I have been eagerly waiting for today because today is ICE Resin day on our happy little tour. As do many artists, I adore this resin. It is absolutely wonderful to use! One thing I love most about it is how consistent it turns out. Have you ever had a resin disaster because it didn’t cure properly?!?!? Talk about a mess to clean up!
And as far as the clay and resin together as Jen Cushman said so very well, they go together like peanut butter and chocolate! Before I say any more about today’s host I should let you know that they are having a technical challenge with comments. But no worries it is being addressed and you will be able to register for all the wonderful prizes on the ICE Resin blog very soon! In the meantime please leave a comment on their Facebook page to register for their drawing.
I could have easily done many more ICE Resin projects in my book– all of them completely unique using just these two art supplies. But of course space was very limited as I was trying to show the broadest range possible of what could be done.
I think one of the most widely used ways these will be used together is by making bezels with the clay and then filling it with the resin. If you missed Lesley Venable’s post the other day she shows some gorgeous examples of this. I’m sure there are so many things I haven’t thought of yet in Jen’s new book and also Susan’s new paperback edition! Both of these are available on the ICE Resin site.
What is really impressive is these are both self-published! You’d never suspect though. Aren’t they both just beautiful. And Jen has even won an award for her book already! Here is the scoop on that!!
Jen has done a fantastic job in building the fabulous new ICE Resin web site. It is just bursting with information and inspiration not the least of which is the necklace she made especially for today’s post. Yeah so is anybody still here reading this? I’m sure you’re already over at the ICE Resin site right? Hello? Anyone? hehehe
I’m also doing back flips because not only are they participating in the tour but are sponsoring it with prizes for the individual giveaways as well as the grand prize drawing as well
TODAY’S FEATURE ~ FOUND OBJECT JEWELRY
One of the most helpful things I’ve used the epoxy clay for is connecting all the odd little objects I find together in a secure way. So here are just some of the many things we’ve made in which epoxy clay made possible
Charley made this piece and it is featured in the book “500 Pendants and Lockets” along with another fabulous piece he made. We both submitted 3 pieces and all of mine were rejected so what is up with THAT!!! : ) At least I get photo credit so I’m in the book anyway! : ) So the way he made this was he sawed off part of the long screw that was part of the pulley. Then he filled the shell with the freshly mixed epoxy clay and pressed the screw down into the shell. Some of the clay came out the top which he cleaned off. He then set it upside and carefully supported while the clay hardened and Viola! A fabulous pendant that is very sturdy and cool.
The Time Travel Instrumentation Device did actually make it into a book (a girl can only handle so much rejection ya know!). The book “1,000 Steampunk Objects” looks really cool and lots of great artists are in like Erin Keck who I am lucky enough to be friends with! Erin makes the absolutely most amazing steampunk clocks among other great things. Love those!!! In addition there are many more fav artists in there but more on that later! I must focus!!!
StarFishh features a typewriter bale end cap, optical lenses all around the sides and yet another lens in the bottom to let in light from below (kind of works like an uplight when it’s being worn). Christopher Lowell would approve!
The “shell” was made from epoxy clay and then a faux bone technique with polymer clay was applied over the top. Once it was baked the outside was further distressed. You can see more images of it here.
Dentition Relic is yet another example of something I’d be hard pressed to make without the epoxy clay. You can see more of this and other examples in our etsy shop. And many more still on this site. I’d say probably about 80% of everything that is currently listed and has been sold is made with the clay.