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ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of gift ideas for those special people in our lives. Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, so why not make a set of personalized coasters using your very own photographs this year!

ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga
Step 1: Begin by choosing the images you would like to use. For this project, I used 4 ¼” x 4 ¼” glazed white tiles, so I made the photos 3 5/8” w x 3” h. Once the images are sized, print on cardstock and cut out.

ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga
Step 2: Working on a craft sheet, coat the cut out images with ICE Resin® Paper Sealer. Be sure to evenly coat the front, back and sides of the paper. Let Paper Sealer dry completely before continuing on.

ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga
Step 3: Once your images have completely dried, grab your tiles and place them on your craft sheet. Before working on your tiles, wipe them down with a paper towel and rubbing alcohol to make sure the surfaces are clean. Paint a coat of Paper Sealer on the back of the images. Once painted, turnover and place on the tile. Repeat for each tile. Let dry.

ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga
Step 4: Mix ICE Resin® according to the instructions on the labels. Begin with adding 1 oz. of Part A Resin to your mixing cup, followed by 1 oz. of Part B Hardener. Slowly fold the two parts together until well mixed. Continue mixing thoroughly for 2 minutes until the resin becomes slightly opaque. Let rest for 5 minutes before using.

ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga
Step 5: Slowly pour a small amount of ICE Resin® into the center of your coaster. Be sure to not over pour, remember it is easier to add more if needed then it is to remove if you’ve added to much. Using your stir stick slowly push the resin out to the edges. ICE Resin® is self-doming which allows for it to be worked all the way to the edges and not overflow, as long as the resin is not over poured and there is too much.

ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga
Step 6: Once all coasters have been coated in ICE Resin® set aside. Let dry overnight.

ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga
Step 7: When your ICE Resin® coasters have fully hardened, attach vinyl bumpers to the four bottom corners of the tiles to help prevent the tiles from scratching any surfaces while using the coasters.

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Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comStep 1: Raid your stash and pull out your favorite 6 – 8 background papers, gelli prints and/or shaving cream prints, printed ephemera sheets or decorative papers.

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comStep 2: Mix the ICE Resin by using the markings on the mixing cups, fill the cup with Part A resin to the ½ oz line. Add an equal amount of Part B hardener on top of the resin and fill to the 1 oz line. Working on a Studio Sheet, use a household sponge to apply a thin coat of resin over the back of the papers. Then flip over and coat the front. Let the papers cure overnight.

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comStep 3: Spray Media Boards on the canvas side with water and then Distress Spray Stains. Dry with Craft Heat it Tool. Spray again to intensify the colors. Dry with the Heat Tool.

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comStep 4: Using Manganese Blue Archival Ink, stamp the Honeycomb image randomly over the covers. Add some texture by putting Translucent Gloss Texture Paste through Flourish stencil with a Palette Knife. Let dry. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink directly to the sides of the board to create a black border.

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comStep 5: Cut two pieces of 3” x 3” resin paper and use Matte Medium to glue a sheet of resin paper to the back of each Media Board to create the covers.

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comStep 6: Tear six pieces of resin paper to approximately 3” x 3” each. Line up torn pages and tape them together on the front and back with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. Note the placement of the covers – this will help when you go to fold it.

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comStep 7: Pull together assorted flowers, hearts, birds, buttons and found objects.

Step 8: Decorate pages using die cuts, resin coated ephemera, buttons and brads by gluing with Matte Medium. Here are close ups of all of the pages.
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com

Kathy BioHi! My name is Kathy Paglia and I work on sourcing and product development here at Ranger. I’m married to my very patient husband. We have three fabulous teenagers and one silly dog. I love paper, bright colors, texture, shiny things and dark chocolate.

Mother’s Day ICE Resin® Necklace by Jen Cushman

Mothers Day Necklace by Jen Cushman
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to make a heritage piece of jewelry for that special grandmother, mother or important female figure in your life. I’m fortunate to have a small collection of vintage black-and-white photographs of my mother as a young woman. Each time I see her face, it makes me smile, as my mother and I were very close. Today, I’d like to show you exactly how to make a gorgeous piece of heritage jewelry as a keepsake of your very own. All it takes is a lovely deep-walled bezel, some jeweler’s grade ICE Resin®, a photocopied picture and a handful of other supplies. Even if you’ve never made jewelry before, I promise you can do this!

