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ARTSY EasySculpt Trivet

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 07:00
Create a one of a kind trivet with EasyScuplt, Stamps and Iridescent Powders.
This is an easy project and can be personalized with stamps of choice.
 Start with equal amounts of A & B EasySculpt...
 Blend together until you have a uniform color.  Let set for about 20 minutes.
 Roll out between two pieces of freezer or plastic.
 Place EasySculpt onto a 8" x 8" tile.  Spray stamps of choice lightly with Mold Release & Conditioner.  Then, stamp randomly with stamps of choice.
 Apply choice of Iridescent Powders, as desired.  Let dry.
Paint 4 knobs to match and glue to the bottom of the trivet (optional).

Adding EnviroTex Lite and Glitter to a Picture

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 07:00
EnviroTex Lite is such an amazing product!  I picked up some inexpensive pictures to experiment with and I love the results... I gathered my supplies which included several colors of ultra fine glitter and EnviroTex Lite.
 I used a toothpick and craft glue, that dries clear, to outline the areas I wanted to highlight with glitter.
 I sprinkled on a generous amount of glitter...
 and continued with each color of glitter until I was happy with the coverage.  Once the glitter was dry I put some painters tape onto the beck side of the picture.
 I measured out 1 ounce of each the hardener and resin and stirred them together for 2 minutes.
Then, I poured them into a second cup and stirred for another minute.
 I poured the resin over the picture. 
 I used my stir stick to gently move the resin to the corners of the picture. 
Using a glove, I ran my finger over the edge to catch the drip and cover the edge with a light coat of the resin.
 A lighter was used to remove the air bubbles as they rose to the surface.  Then, I let it set for 24 hours. I removed the painters tape from the back of the picture.  This works well to catch the drips of resin and keep the back side of the picture clean.
 The EnviroTex Lite made the colors of the picture and glitter pop!
You can see it better in this photo...I love all of that shine!

Blog Hop with ETI Resin Crafts today

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 00:01
We are happy to be Blog Hopping today with a great group of Designers. For complete instructions for the projects simply click on the names below each picture to check out each blog post!We also have a Giveaway...

You will get one entry for each be sure to leave a comment on each Blog! Winner will be drawn from all comments left by midnight (CST) March 3, 2016,  Winner will be notified via email.  
Let's get started.... 
Beth Watson

Heather LittleCreates some Silicone Putty Molds for her ART!
Irit Shalom
Created an upcycled tray with EasyCast.
Larissa PittmanCreates funky little necklaces with EasyCast covered charms.
Madeline ArendtCreated a unique necklace with EasySculpt.
Paula DeReamerCreated a wire wrapped key chain with EasyCast.

Steph AckermanCreates a cute little tin with EasyCast.
Tammy SantanaCreates charms, zipper pulls and pendants with EasyCast.
Vishu ReberholtCreates stunning coasters with EnviroTex Lite.
We hope you enjoyed seeing all of these creative projects!!

Be sure to leave comments on each Blog for a chance at the Giveaway!!

Resin Star Sun Catcher

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 07:00
Hi Resin fans, Karen Bearse here with a quick colorful chippie star sun catcher tutorial. I did a test the other day that was hugely successful & I wanted to share it. I don't know about you but I love playing with chipboard and wood pieces, adding them to art journal, scrapbook pages, etc. Some pieces and die cuts have nice open spaces which would look great filled in with resin. This could be used for decoration or in your art project.

I decided to alter a chipboard star. Here is what my finished project looks like.

First mix the resin. Pour equal measures of EnviroTex Lite resin & hardener into a cup and stir for 2 minutes. Pour this mix into a new cup and with a new stick stir for 1 minutes.

