EnviroTex Resin Key Chain

Jan 2, 2013

I cre­at­ed this key chain for my sis­ter, Belin­da. It was cre­at­ed in mem­o­ry of my broth­er, Richard who passed away from alco­holism, March 28, 2004. He loved the water and worked on a boat off the Gulf of Mex­i­co. I found this image of the anchor by doing a google search and the quote from Quote Gar­den. I had Alan resize the image for me to fit inside the bezel then print­ed it out on my laser print­er. Next, I applied Nunn Design Glue on the bezel and placed the image on top, press­ing the bub­bles out from under­neath the image as best I could using my fin­ger and paint brush for the cor­ners. Once I felt I got all the bub­bles out, using a paint brush I applied a lay­er of Nunn...

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Owl Charms

Dec 31, 2012

My sis­ter, Belin­da has a seri­ous love of owls. She likes the fun whim­si­cal style so I thought I would cre­ate a few charms for her to wear. I print­ed off some owl images using my laser print­er then cut them to fit the bezels shown above. Using a paint brush I applied Nunn Design Glue inside each bezel then placed the image on top of the glue press­ing down with my fin­ger to make sure I removed any air bub­bles. Then I applied a lay­er of the glue on top of each image, let­ting it dry com­plete­ly then applied anoth­er lay­er of glue. Once dry I accent­ed the images with Dia­mond Stick­les. After the Stick­les dried I applied Judi Kins Gel du Soleil and used a Judi Kins UV Lamp. This prod­uct is dif­fer­ent than...

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Merry Christmas

Dec 25, 2012

I hope you and your fam­i­ly are all enjoy­ing a won­der­ful hol­i­day sea­son. I cer­tain­ly do wish you all the very best and hap­pi­est of hol­i­days. Now that every­one has opened their gifts I can final­ly share all the projects I cre­at­ed this Christ­mas to give to my fam­i­ly. Today’s can­vas was my gift to my dad. As you all know he is San­ta and has quite a col­lec­tion of San­ta’s so I thought I would add to it. I’m hap­py to report San­ta’s sit­ting in his reclin­er with his feet up and a tum­my full of milk and cook­ies rest­ing from all his trav­els dur­ing the night. I real­ly did have a lot of fun cre­at­ing this 4″ x 4″ can­vas for dad. I  tried hard to make each gift I cre­ate per­son­al....

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Three Simple Words

Nov 17, 2012

It’s amaz­ing the amount of pow­er words have when you real­ly think about it. I’m sure we can all remem­ber a moment when an unkind word was said to us on the play­ground, or whis­pers in the hall in school. I know I can. Sad­ly, it’s dur­ing those years that we real­ly don’t know the pow­er those words spo­ken have on a per­son. It’s so easy to remem­ber the neg­a­tive as I guess those are the ones that impact us and hurt us the most. The neg­a­tive words are the first ones which creep up on us instead of the kind, they are the ones that I and I’m sure you, always have to push back down. So today, my wish is that we all give hope, courage and love to a stranger, a...

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Texas Big + Funky = My Kinda Charm

Oct 31, 2012

Oh good­ness where do I start to tell you about this charm. I had so much fun mak­ing it but darn 4 days to com­plete some­thing is a LONG time for me. Patience is not my best char­ac­ter trait but I did it and it was well worth being patient. I used Envi­ro­Tex Resin, made my round bezel by free form­ing some cop­per met­al , then used lots of Nunn Design Met­al Embell­ish­ments, vin­tage but­tons, an old met­al key, rhine­stones, beads and trims. Day 1 I attached a piece of pat­terned paper to the front and back of the round chip­board piece using Nunn Design Glue. Once the glue was dry I sealed the chip­board cir­cle using Nunn Design Sealant on the front, back and edges of the chip­board piece. I applied the sealant three...

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UTEE, Resin & Sculpey Clay Charms

Oct 30, 2012

I’ve had so much fun this past week exper­i­ment­ing with UTEE, Resin and Sculpey Clay. At the moment it’s a charm par­adise in my craft­room. The acorn charm is made from UTEE. I hunt­ed all over my back­yard for the per­fect­ly shaped acorn so I could make a mold of it. I found one and think this charm came out so cute. The top of the acorn is the actu­al acorn top I glit­tered and attached to the UTEE acorn. I cov­ered the entire acorn with a thin lay­er of resin. The bird charm is cre­at­ed out of Sculpey Clay, embossed with a Melt Art Tex­ture Tread, paint­ed and cov­ered with a thin lay­er of resin. The always be amaz­ing charm is cre­at­ed using Sculpey Clay, resin paper but­ter­flies, glass glit­ter and topped with...

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EnviroTex Jewelry Resin

Oct 23, 2012

I’ve been want­i­ng to play with resin for a long time and final­ly just took the time to do it and I LOVE it. Mind you these are no where amaz­ing com­pared to what is out there to be found but I am hap­py with my first attempts. I did learn a few things in the process that I will share with you in hopes you will not make the same errors I did. Although, things are going to hap­pen that you might not like as you learn, just accept it but then again it goes both ways… you might dis­cov­er some­thing you real­ly like too. I was wor­ried about a heavy chem­i­cal smell and was hap­py to dis­cov­er that Envi­ro­Tex had no smell at all. So I could check this wor­ry off my...

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