Mothers Day Necklace by Jen Cushman
Step 1: Gather your supplies.

Mothers Day Necklace by Jen Cushman
Step 2: Place the Bezel Template on your photocopied image and trace the large Milan Heart bezel with a number 2 pencil.

Mothers Day Necklace by Jen Cushman
Step 3: Cut the image with a pair of scissors.

Mothers Day Necklace by Jen Cushman
Step 4: Use a disposable paint brush to paint a thin coating of Paper Sealer onto the front, back and edges of your photocopied image – NOTE image must be a toner based photocopy. If you use an image printed from an ink jet printer, the ink may slightly smear when you pour ICE Resin on to it. You can use an image that’s been printed from a commercial photo printer in most cases.

Mothers Day Necklace by Jen Cushman
Step 5: Place the cut and sealed image into the heart bezel. Let the sealer thoroughly dry before mixing and pouring your resin.

Mothers Day Necklace by Jen Cushman
Step 6: If you’d like to add any inclusions, such as rhinestone chain or glass glitter or charms, now is the time to add them to the bezel. A tiny drop of Paper Sealer painted on with a small paintbrush holds my rhinestone firmly into place. It is not necessary to glue inclusions into the bezel, as ICE Resin® is a thick doming resin and will naturally hold down the inclusions.

Mothers Day Necklace by Jen Cushman
Step 7: Add ¼ ounce of Part A Resin to the mixing cup. Then add ¼ ounce of Part B Hardener on top of the resin in the same mixing cup. You must mix up at least ½ ounce of resin for the chemistry of the two parts to work as they should. NOTE: Always use equal parts of Part A Resin to Part B Hardener.

Mothers Day Necklace by Jen Cushman
Step 8: Mix gently but thoroughly for 2 minutes, using a folding action like when baking rather than a stirring motion. Once the two parts are gently folded, you can switch to a gentle stirring motion. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the cup with the plastic stir stick to ensure both parts are equally mixed. Set aside for 5 minutes for the bubbles caused during mixing to naturally settle.

Mothers Day Necklace by Jen Cushman
Step 9: Use the craft stick to drip resin into bezel, filling it to the top and then carefully adding a few more drops to create a natural dome, like the one pictured here. Let resin filled bezel naturally air cure for six to 8 hours. As soon as it’s dry to the touch and feels like glass, it’s ready to be turned into finished jewelry.

Use a jump ring to attach finished pendant to pretty glass rosary chain. If you want to tie a piece of vintage lace or trim for a little extra mixed media touch, feel free.
As a jeweler’s grade resin, your piece will not yellow or fade. Congrats on making such a beautiful piece of heritage jewelry. Remember, these bezels can be used in all types of mixed media applications from cards to home décor to assemblage and, of course, are meant for beautiful jewelry.

Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty Grosse

Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty Grosse

Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty GrosseStep 1:
Before starting your Faux Druzzy Necklace Project make sure that you gather all of your Supplies that you will need.

Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty GrosseStep 2:
Using one of your mixing cups pour desired amount of German Glass Glitter. A little Glitter goes a long way.

Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty GrosseStep 3:
Get your ICE Resin ready using your second mixing cup. When you make your Faux Druzzy you will only need a little ICE Resin so you don’t need to mix up much. Make sure your stir your ICE Resin 2 to 2 1/2 minutes.

Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty GrosseStep 4:
Next you will slowly drop some ICE Resin into your German Glass Glitter using your stir stick. Adding a little ICE Resin at a time, I don’t recommend pouring your ICE Resin into the German Glass Glitter as you don’t want it to wet. The consistency should be as a WET SAND.

Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty GrosseStep 5:
After you have your German Glass ready, gently add your mixture into your bezel. As you add your glitter use your stir stick to pack it into the corners. If you would like to add a Charm to your piece, this is the time to add it. The ICE Resin will act as a glue to hold your Charm in place. Gently push your charm into your glitter.

Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty GrosseStep 6:
After you Faux Druzzy Piece has cured (about 5 to 6 hours) you can add your chain (of choice). You can use different metals for your work or keep the same to match. On this piece I have used a shiny Milan Bezel and a more dull bronze chain.

Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty GrosseStep 7:
You will need one jump ring to attach your chain to your Milan Bezel.

Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty GrosseStep 8:
Then you need to attach a jump ring at each chain end as well as your clasp.

Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty GrosseStep 9:
If you would like to add a Bead Dangle to the end of your piece, you will need some wire and a few beads.

Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty GrosseStep 10:
After you have made your dangle attach it with a jump ring. Optional: If you decide not to have a dangle on your Jewelry Piece you can snip the piece of the bottom of the bezel using your wire cutters. If it is sharp to touch after you have cut it off, you can file it lightly.

Misty GrosseHi – I’m Misty Grosse and live in the Whittier California Area. I have four Children, 26 years old – Son in the NAVY, Twin Step Daughters – 24 years old and 18 year old son – Senior in High School & and an Amazing Husband of 19 years!! Crafting is my one True Love & I enjoy teaching classes at my home as well in a few Scrapbooking Stores local to me. Everything from Paper Crafting to Jewelry Making. My favorite is using ICE Resin to make Beautiful Jewelry Pieces to making Resin Paper to use on my projects. Card Making takes on a whole NEW Life when you add some Resin Paper Embellishments. The most Treasured thing to me….is teaching people something NEW and broadening their Craft Adventures!

ICE Resin® Cast Leaf Necklace

ICE Resin Cast Leaf Necklace by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.com

ICE Resin Cast Leaf Necklace by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.com
Gather your supplies. Don’t forget your studio sheet (important tool because the resin will not stick to the surface).

ICE Resin Cast Leaf Necklace by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 1: Remove two equal amounts of molding putty and roll into two balls. This will allow you to “eyeball” your amounts to ensure you have as close to a one-to-one measurement as possible. If one of the balls is a little larger than the other, remove a pinch of putty now and put back into the container.

ICE Resin Cast Leaf Necklace by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 2: Begin folding the balls of putty together and blending the two components together until they form a light grey color with no striations. Blend quickly, as you have an open working time with the putty of under 5 minutes.

Once the putty is ready to cast, shape the putty the approximate length and width of the skeleton leaf to cast.

ICE Resin Cast Leaf Necklace by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 3: Place the leaf inside the molding putty, gently pushing the delicate into the putty to create a cup-shaped mold. Remember, the ICE Resin® is liquid, so you must create a mold with walls on all sides and enough depth to re-create the leaf shape. The finely veined details of the leaf will imprint themselves in the molding putty and create the texture of the leaf in the resin casting. Optional: For even more texture in your first casting, leave the skeleton leaf in the mold and allow it to embed itself into the resin. Additional castings will not have the actual texture of the leaf, but will have the undercuts, aka fine details from the veins. Mold can be reused 20-30 times as long as it remains pliable.

ICE Resin Cast Leaf Necklace by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 4: Use the plunger to pour equal amounts of Part A Resin and Part B Hardener into a calibrated mixing cup. Use minimum ½ ounce of ICE Resin® (one-half of the plunger) to ensure proper ratio of resin to hardener for proper cure. Use plastic mixing spoon to gently fold the resin for two minutes.

ICE Resin Cast Leaf Necklace by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 5: Squeeze two to three drops of “Lolite” tint into the mixed resin and gently stir color to blend.

ICE Resin Cast Leaf Necklace by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 6: To add a bit more dimension to your leaf, rub a drop of Dina Wakley Umber acrylic paint into the fine details of the mold and give it a few minutes to dry.

ICE Resin Cast Leaf Necklace by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 7: Gently pour tinted resin into the mold. Let air cure six to 10 hours. Do not worry about small bubbles on the surface of your mold. ICE Resin® is self-leveling. Bubbles will naturally release as curing process takes place.

ICE Resin Cast Leaf Necklace by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 8: Once the resin has dried to the touch, squeeze the sides of the mold to release casting. Resin will be dry to the touch but still bendable. After three days, the resin will be fully cured and hard like glass. You will not be able to bend your casting after full cure. Use scissors to cut off any raw or unfinished resin edges to make the leaf look more natural. File the sides to sand down any rough edges or corners as well.

