Spring is on everyone’s wish list after a long, cold winter. And butterflies are front and center a part of it all. The ICE Resin sublime wings catch the light and shimmer which reminds me of Ice Resin qualities. Combined with some of the newest releases it will get you in the mood for spring!
Step 1: Using your Bezel template play around over the ephemera images according to the size of your chosen bezel. I love that it’s clear and I can play with the part of the image I want to display! Use it over the luminous layers as well. The cool thing about the luminous layers is that depending on how they catch the light the colors change. So, make sure you play with the side of the colors you want to showcase.
Step 2: : It is very important that you seal the papers you’ll include on your bezel from every angle, top, bottom and sides. Once it dries you’re ready to add inclusions. The new shards are absolutely wonderful they catch the light like only glass can do. I confess to having a Crystal Opal addiction, used in moderation it’ll make your projects shimmer!
Step 3: The new leather will make you swoon! It’s buttery soft and comes in the perfect shades of brown and black and two different widths. Plus, it comes in the cutest packaging!!!! Measure and cut your desired length, add a small amount of Leather Adhesive and attach leather or ribbon findings to the ends to put the closures later.
Step 4: Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions. Once you’re happy with your placement, slowly add your resin. Leave it to cure overnight. The next day I was wondering if the brass butterfly would look good on top. I was not pleased because the metal color clashed with my bezel so I went with plan B.
Step 5: Using the Ice Resin Molding Putty make a mold for your chosen findings, I used 2 butterflies, 1 flower and 1 dragonfly since they were really small. I tinted my resin with Yarrow, but I wanted more depth in the color so using the tip of my skewer I added the smallest amount of Ancient Root to the mix. Pour your Resin and leave to cure overnight.
Step 6: This is something that I really wanted to show all the new ICE Resiners out there. The dome is not automatic, the first time you fill the mold you go just to the top. The next day you add more Resin until you’re happy with the height, the doming will now be automatic since the Resin naturally does that. Pour very slowly and let it just go to the edges, you can use the tip of a wooden skewer to slowly move it to the edge. You can repeat this as many times as you want. On the second pour, I added my butterfly as a kiss on top. Notice that it doesn’t shine, this is totally up to you. When a piece comes out of the mold they will have a shiny and a matte side. You can glass up the matte side by pouring Resin over it, or not, I just find it adds a nice balance and contrast to the high gloss of the piece.
Hello! My name is Milagros C Rivera and I’m a mixed media artists who loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of mediums. I was raised in a creative home, everybody did something ceramics, sewing, baking, jewelry, wood, glass, no medium was off limits! I continue to play and learn without having to restrict myself to just one thing! I live in the sunny island of Puerto Rico with my husband, 2 amazing kids and a menagerie of pets that make my life complete! I’m currently on the Design Team and Social Media Coordinator for Relics and Artifacts. You can find me on my blog as well as follow me on Instagram, Snapguide, and YouTube.