Do you love the look of tints, glitters, paints and Crystal Opals mixed in resin to create beautiful jewelry pieces? I personally love the look of different things mixed in with the resin. Each piece becomes its own little work of art. But when I first started using ICE Resin I was kind of scared to add different things to the mixture. I was afraid I might mess it up and I certainly didn’t want to waste any resin. So I started thinking outside the box and what different materials I could mix together to create a similar look. That is when I started creating paint skins. I know that term sounds kind of funny but the results are beautiful.
Step 1: To start creating the paint skin squeeze out some of the Ranger Liquid Pearls White Opal onto a Studio Sheet.
Step 2: Next, use the Squeegee to spread out the Liquid Pearls in a square or rectangle shape. Be sure not to spread the Liquid Pearls too thin. If it is too thin, it will rip when you try to remove it from the Studio Sheet. Think of it like adding mayo to a piece of bread.
Step 3: Now comes the fun and creative part. After the base of paint is on the Studio Sheet, start adding the ICE Resin® Tints. For all three of the jewelry pieces I used Turquoise and Emerald. You can drop in the tints and let them do their magic or you can use a toothpick and swirl the colors around.
Step 4: After the tints are added, play around with the Glitters, Glitz, Enamels or anything else you would like to sprinkle on top of the Liquid Pearls. If you add enamels, once the paint skin is dry you can use a heat tool to melt the powders. Just be careful when using a heat tool.
Step 5: I created three different examples of paint skins so you can see the different looks that can be achieved. This first paint skin is just the Liquid Pearls with the Tints.
For the second paint skin I used the Liquid Pearls, Tints, and Glitter Shards. After I added the Tints I swirled the colors with a toothpick and then added the Glitter Shards.
The third paint skin was like the kitchen sink—it had a little bit of everything in it. I used all of the same supplies as I did for the second paint skins and I added ICED Enamels® inTurquoise, ICE Resin® Opals in Crystal Opal, and ICE Enamels® Glitz in Silver.
Here you can see all three of the paint skins together. I love how each one is its own little work of art. They are all unique and beautiful.
Step 6: After the paint skin is dry, you can peel it up from the Studio Sheet. Depending on how many different items are added to the paint skin and how thick it is, it will probably take between 12 to 24 hours to dry.
Here is a close up of the third paint skin. Before I peeled it off of the Studio Sheet, I used a heat tool to melt the enamels. I love all of the colors and texture on this piece.
Step 7: Another great thing about the paint skins is that you get to choose which area you want to use in your bezel. Use the ICE Resin® Milan Bezel Template to trace around the area you like. Then carefully fussy cut the piece. You can use a scissors or a craft knife to cut the paint skin.
Step 8: Use the ICE Resin® Paper Sealer to adhere the paint skin to the inside of the bezel and also add a layer on top.
Step 8: Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions. Then start to fill your bezels. Set the bezels aside and allow the resin to harden. I usually pour resin at night before I got the bed and then it’s ready in the morning.
I ended up creating a pair of earring and two necklaces with the paint skins. I wanted to share all of the different designs.
For the earrings I used the first paint skin and I placed the pieces inside two of the Antique Silver small square bezels.
I applied enamels medium to the bezel and then I added a mix of Ivory Enamels, Silver Glitz, and Crystal Opals around the inside and outer edges of the bezel. I used a heat tool to melt the powders and then I added a layer of resin.
I used the second paint skin to create a necklace. I added some Turquoise and Chartreuse Enamels to the outer edges of the bezel. I used a heat tool to melt the powders and then I added a layer of resin.
I added a shell bead to dangle on the bottom of the bezel and then I added a rhinestone rondelle with some spacer beads. To finish off the necklace I added the bezel to a silver chain.
I designed another necklace using the third paint skin. I’m really happy with how all of the pieces turned out, but I think this one is my favorite. I just love all of the colors, texture and sparkle.
I added some peacock rhinestone chain around the outer edge of the bezel. Whenever I add the rhinestone chain I use Glossy Accents to adhere the chain to the bezel and then I add some resin along the sides. Doing this helps to secure the chain. I added a beaded dangle to the bottom of the bezel and then added silver chain to finish off the necklace.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and you will give the paint skins a try. They are so fun and easy to do.
Depending on the size of the paint skin and the sizes of the bezels usually you can get two to four projects from just one paint skin. So be creative and see what you can mix up!
Hello, my name is Heidi Blankenship and I live in Minnesota with my husband Eric and two sons, Dusty and Evan. I love to create a large spectrum of projects with a broad range of styles, but I lean towards the vintage, artsy style. I have been creating for 25+ years and I’ve been very fortunate to work with some wonderful companies in the industry. I am currently designing for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Design Team, Pink Ink Designs, Tonic Studios USA Design Team, and Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin Design Team. I have been published in a variety of national and international magazines, catalog/idea books and newsletters, as well as various manufacturer product packaging and sales ads. My design work has also been featured on Scrapbooking Memories (now Scrapbook Soup), QVC, HSN, Creative Home Arts and Create & Craft TV in the UK just to name a few. I love creating jewelry, cards, altered arts, mixed media, and home décor. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, photography, floral design, painting and gardening.
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