ICE Resin Cast Leaf Necklace by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 9: To add even more color to your casting, back it in foil. To do so, trace the shape of the leaf on a piece of foil and cut with scissors. Use Glue n Seal to adhere to the back of your resin casting. Allow to dry.
ICE Resin Cast Leaf Necklace by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.com

ICE Resin Cast Leaf Necklace by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 10: Use a flexible shaft or rotary drill to drill a hole into the top of your leaf casting. Cut a 6 inch piece of 18 gauge bronze wire and, using a torch, draw a bead on one end of the wire. Insert the headpin into the hole to make the wire attachment. If you wish, draw a bead on the opposite end of the wire for a decorative finish. Use round nose pliers to make a wrapped loop and then gently wrap the remaining piece of wire around the headpin to create a tendril effect.

ICE Resin Cast Leaf Necklace by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 11: Attach cast resin leaf pendant to leather neck cord with a 10 mm jump ring.

Reuse your mold along with ICE Resin and Tints to make multiple leaves. Use them as individual designs or group them together by the dozens to create one large, sculptural necklace in the style of Susan Lenart Kazmer.

Jen CushmanJen Cushman is a natural storyteller who found mixed media art 15 years ago and never looked back. She’s the author of two books: Making Metal Jewelry; How to Stamp, Forge, Fold and Form Metal Jewelry Designs and Explore, Create, Resinate Jewelry: Mixed Media Techniques Using ICE Resin. Her work has been widely published in national arts magazines. An enthusiastic and supportive instructor, Jen teaches more than techniques. She encourages others to explore their authentic process to create work infused with imagery and storytelling. She is the Director of Education for ICE Resin.

ICE Resin® Heart Necklace by Jen Cushman

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 1: Cut out the left side of the heart from one of the papers and tear the inside edge. Seal both sides and the edges of the cut paper with the ICE Resin® Paper Sealer. Set aside and allow to dry completely.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 2: Add any color of German Glass Glitter to the top right side of the heart. Top with a small amount of Shattered Opal Inclusions.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 3: Twist the cap off of the ICE Resin® plunger.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 4: Apply an equal amount of pressure with both thumbs on the plunger so both parts of the resin come out equally into the cup.
Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.com

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 5: Use a craft stick and mix gently for 2 minutes. Make sure to scrape the sides and the bottom of the cup. Set aside for 5 minutes to let the bubbles dissipate.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 6: Use your craft stick to carefully drop the ICE Resin® into the bezel.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 7: Don’t be afraid to drop close to the edges of the bezel.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 8: Carefully add in a charm to the left side of the heart. Drip in just enough resin so that you have a natural dome. Allow 8 to 12 hours to dry.

Step 9: Select 2 strips of ribbon. Place the ribbons side by side and tie a knot on each end. Thread a jump ring through the knots and attach at either side of a lobster clasp.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 10: Find the center of the ribbon and attach another jump ring. Attach the bezel to the necklace with a jump ring.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.com

Jen CushmanJen Cushman is a natural storyteller who found mixed media art 15 years ago and never looked back. She’s the author of two books: Making Metal Jewelry; How to Stamp, Forge, Fold and Form Metal Jewelry Designs and Explore, Create, Resinate Jewelry: Mixed Media Techniques Using ICE Resin. Her work has been widely published in national arts magazines. An enthusiastic and supportive instructor, Jen teaches more than techniques. She encourages others to explore their authentic process to create work infused with imagery and storytelling. She is the Director of Education for ICE Resin.

Audrey Hepburn Hollow Book Tribute by John Creighton Peterson

Step 1: With an old book, keep the book closed and apply glue to the outside of the pages on all three sides with Glue n’ Seal.

Step 2: Use heavy duty clamps (or rest something heavy on top of the book) to ensure that everything will set properly. Let dry.

Step 3: Once dry, cut out a large enough area for the frame. Use a ruler to cut nice edges through the book cover (remove when cut through) and continue cutting through the pages until the appropriate depth is reached.

Step 4: Glue the edges of the cut window as before with Glue n’ Seal. Let dry.

Step 5: Using a brush, coat the inside of the cut out window with ICED Enamels Medium. Add the ICED Enamels Relique powder inside the window and heat with a heat tool. Repeat this process for the spine of the book, along with the edges of the book cover and the frame.

Step 6: Use the ICE Resin® Paper Sealer to seal the Audrey Hepburn image with at least two coats on both sides of the paper – and don’t forget the sides.

Once sealed, adhere to the back of the mini frame with Glue n’ Seal to add stability and ensure adhesion to the resin frame.

Step 7: Decorate the front of the book cover with printed paper, paint or anything you please!

