21 August 2014

ICE Resin Blog Hop


Hi everyone and welcome, especially if you've joined me for the first time using the links on the IndigoBlu blog. I'm here for the first of two posts today; for this one I'm taking part in another first for me - an ICE Resin / IndigoBlu blog hop! The blog hop is taking place over the next three days (21st to 23rd August) and there will be more blog posts coming up from members of the two Design Teams. As an added bonus we will be giving away one IndigoBlu Starter Kit per day. To be in with a chance to win today all you need to do is leave a comment on this post below, and if you also leave a comment on the post from my IB team mate Lisa Baker you'll have a second entry.


And so to my project for this hop - my very first piece of ICE Resin jewellery! Now I must admit to being very nervous about all of this. We were given a list of things we could use on our projects, including the new IndigoBlu Christmas stamps and a fabulous ICE Resin Kit which contained all sorts of goodies. As a complete newbie my first stop for advice was YouTube - there are tons of really helpful videos out there. Then of course days can be lost on Pinterest just gazing at all the wonderful pieces created by many talented bods across the World for even more inspiration...

I kept it simple, colouring the background panel with Distress Inks to match the ribbon, stamping the A6 'Snowflake Lace' background with FlitterGlu and covering it with 'Chariot of Fire' Mega Flakes. It is really important to seal your inked card with 'Slap It On' matte medium to stop the resin from leaking into it as this will make it translucent and could spoil the look of your finished piece. Then for the ICE Resin itself - with a simple two syringe system it's simple to prep before pouring onto the bezel, and I even mixed some tiny flakes in with it to add to the effect. The resin is self-doming and set beautifully without bubbles or other nasties appearing as I left it overnight to set completely. You may notice from the close up below that I also added some tiny 'Chariot of Fire' flakes to the raised area of the bezel for extra sparkle.


So there you have it! My first piece completed and I'll definitely be carving out some more play time in the coming months.

Now then, this is a blog hop so you'll need the links to the other participants;

DAY ONE: Thursday, August 21

DAY TWO: Friday, August 22
Carol La Valley http://wp.me/p1MCno-3st
John Creighton Petersen http://artnewwave.com/?page_id=468

DAY THREE: Saturday, August 23

Remember, if you leave a comment below and one on Lisa Baker's post today you'll get two chances to win an IndigoBlu starter kit today. And there will be more chances to win for the next two days .

Hopefully I'll see you back here at 10am today for the start of a new IndigoBlu monthly challenge (it's all go eh?!) Until then thank you for dropping by and take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx

50 comments:

  1. What are you doing to me Jenny I am going to have to check out the youtube videos to see what this is all about and how to use it (just in case I win) lol. Such a pretty piece of jewelry my two granddaughters would love to know how to make these.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  2. This is fab - I love messing around with resins and moulds etc but not seen these - off to investigate! hope you are well x

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  3. I love your jewellery piece. It sound complicated to make but worth the effort for sure

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. Wow great project, it's great to see how to use the resin, thanks,

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  5. It looks stunning Jenny, well done you!! I bet you were nervous, but you did really well!! And wow, who would not want to win a set like that! Fingers and toes crossed....

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  6. Ohh my i just love to make something like this.
    Greetings
    Anita

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  7. Gorgeous Jenny, a great first piece! Nikki K. xx

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  8. Hi Jenny! Gorgeous piece! The flakes give it extra festive feel! I've been so wanting to get the ice resin and now this.. I don't know how long I'll manage to resist! ;)
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Ingrid xx

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  9. Stunning! Just beautiful. xx

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  10. Lovely piece Jenny....P.S I am not commenting to win, just because I love what you have done lol ;0)Lisa.B xx

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  11. Beautiful - love this technique. The pendant is gorgeous and the organza ribbon finishes it off perfectly.

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  12. Hi Jenny..what a great start to the blog hop!! Love your necklace, the colours are fab...now where's that wish list?!! xxxx

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  13. This is really pretty! I am going to try my hand at this for sure x

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  14. Great result, Jenny,

    especially for a first! Wow!
    Love how you used the flakes for that bit of bling!

    Claudia x

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  15. Magical, Jenny! What a fabulous first effort... can't wait to see where your creative experimentations take you and the resin next!
    Alison xx

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  16. This is lovely - definitely something I'd like to try! I love blog hops because you get to visit such different blogs! Thanks - I'll be back! Sue of Worcester

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  17. Fabulous...I love rustic look!

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  18. This is gorgeous Jenny, well done for using the ice resin so beautifully first time too! I look forward to seeing more now that you have taken that first step.... Anne xx

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  19. Pretty as a package, Jenny! Good job! Carol La Valley

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  20. amazing work Jenny - this looks interesting stuff! hugs rachel xx

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  21. This is very cool. I will check out YouTube as well but sure wish the UK trip wasn't off so I could have gotten technique lessons from the master.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  22. gorgeous. i have been nervous about ice resin but definitely should give it a try. looks like fun.

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  23. Ohh I love this! So pretty and hard to believe it is your first! Love it and I am so tempted to try some of this Ice Resin! Enjoy!

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  24. Gorgeous project! Looks really fun to make, will have to see more!~kim

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  25. Beautiful piece Jenny, you would think you had been doing this for years. Such an opulent design, stunning. Tracy x

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  26. With a debut like this, who knows where it could lead?? Is there no end to your talented repertoire!?! Really stunning result Jenny, this burgundy would be gorgeous at Christmas time. Very clever that it self-domes and no bubbles. Seriously impressed! Nicola x

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  27. Beautiful Jenny, love the frame you've used, you'll be hooked now you've taken the plunge ! Sue C x

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  28. Lovely vintage piece, I am curious to see what can be done with resin.

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  29. What a lovely piece you've made. It's reassuring to know that the 'experts' have to use You Tube for techniques, too. Looking forward to seeing more! Thank you, Jan

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  30. What a beautiful piece you've created.Ive never tried anything like this before.looks amazing.Hugs. Debbie x

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  31. Oh I love indigo blu products, love what you've done - great ideas

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  32. Love the colour combination, right up my street, wonderful project!

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  33. this is stunning i have nt seen the ice resin but it looks wonderful xx

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  34. oh no! not another piece of kit I just have to get! lovely piece

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  35. Love it, Jenny! I've been hearing about Ice Resins all over Facebook and yours is the most beautiful I've ever seen.
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  36. I love it. I must get my resin out and have a go...xx

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  37. Love this Jenny! Super talented lady! Love Laura x x

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  38. Hi Jenny
    Lovely vintage looking piece of jewellery.Anybody would be thrilled to receive it.
    Love Angela x

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  39. Very nice jewelery piece I must use my ice resin and bezels to make a similiar piece lovely

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  40. Wow, your bezel turned out beautiful. You did Ice Resin justice. Love all the sparkle.

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  41. Gorgeous Bezel and love the colour and design.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  42. Love the colours. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  43. That is gorgeous, one day I will dig into ice resin and start new chapter of crafting. Thanks for instructions. Ana

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  44. Lovely piece of jewellery Jenny. Another kit for me to try out!

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  45. This looks beautiful Jenny :-) and I bet you cant wait to play with the ice resin again. Its something that I have never used either but looks quite stunning.

    TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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