supplies and start creating our story behind the barn door! I guarantee you will LOVE the process and the finished piece. And we will be able to answer what’s behind your door!
“A few supplies”
Before getting started, here are a few key tips and techniques in creating this necklace.
Step 1: With white glue, apply random lines onto the cardstock and let dry.
Don’t worry if you have a little bubbles or blobs, they will add character to your paper.
Using a scoring tool, score every ½ inch and create a groove to create the wood look.
Scoring can be done before or after the ink is applied.
Step 2: Once dry, begin with Antique Linen and drag the inkpad up and down the paper.
“Cover just a portion of the paper. Leaving room for more color”
Repeat with Rusty Hinge and then Weathered Wood. Set aside to dry.
Step 3: While your paper dries, prepare the Bezels with ICED Enamels. First, using a small sander, sand the bezels to prepare the surface for the ICED Enamels.
Step 4: Using the small brush, apply ICED Enamels™ Medium to the inside and outer edges of each Bezel. Let dry for 1 -2 minutes. Brush an even coat over the entire bezel.
Step 5: With a small scoop or tiny spoon, sprinkle Ivory ICED Enamels inside and on the edges of each Bezel, leaving space for the Tarnished Bronze. Add the Tarnished bronze and then tap off excess. The blending of the two colors will create depth and interest.
With heat tool and a continuous slow movement around the bezel, heat the powders until they are melted and smooth. Set the Bezels aside. Move in slowly to the center of the bezel as to not blow the powder everywhere!
Step 6: Using the ICE Resin® bezel template, cut the desired shape from your created background paper. Using a small piece of cardstock, punch out two hearts if desired. Ink edges with Rusty Hinge.
With the template, you can either trace with a pencil and then cut with scissors or use a craft knife on a cutting mat surface.
Step 7: To create your sentiment, cut a small piece of white tissue paper. With Archival Ink™ in Jet Black or the color of your choice, stamp sentiment onto the tissue paper. Trim to fit inside the Bezel.
Choose a sentiment or saying that will fit inside the Bezel.
Step 8: To create the paper bead, cut a strip from the wood background and then wrap around a paper bead roller. Using Glossy Accents™, adhere the end of the bead. Slip the bead off the roller and set aside to be sealed with ICE Resin®
The longer the strip, the fatter the bead. This was a 7-inch strip of the paper. A perfect size to wire wrap.
Now it’s time to mix the ICE Resin®
Step 9: Place Bezels on studio sheet. Slowly drip the ICE Resin® into the Bezel. Place the prepared paper into the Bezel and gently tap down. Place another thin layer of ICE Resin® over the paper. Using a small brush, pick up tissue paper stamped sentiment and gently place in the Bezel (this is where the magic happens!!!) Continue to fill the Bezels with ICE Resin® until it is even with the edges.
Step 10: Seal the paper bead with ICE Resin® – See tips and techniques above.
Let dry 8 – 10 hours.
Putting the Pieces Together
Step 11: With copper wire, thread through loop at the top of the heart. Wire wrap the smaller end around the longer piece of wire. Add a glass bead, the paper bead and then another glass bead. Thread the end of the wire thought the bottom loop of the rectangle and bring the wire around the beaded section and wrap to secure.
Chantal lives in Rowlett, Texas and is married to Scott. They have three children, 3 dogs and 5 sweet little hens. Her work has been published in Somerset Studio, Somerset Home, Sew Somerset, Apronology, Haute Handbags, Belle Armoire and Green Craft. She is currently on the ICE Resin® 2016 Design Team, the Gauche Alchemy Design Team and is a regular contributor to Bella Crafts Quarterly. For teaching engagements, you may contact her directly at email@example.com. Visit her blog at chantaljohnson.blogspot.com or become her friend on Facebook to see her latest inspirations and see the joy in daily living.