Ice Resin Pendants

I’m not a jewelry maker but every now and then I like to play with a little bit of jewelry making. It’s actually kind of easy if you try it. My favorite material to play with is Ice Resin, which is  a 2-part epoxy resin. Part A is the Resin. It has a slightly blue tint and Part B is the hardener. It has a very slight yellow tint. It comes in a plunger that dispenses equal parts of both parts and is really to use. It’s really fun to play with and the only problem, at least for someone like me who likes immediate satisfaction, is that you have to wait a few hours before it’s dry. I made three pendants and tried a few things and techniques. First I tried different mediums to color the resin. Both Perfect Pearls powder and acrylic paint worked very well and blended completely with the resin. You can create different degrees of transparency …

Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Flowers

Creating an art journal page always makes me happy. It inspires me not only when I create it but also afterwards, when I look at the page I created. That’s why I always try to add a quote or a sentence that speaks to me, a sentence that inspires me and lifts me up. This time I added a paraphrase of a quote made by the famous author Hans Christian Andersen who said that Just living is not enough one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower. Well… I changed it a little. After all this is my art journal right? I created the back ground with stencils and a really fun technique called reverse stenciling. I added gesso, Gelatos and stamping. The more layers of color you add to your page the better it will look that’s what I always say. I added big circles with acrylic paint and sponge and smaller circles I created with Gelatos and a …

Mixed Media layout: You and Me

The best photos are those of family fun and experiences, and these photos are no different. Learning to ride a bike is a must experience for every growing boy and his father. I don’t know how I missed these ones and haven’t created a layout with them until today but better late than never!   I usually create pages with one photo but this time I wanted to use all the photos, didn’t want to leave any of them out of the page. I started with creating a design triangle on the page with a little spraying and stamping. Then I layered pieces of patterned paper to create a frame for the photos. After I glued the photos to the layout I started the process of adding more color, texture and embellishments.   I used different designs of stamps like dots, checkers and net and created a stamped collage on the background. Then I added some color with a little …

Mixed Media Art Journal Cover

I have recently started a new art journal. It has a cover with images I don’t really like because they don’t have an artsy look. So I decided to create a new cover! I first had to cover the images that were on the journal so I painted it with three coats of gesso. Then I sprayed it with different colors using different stencils. Don’t forget to dry the layers when you work otherwise they will be one big blur. I added more color with Gelatos that I rubbed with my finger. Finally I added embellishments. Some of the embellishments were hand made with Mod Podge mold and melt. A really easy and fun technique to create your own embellishment. I didn’t just want to write art journal on the cover so I added a quote about art by Pablo Picasso with a pen nib and black ink. That is a great way to write on a treated surface like …

Mixed Media Art Journal page: Fairytale

I always enjoyed stories especially when I was a child. I loved those magical fairytales about princesses, magic and witches and I still do today. However when I grew up a realized that sometimes life can be much more mysterious, wonderful and sometimes sad. I started my art journal page with a really fun technique of Gelatos water coloring. I colored the background with the colors of the rainbow and added some accents with darker shades of Gelatos.Then I added a stenciled image of a large tree branch with birds and add green leafs with Smooch, Gelatos and a fun distress ink technique using my fingers. I also added butterflies created with a stencil and a blend of different colors distress inks and a little stamping. Finally I added images cut from a Graphic 45 patterned paper and created a blurred look with some gesso that I rubbed with my fingers. That gave the art journal page a dreamy look …

Steampunk Metal Man Box

You already know I love creating crafts with a steampunk look. This time I thought why not take it a little bit further and create a 3D craft which will have a steampunk style. Since I’ve been creating Father’s Day videos all week as part of a DT assignment I got that theme stuck in my head and decided to create a masculine project. I first covered a chipboard box with torn pieces of patterned paper. Then I started working on the steampunk metal man. I used an old car light bulb for the body and some flat head screws for the legs. I attached it all together making sure it’s balanced so the metal man could stand. I created the head from a bottle cap and the face from clock parts. I attached the head to the body and let it dry. Then I added the hands from the same screws as the legs and embellished the body with more clock parts and gears. …

Mixed Media Art Journal Page: 42 is just a number

I’ll be celebrating my birthday on Monday and I’ll be 42 years old. I don’t know why but it feels kind of old. I know in my head I’m young but I loo back at all the things I’ve done and it seems like it’s not enough… So I decided to create an art journal page to cheer myself up and remind myself that 42 is just a number!   I started with creating a numbered texture on white cardstock with Spellbinders M-bossabilities Letters and Numbers folder. I tore some pieces and glued them to the page with gel medium. Then I covered the page with gesso. I sprayed the page with spray paints and then enhanced the color with matching distress inks. I added more numbers with two sizes of numbers stamps. Finally I cut the number 42 from patterned paper and added color with the same distress inks I used for the background. I wrote the sentence on a …

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Einat Kessler


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