Friday, February 13, 2015

For The Love of Resin 2015 Collaboration Post Three




For The Love of Resin 2015 Collaboration Post Three
Over the Christmas holidays I sent two of these heart shaped bezels to 25 artists.  I am thrilled to show you what they returned to me in this blog series.
One heart was for each artist to keep 
and one was to work in and send back to me as a finished project.  

Post One of this series linked here.
Post Two of the series linked here.

 There were no rules.  Just a return deadline.  They were simply asked to use any resin or resin clay they liked for their submission.
 Artist:  Pat Susen

Pat has sent me a wonderful submission featuring our very own St. Valentine charm.  He is brass and she added extra color to his arrow and wings.  She worked in resin clay which she stamped into with Staz-On gold ink and a heart stamp.  The crystals are Swarovski and that red siam color just glitters!
Artist:  Jennifer Tryon

This is Jennifer's very first resin project.  She selected a vintage Canadian map and cut out her hometown of Kingston with her native Algonquin territory included.  A perfect heart for a sentimental keepsake.  Jennifer also did a step by step on her blog explaining how she completed this project which I linked here.  
I love that this is a Valentine gift she is giving to herself this year.

 Artist:  Debbie Mahoney

Debbie describes her heart as "simple, traditional Valentine's Day decor."
Does this look simple to you?  Her rose is made from polymer clay and is partially embedded in resin.  The background image is from a victorian calling card.  The rhinestone chain frames everything beautifully.  She attached a dangle with a capped pearl and key.  
The "key" to the heart is from a dollhouse miniature door. 
 (there is a doll out there with no way to open her front door now)
 Artist:  Liz Norton

This first heart features the project that Liz created for the collaboration.
Her St. Valentine is paper surrounded by tiny glass beads on a foiled frame embedded in resin.  It is a perfect submission.  However she also sent me her second heart bezel.

I am sharing this second project because "Love" is one of my favorites.  This bezel got damaged in the mailing.  In two locations, there were chips in the sides.  She was undeterred.  "A little tape on the side & no worries about resin spilling over."
I love that she came up with a fix!  This is a great trip for all of us.
Gold dots, tiny sequins hot foiled paper and a paper word combine together look fantastic under resin.
The hearts are easy to order online.  I have a link here.
This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata. Please do not repost any part of it without permission.

1 comment:

Renee M said...

More wonderful creative ideas--these are so fun to see!