My Heart’s Affection: an ICE Resin Tutorial by Guest Artist Cat Kerr

Today we have Cat Kerr joining us at Somerset Place, where she shares how to use ICE Resin to create beautiful works of wearable art.

I often discover new ideas for using ICE Resin by accident; my creative process never seems to go exactly as planned. As artists, we must decide what stays and what goes. It is in the mistakes that new inspiration can be found and used to our advantage.

This piece was inspired by one messy handler (me) who spilled and dripped thick lumps of resin as she attempted to fill a bezel. The beautiful, organic shapes found on my work table the next morning inspired this shapeless, free-flowing pendant.

Materials

ICE Resin
Popsicle stick and cups
Wax paper
Crochet trim
Shell frame or any frame
Assorted findings for the center
Text
Gold paint pen

Instructions

  1. Cut your trim to desired size and place on wax paper.
  2. Add your frame and assemble pendant components.
  3. Mix two equal parts resin and hardener. Stir with a Popsicle stick for two minutes.
  4. Carefully add resin to the center of your frame using the Popsicle stick.
  5. Pour the remaining resin over the rest of the pendant, allowing it to flow on and around your project.
  6. Add text.
  7. Let resin cure for 24 hours. Once cured, drill a small hole for the jump ring.
  8. Using the gold paint pen, color the edge of the resin.
  9. Attach necklace findings.
  10. Proudly wear your one-of-a-kind art piece!

Thank you for sharing this innovative tutorial, Cat! Cat Kerr is a mixed-media artist living in Central Florida with her husband and two children. She is part of the 2012 ICE Resin creative team and designs for ARTCHIX Studio. Her work has been seen in multiple publications and is currently featured in the Summer ’12 issues of Sew Somerset, Belle Armoire Jewelry, and Somerset Studio Gallery. To see more of her work, teaching schedule, and shops, visit her blog at http://inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com.
 
 

 
 

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Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2012 @ 9:09 am
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24 Responses to “My Heart’s Affection: an ICE Resin Tutorial by Guest Artist Cat Kerr”

  1. Pam Carriker says:

    So beautiful! Love the look of the lace under the resin, strength and beauty!

  2. Zinnia says:

    What a beautiful idea! Love it!
    Zinnia

  3. Pat Winter says:

    Cat, I love this. I collect vintage lace and I bought ice resin but it hasn’t been touched. Now I know exactly what to do. Thanks so much.

  4. I love the idea of preserving vintage lace like this! So many possibilities – thanks for sharing this awesome project. Maisy x

  5. Oh, I love this accidental beauty. It really does look like ice.

  6. What a beautiful piece….love everything about it!

  7. Chris Kerr says:

    Wonderful piece! Love the fabric & use of resin. Darling!

  8. Wow Cat!
    My messes never looked that good!! You turned messy resin into glamour!! The tutorial was not only good info, but I bet it made all of us who read your piece feel that mistakes are OK sometimes. Having the vision is key. You have the vision!! xo

  9. Hi Cat! This is so beautiful. I love the layers you created with Ice Resin, and adding the delicate lace is so pretty. You rock!!
    xox
    Riki

  10. Mary Jane Chadbourne says:

    What a beautiful piece of jewelry! Love the lace and can’t wait to try this project….well done!

  11. Diana Frey says:

    Love how you used an open framework and resin to highlight the beauty of this crocheted piece. You can appreciate both sides of it. yummy
    Diana

  12. Jackie Mohring says:

    Cat, such a lovely piece. Love the lace with the resin…too cool. At first I thought the edges were foiled, but then after reading your instructions, saw it was gold paint…very clever and simple. Thanks so much for sharing. Jackie

  13. Laura K Aiken says:

    Wow!. Beautiful work, Cat. I never would have thought of this, so clever.
    Laura.

  14. Lynne says:

    I love this idea so much I tried it last night. It’s a lot of fun and it turned out great. Not only does it make a unique pendant for a necklace but I’m also thinking this would look beautiful to use as a gift tag for a wrapped gift. Thank you Cat!

  15. Lynn says:

    this is lovely and very timely for myself. I had recently bought some ICE resin when I attended a Craft and Quilt Fair in Sydney. I love Cat’s piece and it has inspired me to open the bottles and get started

  16. Gerald R says:

    I am very impressed nice piece. A wonderful idea.

  17. I don’t know how you come up with the things you do but they are always so creative and inventive. Another winner!

  18. Maureen says:

    Cat is a true artist and I always love seeing her work. This is a great tutorial and look into her creative process, thanks for sharing it with us!

  19. Alice says:

    A beautiful piece! I always enjoy seeing your new creations! Thanks for sharing the process with us.

  20. Wanda H says:

    This is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Toni Tuck says:

    I have playing around with resin for a while now and I enjoy any information I can get…Great Job…Toni

  22. i am so addicted to ice resin the more i use it, your project reminds me to , “just let go” and not be so worried about perfection, and this is the beauty of ice resin, it really allows you to do this! aloha! angi in hana

  23. Pam S says:

    So beautiful! Wonderful way to take bits and pieces and create a lasting treasure. tfs!

  24. Molly says:

    I love this is so so so beauitul I just start crafting I want to try this

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Gabriela Belle Armoire JewerlyDIYGuest Artist ,,

Today we have Cat Kerr joining us at Somerset Place, where she shares how to use ICE Resin to create beautiful works of wearable art.

I often discover new ideas for using ICE Resin by accident; my creative process never seems to go exactly as planned. As artists, we must decide what stays and what goes. It is in the mistakes that new inspiration can be found and used to our advantage.

This piece was inspired by one messy handler (me) who spilled and dripped thick lumps of resin as she attempted to fill a bezel. The beautiful, organic shapes found on my work table the next morning inspired this shapeless, free-flowing pendant.

Materials

ICE Resin
Popsicle stick and cups
Wax paper
Crochet trim
Shell frame or any frame
Assorted findings for the center
Text
Gold paint pen

Instructions

  1. Cut your trim to desired size and place on wax paper.
  2. Add your frame and assemble pendant components.
  3. Mix two equal parts resin and hardener. Stir with a Popsicle stick for two minutes.
  4. Carefully add resin to the center of your frame using the Popsicle stick.
  5. Pour the remaining resin over the rest of the pendant, allowing it to flow on and around your project.
  6. Add text.
  7. Let resin cure for 24 hours. Once cured, drill a small hole for the jump ring.
  8. Using the gold paint pen, color the edge of the resin.
  9. Attach necklace findings.
  10. Proudly wear your one-of-a-kind art piece!

Thank you for sharing this innovative tutorial, Cat! Cat Kerr is a mixed-media artist living in Central Florida with her husband and two children. She is part of the 2012 ICE Resin creative team and designs for ARTCHIX Studio. Her work has been seen in multiple publications and is currently featured in the Summer ’12 issues of Sew Somerset, Belle Armoire Jewelry, and Somerset Studio Gallery. To see more of her work, teaching schedule, and shops, visit her blog at http://inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com.
 
 

 
 

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