Step 8: Apply a thin coat of resin into the cut out window in the book cover. Also add a thin layer to the back of the picture frame to avoid any bubbles from forming and to get achieve the best adhesion with the resin. Place the frame into the window and then generously sprinkle with Silver German Glass Glitter. Don’t worry about using too much of the German Glass on because once the resin has set the excess will be put back into the container.

Step 9: Brush off any of the German Glass from the book cover and then apply a coat of resin over the entire surface of the book’s cover and allow the resin to set.

Step 10: Once the resin has set, return the excess German Glass to it’s container. Clean any of the German Glass with a detail brush that may be sticking to the project with static electricity. Finish your project by filling the inside of the frame with resin and allowing to cure.

ICE Resin® German Glass Glitter Bracelet by Kathy Cano-Murillo

Step 1: Start with Art Mechanique® small hobnail bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer.

Step 2: Mix your ICE Resin® following product instructions.

Step 3: Coat the inside of each bezel with a small amount of ICE Resin®.

Step 4: Select 2 different colors of German Glass Glitter. Pour the German Glass Glitter into the bezel.

Step 5: Before the bezels have cured, add the Crystal Clear Gem Brads into the center of the bezel for an extra hint of detail.

Step 6: Let the bezels dry overnight.

Step 7: Connect the bezels anyway you wish with jewelry connectors.

Summertime Picnic Project with ICE Resin® & ICED Enamels

Step 1: Separate the napkin. Laying the white layers aside and only using the top layer of the napkin, spread a thin layer of adhesive onto the wood shape and then gently place the napkin on top. Let dry for a few minutes.

TIP: Napkins are very thin and will stick to anything, be sure your fingers are free of glue.

Step 2: Once dry, gently tear or cut away excess and burnish the edges with your finger or a paper creaser.

Using a small disposable brush, apply ICED Enamels medium to the areas of your choosing for the Relique powder.

Step 3: Over a piece of paper, sprinkle the powder on the ICED Enamels medium area of your tag. Tap off excess back into the jar. Set aside. Repeat step 3 and 4 on all other tags.

With heat tool, heat the enameling powder until it all has melted and looks smooth without a grainy look. Repeat this step for all tags.

TIP: Keep the heat tool moving over the powder. If you keep it on one place, there is a potential to overheat this one area.

Step 4: Once tags are cooled, prepare ICE Resin®. Pour equal amounts of Part A and Part B into disposable cup. Gently stir/fold for 2 minutes and then let rest for 2 -5 minutes.

With gloves on, spread the ICE Resin® with the stirrer onto the tags as if frosting a cake. Set aside to dry 8-12 hours. Repeat on all tags.

TIP: To create a depth for the ICE Resin®, apply 2 coats of ICE Resin® allowing the drying time of 8 hours in between each layer.

Step 5: Once the tags are dry, cover the back with decorative paper and seal with ICED Enamels paper sealer.

Once the back is dry, begin to embellish with wire, charms, beads and pearls.

**EXTRAS**: To create the ICED enameled star, brush ICED Enamels medium onto star. Pour relique powder onto the star and tap off excess. Heat with the heat tool until the powder is melted and smooth. Seal with a layer of ICE Resin®.

To create the recipe/menu cardholder, adhere two clothespins to the back level with the bottom, as this will allow the wooden tag to stand up. Allow to dry.

To create a hostess gift, attach ribbon around a package of napkins with the same design. Wire wrap a loop onto the larger tag and slip onto the ribbon.

Using ICE Resin® on Paper

Step 1:Working on your craft sheet, ensure that your workspace is clear and flat.

Step 2: Mix your ICE Resin®. Follow the instructions for How to use ICE Resin®

Step 3: Pour the ICE Resin® out onto your paper selection and wipe it all over with a sponge, making sure you fully coat and cover the whole page. Spread the ICE Resin® into a thick or a thin layer depending on your preference, letting the ICE Resin® really soak into the paper.

Step 4: Turn paper over and apply ICE Resin® to the other side. Cover the entire page all the way to the edges with your sponge.

Step 5: Allow paper to dry thoroughly. Leave your pieces to dry for 6-10 hours. When dry, peel it off of the plastic. Your beautifully preserved paper is ready to use for whatever you’d like!

Step 6: Clean Up – Discard the sponge, gloves, mixing cup and stir stick.