Friday, April 15, 2011

Okay, Okay....

I've been told. Yes, it's been a week since my last post. Sooooooooooooooooooooory faithful followers. I have been so busy getting things put back together from ScrapFest. I think I am ready to get back into regular scheduled programming now. YAY!!!! Bring it on! So -- wanna know what's new? I got in the ICE Resin order that I made at CHA along with pewter bezels and a fabulous book by Jen Cushman. Yippee!!!! I know more than a few of you have been waiting for this!

ALSO ON THE RESIN FRONT. My friend Carmi started a new blog on behalf of the people who create Envirotex Light (her resin of choice). I'm sooooooo excited for her! Be sure to follow her RESIN BLOG and even sign up for her fabulous class at Mixed Minded. She is teaching TWO classes to do with Resin at the event and I couldn't be more thrilled! Come and learn from the expert!! Congratulations Carmi!

A novice over here.... I took to making my first pours EVER! I started small and on the cheap (as I am a beginner). I have these very sweet bezels for sale here in the studio (the largest is .85 -- so not a big investment in case I mess up!) I started by simply using a circle punch and punching out a piece of pattern paper and attaching it to the base of my bezel. I did this with ..... wait for it..... my XYRON X!!! Yay Xyron (more to come from them soon *smile*)! So happy it worked!! I then followed Carmi's instructions and poured. I placed an old Making Memories embellie in it. Success!! Then I got more daring... Note the Tim Holtz embellie with - small glass beads from the dollar store. Yep .. getting there in my daring "resinating" *smile* So, I thought. That's cute -- now lets add some more stuff!! Here is a punch out of one of Graphic 45's images (On the Boardwalk Line) then I took out my Viva Decor Lovelies!! Yep -- the glitter is the Viva Decor Glitter Liner and the Pearl is the Viva Decor Pearl Pen. LOVE LOVE LOVE how this turned out and the fact it didn't react with the resin! Yahooooooooooooooooooooooo!
So, armed with this knowledge I created a bezel with dried flowers a la Carmi's tutorial...... and thought okay.... that's a flower inclusion, viva pearl and glitter pens, beads... why not vintage book text. OMG.... LOVE the transparency!!!
So, now I'm a pro, right? HAHAHAHA ...whatever!!! :)

But I am definately full of resin confidence now SO I got out something that reminds me of my dad (and something that was his) and thought I would throw it all together to make a special pendant. Note the confidence.... yes, that is a Pewter Bezel from Susan Lenart Kazmer's ICE Resin line. LOVE!
How'd I do? Not bad for a beginner me thinks! I still have lots to learn and lots of playing to do but WHOA this is FUN!!

Happy Creating all!


Regan said...

u are a resin making it..go big or go home sistah!

Wendy Gilbertson said...

WOW, from beginner to expert in one blog post!!!! Have fun!!! It looks fabulous!!

Karen said...

Wow Karen,

Talk about jumpin' right in! You go girl ~ LOVE what you've made!!

Carmi said...

They turned out excellent!