One of the great things about resin is you can color it with Castin' Craft dye. For this project, I used amber and red transparent dye. Put a drop of amber color and mix it into the resin. With the star on a craft sheet start dripping the resin onto the star using the stir stick. Drip amber resin onto 3 sections of the star. I let the resin run over a little onto the wood edges to ensure it would stick. Add a drop or 2 of red dye to the remaining resin mix you have & stir. Slowly drip this new color onto the rest of the empty parts of the star. Using cool colors resulted in the resin blending nicely when it happened to overlap. Do not move the piece, let it dry overnight.
This is what I ended up with. So first off it worked yay! The craft sheet does leave a bit of texture imprinted in the resin, so the next time, to prevent this, I would start with the wood piece on parchment paper. I would also add some glitter or mica to add a little fun! There was some drippage on the edges which I cut off. Once the edges were cleaned up I used an awl to carefully punch a hole for a brad.  I wrapped a bit of wire around the star and attached a charm with a jump ring. 
Bonus: I also did a piece using a scrap of paper cut with a film strip die. Using clear resin, I dripped some onto my die cut the same way. Only this time, I left one of the holes open, without resin. I left the drippage on the edges. The result is a very cool piece that can be used on an art journal page or a scrapbook page. Thanks for playing along today!
Supplies:Enviro Tex LiteCasting Craft DyeChipboard - Southern Ridge TradingCharm
Jump ring.

Resin ART with Scrapbook Papers

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 07:00
There are so many beautiful Scrapbook Papers available these days that make wonderful ART pieces for home decor.  I thought to make them a bit more up-scale the ART would be stunning covered in resin and I am not disappointed...EnviroTex Lite is perfect...check it out!

Here is how easy it is to do...
 Adhere chosen scrapbook paper to heavy weight mat board with Ultra-Seal.  Apply two coats of Ultra-Seal on the top side of paper,   
 letting dry between coats.
 Mix equal amount of EnviroTex Lite resin and 
 hardener into a cup.
 Stir for 2 minutes.  Pour into a second cup and stir for another minute.
 Place mat board up off a plastic lined surface.  Pour resin onto surface.
Use stick to move resin to edges if needed.  Use a lighter to remove air bubbles that rise to the surface.  Remove drips with a stick to keep the back of the ART piece clean.  Let dry for 24 hours.
I love how this turned out...the glitter in the paper shows up beautifully through the resin.
Go pick out some beautiful paper and give this a try!!

How-to Make a Mold with Silicone Putty Video

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 07:00
Here is a segment  we shot last fall with Sheryl Borden for her PBS show "Creative Living with Sheryl Borden"

How to make a Mold with Silicone Putty

How to Create a Resin Faux Opal Video

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:00
Today we want to share another video segment from our tapping for PBS's "Creative Living with Sheryl Borden".

How to make a Faux Opal with EasyCast.

How to make a Resin Tray Video

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:00
Here is a segment  we shot last fall with Sheryl Borden for her PBS show "Creative Living with Sheryl Borden"

This video shows how to create a tray with EnviroTex Lite

Coloring Resin Embellishments with Metallic Cremes

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:00
One of my favorite things to do is to make my own molds from EasyMold Silicone Putty!  The plus side of creating molds is I always have them on hand to use when I have extra resin left over from a project...Here is how to create a mold:
Start with Silicone Putty
Measure out two equal balls of part A and B
 Mix them together 
Until you have a uniform color.

 Press an item into the Silicone Putty

 Wait 20 minutes and remove

and you have created a mold...Be sure and wait 48 hours before using the mold with reisn to get perfect results...

Now the resin pieces I end up with are not always in colors I want, since I am just trying not to wast any of the resin left over from other project.  So after I have a collection of resin pieces I will take time to color them in different I am using a rub on wax to give some color to these resin frames.

It is an easy process...

just rub the color onto to the resin...

and you will have some great pieces to use in your projects in the colors you will use.

This is also a good way to test the mold, make sure it has all the detail of the original...this is one of my favorites...and once I added the green for the leaves and red for the flowers....this piece is stunning!  Be sure and spray these pieces with a light coat of Castin' Craft Resin Spray to finish off these embellishments!

EnviroTex Lite Resin Flower Fun

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:00
Hello Resin Lovers!! Karen Bearse here, and today we are playing with cool mix media resin flowers. In a previous post  Resin Paper Series #1  I did tutorials on how to resin different types of paper. That is always good practice to get comfortable with applying resin. Lets get started with a new project using some of the paper!!! Here is the super cool project we are making.

