I got to spend the most delicious Friday morning at Scrappers Cove in Milltown, NJ. It's an incredible store and a one-stop shoppers paradise.
I stopped by just to say HI to my old pal Ken Oliver, educational director for Spellbinders and all 'round fabulous guy...and brought The Lenster with me so he could finally meet Ken too !
but Ken, being the gracious person he is, insisted I stay for the class and take part in it....and I wasn't going to say NO !
He was teaching a lot of talented ladies how to work with the new Media Mixage line from Spellbinders and jewelry designer Susan Lenart Kazmer...and their beautiful and brilliant collaboration !
everyone was given bezels to create with. Some chose to fill theirs with personal items and photocopies of their family. Others used clip art or papers from the Media Mixage collage books.
It is important to seal the collage paper before pouring the resin and this can be done by brushing on a very light coat of any white glue, matte medium or even Ranger Glossy Accents, & letting it dry.
Ken showed us how to mix Ice Resin (2 full minutes !) and let it stand for another five (full minutes !) before pouring...slowly. Pour over the dry paper.
he explained how the resin becomes self-leveling, forming that beautiful dome if that is what you like. It does not have to be that high if you prefer it more flat.
Ken shared his own personal 'stash' of stuff for the class
as well as some of his own samples
here are some of the class examples
I kinda cheated.....I had already played a bit with some of the bezels the night before and came in wearing this necklace
BUT THEN I BECAME OBSESSED !!!!
So...starting with this idea....
I used the Spellbinders die that fits the bezel exactly to cut the image precisely and placed the eyes in the bezel, added a gear and poured the resin.
and, when I got home I finished the whole project...
I WAS ECSTATIC....HAPPY AS A CLAM !!!
Had to make MORE !!!!
(the images below come from the Turn of the Century CD from twistedpapers.com)
well..needless to say I'm a crazy resin nut now..more than I ever was before...and I'm hot to trot for the whole Media Mixage Line !!
Thanks a million for a great adventure Scrappers Cove and Ken !
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE !!!