Do you have a four leaf clover or any pressed or dried flowers? I can remember when I was little looking through the clovers and hoping to be lucky enough to find a four leaf clover. Now is the time to be finding some of nature’s beautiful clovers, flowers, and leaves that can be pressed or dried. Pansies are a very pretty flower to press too. Gather up some bits and pieces from nature, press or dry them, and then you will have some fun pieces to work with.
Step 1: To start, place the pressed four-leaf clover on the ICE Resin® Studio Sheet. Using a brush apply the ICE Resin® Paper Sealer to both sides of the clover and set aside to dry. Sometimes when the ICE Resin® is applied to leaves and flower they can become translucent so I like to seal them with the ICE Resin® Paper Sealer.
Step 2: Next, apply a coat of ICE Resin® Iced Enamels Medium to the inside of the ICE Resin® Milan Antique Bronze Large Rectangle Bezel. Add ICE Resin® Iced Enamels, Ivory and Gold Glitz into the bezel. Sprinkle in a little bit of the ICE Resin® Opals, Fire Opal. Use a heat tool to melt the powders.
Step 3: Apply a second coat of the Iced Enamels Medium to the bottom portion of the bezel and then add ICE Resin® Iced Shattered Mica Chartreuse.
Step 4: Apply ICE Resin® Paper Sealer to the backside of the clover and press it down in the bezel. Add a little more Paper Sealer to the center of the clover and add the rhinestone. The paper sealer can also work as an adhesive.
Step 5: Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions. Use a brush to apply a small amount around the outer edges of the bezel and then lay the rhinestone chain in place. Then brush a thin layer of ICE Resin® on top of the rhinestones. Adding the layer of resin to the top of the rhinestones is optional but I like to do it to secure everything in place. Fill the bezel and set aside to dry and cure.
Step 6: I made the White AB Crystal and Green Crystal Rosary Chain. Then I attached a small piece of the chain to a large green crystal for a dangle on the bottom part of the necklace. I also added some of the rosary chain and gold chain to complete the necklace.
Step 7: I love how the beautiful little four-leaf clover is preserved in the ICE Resin®.
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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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