The flowers have a stiff feeling and are a bit translucent. They have a vibrant color and the shimmer from the mist can be seen through the resin coating. They would be great to use on an art journal page, scrapbook page, cover of a book.  I will do some trouble shooting for you as well or how I would do this differently next time.  I am going to try keep this simple, never an easy task!

EnviroTex Lite Resin
Paper (book paper)
Die cut flowers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (or your favorite)
Button or bead

1. Die cut shapes using your favorite system. I cut mine out of book paper using with Eileen Hull's Flower Layers die #9 by Sizzix. 

2. Mist the flowers - in this project Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist was used because of its bold color and shimmer factor. Use a heat gun or let dry completely.

3. Time to mix the resin!! I simply followed the easy directions to make the EnviroTex Lite resin - read the instructions for full info.  Measure out equal amounts of resin & hardener.  Pour into one cup & stir together for about 2 minutes. Pour into a clean 2nd cup & with a new stir stick, stir 1 minute.

Now you are ready to resin.

4. Put flower shapes on a non-stick craft sheet.  Apply a coat of resin by dripping from the stir stick onto the flowers.  Use the stick to spread the resin, push the resin toward the edge of the flower.  If you keep the stick away from the edge but let the resin flow naturally to the edges, it will maintain the flower shape.  The resin will dome naturally and you will not need to trim the edges when dry.

5. Let dry overnight.  Now you may use your flowers separately or punch a hole in the center using a cropodile tool and gather the petals with a brad.  Handle the flowers carefully as they are a bit brittle. For a stronger flower add resin to the backside of the flower first, set on craft sheet & than drip the resin on top. 6. I went one step further adding a button and wire to my flower to create a fun piece!  Eileen Hull debuted her fantastic new Twist and Style tool with Sizzix at CHA 2016.  I was lucky enough to get to play with a prototype so you get a sneak peek of the results of that play!!!

The tool is not available until May but here is a sample of just one of the many things it does.

Here is a close up of just one way you can twist wire,
which is perfect for flowers and this project! Now get out your resin & make fun flowers!!!

Sculpting with EasySculpt

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 07:00
This past Tuesday, I shared the workshop we conducted while at the CHA Mega Show using EasySculpt.  Now I am going to share some of the sculpted creations made by the attendees after they finished the workshop project....they are so cool!First of all to prepare EasySculpt...
Start with equal parts of A and B
Thoroughly mix them together 
until there is a uniform color.
Now for some of the great sculpted projects the attendees created...
 cute little dog heads...
 some frogs, a snail and small bone...
 another snail...
 a bone and some stones...
 snowman... melting snowman...
 Candice Windham's dead bird...
 happy rock...
octopus (sorry, missed the head on this shot...but I wanted you to see the before)...
because this photo shows the octopus with a coat of gesso and then the finished piece.  Donna Braaten-Budzynski was kind enough to share her finished octopus...check out her blog post with details of how she created him...I just LOVE how he turned out!

CHA Mega Show EasySculpt Workshop

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 07:00
EasySculpt is a 2 part resin clay that you can easily sculpt or mold however you want.  So while at the CHA Mega Show earlier this month, we conducted an EasySculpt workshop to show attendees the possibilities of this product.

Above is a photo of the workshop project.  We used our new Silicone Paste to create a mold from a ceramic frog for each attendee...
Then they got to work...
and started with equal parts of EasySculpt A and B
with gloves on, they mixed them together 
until there is a uniform color.
 Then they go started by putting the resin clay into the frog mold....
 With the extra resin clay they had mixed, they used silicone molds, one of which was a Wilton Silicone Mold, shown in the photo.
 It took about 45 minutes for the resin clay to set up.  The frog could then be removed from the mold and placed onto the clay pot...EasySculpt will adhere to the pot without the need for any glue.
 They then removed the molded items from the Wilton mold...
 and adhered them to the clay pot...
They all turned out wonderful...
Check out this Thursdays post to see some of the great sculpted pieces the attendees created with their extra resin clay...

Resin Marbled Leftovers

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:00
When I created the beautiful Resin Marbled Costers this week...there was lsome EnviroTex Lite that dripped off and got scrapped off of the costers onto the plastic, I had underneath....

