Saturday, July 14, 2012

Stampendous and EnviroTex Resin Hop

This has been quite an exciting week at Stampendous. I got into stamping because I loved to play with new techniques and this week reminded me that excitement at learning a new medium.  Carmi Cimiata of the Resin Crafts Blog has helped us learn so much about how this product works, what it can and cannot do. We're so appreciative of her and the folks at ETI who sent us all some resin to play with. {big round of applause!} We've prepared some fantastic projects to inspire you today. We hope you'll run over to your local Michaels or other craft store and pick up some resin and some Stampendous stamps and get playing. 


Butterfly Pendant
Supplies Used
stamps: Corset Ladies (Stampendous)
ink: StazOn (Tsukineko)
metal word: Making Memories
other: transparency, beads, wire

ideas to note: I stamped the butterfly wings on transparency, colored them, cut them out and then poured a layer on top of the wings. When it was dry, I was able to punch two holes in the wings and add it onto a necklace. 


Fish BookBag Ornament (by Willem Price) Supplies Used
glitter: Stampendous
mold: fish ice cube tray (Ikea)

idea to note: My youngest couldn't wait to help me out. We used an old Ikea fish ice cube tray as a mold. Of course he picked a fish craft! LOL! This cutie will decorate his bookbag in September. 



Ying Yang Bangle
Supplies Used
glass glitter: sneak peek at new colors coming out soon (Stampendous)
resin: EviroTex Craft Resin
bezel: Nunn Designs
brass bangle: Nunn Designs

idea to note: I adhered a backless brad onto the bezel and then poured a tiny bit of resin...just enough to adhere the glitter with. Next I poured in two colors of glass glitter in a ying yang design. Allow to dry some and pour off extra glitter. Finally top off the bezel with resin and allow to dry.




Faux Amber Pendant
Supplies Used
mica flakes & shaved Ice: Stampendous
resin: EnviroTex Craft Resin
mold: watercolor tray
other: wire, dead ant

idea to note: Tinting the resin with Butterscotch Alcohol ink and adding Stampendous Shaved Ice and Mica Flakes into the resin creates an amazing faux amber. Adding in a dead bug just adds that extra touch, lol! 

If you make something fun, please take a picture and put it on our Facebook page! We'd love to see what you're doing! As you visit each blog, you'll be entered in our drawing for a great prize package when you leave a comment! If you don't tell us you were there by commenting, we can't include you in the drawing! We'll pick a winner from today's comments separate from the commenters throughout the week. Get hoppin!

28 comments:

Terri Burnette said...

These are beautiful. I did not realize you could tint the resin with alcohol inks. Very cool. Thanks for sharing

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love the last project the best but they are all fabulous!

April derrick said...

Uh wow!!! I'm pretty sure I have to figure out something I can make that's amazing so you might want to trade me for it and then I can put that spectacular butterfly necklace around my neck and never take it off!

Scrappychick said...

you went to town! Love them all but especially the winged necklace!!

Cindy Cima said...

Wonderful creations Wendy!
The Fish bookbag ornament is too cute! My fave is the Create necklace! Also love the bangle and the faux amber pendant!

Wax Beach Artist said...

So many wonderful projects! I love them all, fish too : )

Susan Lloyd said...

sad i finished the hop but now have some new ideas to try. thanks

Suzanne C said...

These are fantastic. Love the amber pendant! So many clever ideas. My favorite is the winged necklace although the fish book bag was very cool!

Lisa said...

Wendy, these are so beautiful!!!

Jan said...

Great techniques! I will have to try my hand at resin.
Jan

Melinda Gleissner said...

Wendy, these are so incredible! I love them all. You showcased so many techniques here beautifully, the fish charm, the butterfly necklace, the amber...just awesome! BTW: you don't need to take a class;-)

Sue D said...

Very creative projects!

StampendousGraphics said...

Not a chance, April! The butterfly necklace is mine!! LOL... dead bug? really? Wendy you crack me up! These projects are all so fantastic! Great job!

jackie said...

Love the butterfly and the faux amber pendant. Great Job!

Tina Merritt said...

So, was the dead bug in your embellishment case just waiting for that "perfect" project??? ;-)

Barb Turpin said...

Ah, the jewelry lady! Your creations are gorgeous...love the Create butterfly idea.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful projects! They are all so different too! I think my favorite is the fish. It's such a great shape, and love how the resin/sparkle kind of mimics a fish.

Heather said...

OMG! These are amazing! Thank you for sharing :)

Alison B said...

I love the faux amber! The shape and color are very nice.

charli said...

love each of these!

Carol said...

Gorgeous projects and another fun blog hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

donnajean said...

I just tried coloring resin with alcohol ink this week , it was so fun! Made my project perfect!

nelda said...

Nice projects you shared with us. Thanks!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Truly amazing creations showcasing your outstanding ability as a multifaceted crafter. Love them all, Wendy!

Karla said...

Love these :)

randie said...

I love the buterfly necklace. But all of your work was awsome

Lorraine said...

Oh wow, such cool creations and ideas!

Jingle said...

You. Are. AMAZING! That wing necklace...holy WOW! And that ring! Okay, I just love everything!