Then I had a bit of leftover resin in the cups...

which I added to what was on the plastic...I pulled through the resin with a stir stick to create a pattern and left it to dry...  The next day I pulled the wonderful sheet of resin off of the plastic knowing it would be perfect for oh so many things....

First I decided to die cut some letters to create the word ART and a beautiful flourish...for a future project...
I also kept the negative space from the letters because they looked so cool and could also be used in a  future project....I see something like, a journal  for these,
I also had some smaller leftover pieces that were perfect to cut and shape into some beads....remember paper beads?  Simply cut a triangle and rolled from the wide end to the point...
I then place some tape around the beads because the resin was still flexible and easy to manipulate because it had set for about 12 hours and was still soft and pliable....
Placing the tape around the beads for leaving them set aside for another 24 - 48 hours gives them time to completely set and then they will easily hold their shape and can be used in another project....What will you make with your leftover resin?

Resin Marbled Coasters

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 07:00
Marbling with EnviroTex Lite is an easy process as I shared with you in the last post.  Today I am going share the process a bit further with marbling coasters.  
I bought some inexpensive tiles from a home improvement store and thought I would try two different colors.  I choose I painted one tile with Chalk it Up! Plum Preserves and the other in Licorice and let them dry.  Then, since I wanted to add a bit of shimmer I went other with a coat of Iridescents in Amethyst and Onxy and let them dry.
 I measured out 2 1/2 ounces of the hardener...
 then, added 2 1/2 ounces of the resin and mixed together for 2 minutes.  I poured the mixture into a second cup and mixed for another minute.    Then, poured some of the mixture into 3 cups evenly (I kept some aside in case I decided that I wanted more of one color as I was working).  
 I mixed in a small amount of Iridescents each cup, in the following colors: Onyx, Amethyst and Snow,  I stirred these in until I was happy with the color.
 I started by generously pouring some of each color onto the Amethyst tile...
 then, I lifted and turned the tile in each direction...adding more colors when needed.
 Until I was happy with the result...
 I worked on top of a cup so the excess could run off and I used a stir stick to remove the drips from the bottom of the tile.
I simply love the results!
I did the same steps with the Onyx tile...
and love the results of this one also....

Amazing that these two tiles used the same colors, the only difference was the base coat...have some fun and see what color combination you like....the results are awesome and wonderfully different every are going to love this technique! 

Marbleizing with EnviroTex Lite Resin

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 07:00
One of the classes we taught while at the CHA Mega Show last week was Marbleizing with EnviroTex Lite...This is a quick and easy technique that leaves simply stunning results...I will be sharing more on this techniquc in my next I am sharing the process and some of the attendees projects....they are so cool!!
 Paint your item a solid color, for the workshop we painted the wood base black, and let it dry.  Mix up 2 to 3 times more EnviroTex Lite then what would cover the surface you will be marbling.   Choose 3 to 4 colors to use in your marbling, and divide your EnviroTex Lite equally into separate cups.   Mix paint into each cup, one should be black and one should be white, for the project above the thrid color was grey....some of the studens also choose a 4th color, which was brown.
Pour each color onto the base as shown above, starting with black and ending with white, you will not need as much white as the other colors.
 Pick up the base and lift so that the resin starts to run together and drip.
 Turn it in each direction, letting the excess run off the edges.
 You can add a bit more of a color if you want and continue until you are happy with the results.
Place some small cups under the base to hold it off the work surface.  You should work on a non stick surface, you can catch the drips and save them once they are dry for other projects....if you need more around the edge, simply drip a bit more color near the edge and it will drip off and cover the edge.  You can use a craft stick around the bottom of the base to keep it clean...let set for 24 hours and finish off with a clear coat of EnviroTex Lite.

Hot NEW Product from ETI Silicone Paste

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 07:00
We just returned from the CHA Mega Show (the Craft and Hobby Mega Show is a Trade Show), where we debuted a few NEW products, one of which is Silicone Paste...I love this product and want to share with you how amazing it is....
Silicone Paste is a 2 part product that will create a mold from just about simply mix part 1 and part 2 together in equal amounts...the best part is that this product is very forgiving...and once mixted it can even be applied to a vertical surface as well as a 3D object and dries in 2 hours and it ready to is so cool!
I brought some to try out on a fixture that was in my hotel room and loved the results....
 Here is the light fixture on the wall of my hotel room...
 I mixed up a small batch of Silicone Paste and brushed a thin layer where I wanted it...
 and then added another thin layer onto antother area of light fixture...Once the thin layer is applied with a brush, which helps to get all of the details,then I added a thick layer and waited 2 hours...
 Once it was dried I pulled it off and 
 everything came off perfectly...
off of both pieces...
The possibilities for this product is unlimited....we will showing more ways to use the Silicone Paste right here on the blog!!

EasySculpt Devil Headband for Charity Wings

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 07:00
This week we have been at the Craft and Hobby Mega Show, which is a Trade Only show where buyers come to try new products and buy for their customers....I was asked by Elena of Charity Wings if I would be able to make her some Devil Horns to wear....which would shock people since she is always at the show wearing the Wings of an Charity Wings is a non-profit organization that provides a place for people to come and take FREE Art Classes...Elena spreads her wings of love, giving and caring to those in need. 
I knew the perfect product to use was EasySculpt...

Start with eual parts of A and B
Thoroughly mix them together 
until there is a uniform color.
Form the horns...
Cover them with assorted small red beads, 
place them onto a headband that has been painted with placing them onto the headband before they are dry, you will not need any glue.
Sprinkle the horns with ultra fine red glitter and leave in place to dry.

Here is what they look like finished and on the beautiful Elena!!

Resin and Sequin filled Bezel

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 07:00
On Wednesday I shared how I used up some leftover beads to create a fun colorful resin filled I reached into another bag of leftovers and created a Resin and Sequin filled Bezel for a necklace.
I gathered together Jewelry Resin, sequins, and a bezel.
Mix together equal parts of resin and hardener and stirred for 2 minutes.
Pour into a new cup and stir for another minute.
Spread sequins out thickly into the bezel.
Slowly pour resin into the bezel to fill.
Use a lighter to remove any air bubbles that rise to the top and set aside for 12 - 24 hours.
Place onto a gold chain for a stunning necklace!

Beads in a Bezel with Resin

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 07:00
Today on the blog we have a simple Bezel filled with leftover beads from other projects...Do you save odds and ends that are left over from projects?  
 I have several bags like the one pictured above, filled with odds and ends from projects....things that are to good to be thrown away yet what do you do with them?  I have found a perfect way to use some of them a bezel, covered with  ETI Jewelry Resin .  
Here is how I created it:
Measure out equal parts of the resin and hardener and mix together for 2 minutes.
Pour into a second cup and mix for another minute.
Pour a small amount of resin into bezel...
Add beads...
Use the stir stick to slowly add resin on top of the beads.
Use a lighter to remove any air bubbles and let set for 12 - 24 hours.
Add some ribbon and you have a necklace that will go with most any outfit!!

Resin and Rhinestone Coaster

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 07:00
What could be better than a coaster made with Rhinestones and Resin?   EnviroTex Lite and Rhinestone Sticker Sheets make this project quick and easy with wonderful results...

Here is how to make one:
You will need: EnviroTex Lite, a Rhinestone Sticker Sheet from the Buckle Boutique, a tile, painter's tape, scissors, lighter, paint and paint brush (optional).

Paint around the edges of the tile with Ann Butler Design's Iridescents in Onxy.  I also painted the back side so it would match the edges.  Let dry.  This step is optional!

Cut the Rhinestone Sticker Sheet and attached it to the tile.

Measure out equal amounts of the EnviroTex Lite hardener and resin, mix together for 2 minutes.

Pour into a second cup and mix for another minute.
Tape the edges of the title to prevent drips.  Pour a small amount of resin onto the tile, I used a paint brush to bring the resin to the edges, but not over the sides.
Use a lighter to remove any air bubbles that rise to the top.  Let set for 24 hours.
Remove the tape and your done...the Rhinestone Sticker Sheets come in a variety of patterns and colors and the results are wonderful!