Friday, July 12, 2013

Spellbinders Shape It Up Sneak Peek and Giveaway Day Two!

Hello blog friends!

Today, I’m excited to reveal some new Spellbinders® Media Mixage™ products: MB3-002 Oval Hatpin – Bronze and MT1-009 Keys texture plate. Yes, you read it right! Hatpins!!! You’ll also want to check out Ken Oliver’s blog as he’s also showcasing new Media Mixage products today!

Here's my project……



.....a Keys Hatpin and matching Keys Box.
 
Supply List for Hatpin and Box:
  • Spellbinders® MMM-001 Artisan X-plorer™
  • Spellbinders® MB3-002 Oval Hatpin - Bronze
  • Spellbinders® MT1-009 Keys Texture Plates
  • Spellbinders® MD1-001 Ovals One
  • Spellbinders® MMs-002 Foil Pack 2
  • Spellbinders® S4-168 Large Labels
  • Spellbinders® S4-130 Classic Rectangles SM
  • ICE Resin®
  • Susan Lenart Kazmer – Aqua Glass Glitter
  • Elmer’s Painters – Black
  • Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Mist - Concord, Strawberry Shortcake, Glimmer Glaze - Saffron
  • Scor-Tape – ¼, ½, 2”
  • Beacon Adhesives – Fabri-Tac™
  • Beads – crystal, aqua, purple
  • Bronze eye pins and head pins
  • Bronze Jump Ring
  • Micro Beads – turquoise/silver mix
  • Craft Foam - Black
  • Black Card Stock
  • Wood Box
  • Crystal Clear Satin spray
  • Gold fabric
  • Fiberfill

Let's get to the How-To for the Keys Hatpin!


I started with these products:
 
 
First,  I cut an oval of black self-adhesive craft foam with Spellbinders® MD1-001 Ovals One #2 die (#1 being the smallest)   I used the craft foam as filler to raise the embossed foil closer to the top.  It’s super easy to cut!
Next, I cut an oval of aqua craft foil with the same Ovals One #2 die.
 
 Now for the texture!  I placed the oval foil on the Spellbinders® MT1-009 Keys texture plate, aqua side up.  The texture plate is placed on the Spellbinders® MMM-001 Artisan X-plorer™ base plate with the cutting plate on top.  I put it through the Artisan X-plorer.  The first pass flattened the foil to the keys and started the embossing.  Next, I removed the cutting plate and replaced it with the tan embossing mat and pink embossing plate.  I put it through the Artisan X-plorer.  Voila! Beautiful detailed texture!
 
I applied black paint over the foil and rubbed off the excess leaving a hint of black in the recessed areas and around the edges of the keys.  It gives it a more vintage look. 
  
The foil oval is applied to the adhesive on the craft foam oval. 


Before I glued it into the hatpin, I cut 2 tiny slits near one end for the jump ring that holds the bead dangles.  It fits under the foil and foam.  Once the ICE Resin sets up, it holds it in place.  I placed the jump ring so the opening is just above the rim of the hatpin.  It can be open at this point ready for the beads.  Or left closed and opened after the ICE Resin is cured.  

I glued the foil with foam and jump ring into the hatpin. 

Next step, mix the ICE Resin!   Follow the directions on the ICE Resin package to mix it.  It’s very important to mix for 2 minutes and let it set for 5 minutes!  

I poured resin into the hatpin until it was almost to the rim.  Then I added glass glitter around the jump ring.  It hides the slits in the foil!  I also added micro beads around the edges of the hatpin bezel.  I added more ICE Resin to fill the bezel.  Then I waited for it to cure!  That’s the hardest part for me!!!  I usually pour any ICE Resin pieces in the evening so they can cure overnight.
In the meantime, I put together the bead dangles.  There are 5 separate wrapped bead pieces.  I’ve used 3 head pins and 2 eye pins.  The eye pins have a small jump ring with seed beads as a dangle.  I made a loop at the top of each one and wire wrapped the end.

 
When the ICE Resin was cured, I opened the jump ring, added the bead sections, and closed it.  Finished! 


I love the vintage look of it, especially the colors!  It would be very pretty on the lapel of a coat!

This pretty hatpin needed an elegant place to rest!  I decorated a wood box to coordinate with the hatpin.  

Here are the directions for the box:
I started with a recycled wood box.  It came from some specialty candy.  Any craft box that fits the pin will work.  Mine is 3 ¼ x 4 ¼ x 1 ½”.
I painted it black and then over sprayed it with Tattered Angles Concord and Strawberry Shortcake Chalkboard mists.  When the mists were totally dry, I sprayed a clear satin sealer over the box.
For the top, I cut a rectangle of aqua craft foil using Spellbinders® S4-130 Classic Rectangles SM #7.  I textured it with the Keys same as for the hatpin, adding black paint as well.  I snipped off each corner diagonally so it wouldn’t show beyond the gold frame. 
When I poured the ICE Resin in the hatpin, I also poured ICE Resin on this foil piece.  I spread it rather thin.  I sprinkled some of the silver and aqua micro beads over it and worked them into the ICE Resin.  I left it to cure overnight.
I cut/embossed 2 frames of black card stock using Spellbinders S4-168 Large Labels #4 and 5 nested together.  I glued them together for thickness.   I painted on Tattered Angels Saffron Glimmer Glaze.  When it was dry, I sprayed it with clear satin sealer.
To assemble the pieces, I applied Scor-Tape to the back of the foil and the frame.  I fastened both to the box lid.
To create the cushion inside the box, I started with a piece of card board cut to fit inside.  I cut batting/fiberfill to fit the cardboard and glued it to it.  I wrapped a piece of gold lining fabric over it and glued the edges to the bottom side of the cardboard. It’s glued into the box with craft glue.  A nice pin cushion for the hatpin!

Have I inspired you to try texturing craft foil?  Or even paper as shown in my second project below?  How about trying this same design as a pendant?  There are oval bezels the same size in the Media Mixage collection.   Have you tried ICE Resin?  I remember being afraid to try it at first.  It’s really quite easy!  The look is so amazing!  On my hatpin, I actually had to carve a bit of the ICE Resin off around the jump ring. A little mishap!   I poured another layer over it and it doesn’t even show!


For a little more inspiration, I have a second project with a totally different look!  I’ve used the small Spellbinders MB3-001 Circles Hatpin-Bronze and MT1-009 Keys texture plate to create this mini canvas…….
 

Can you see a circle hatpin?  It’s the flower center and stem. The "pot" is embossed with keys touched with copper Gilders Paste.  That makes the keys pop!   I’ll share more details on my blog sometime later.
For contest rules click HERE
 
To enter giveaway click HERE
 
Be sure to check out Ken’s project today!  He’s showcasing more new Media Mixage products.  I’m sure he’ll have an awesome project to get you even more inspired!  Click here for his blog!

Questions? calexander@spellbinders.us No entries will be accepted at this email address.





102 comments:

Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

Just love this project. xx

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love how you used the new products!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Lisa Fish
A Mermaid's Crafts

Cibele Glazer said...

Your projects are gorgeous! Thanks for providing the instructions. Now I can't wait for the new release!!

Karee Sue said...

gorgeous project, love how you used the products.

nzillingworth said...

LOVE THAT EMBOSSING FOLDER AND THE CARD WITH VASE AND FLOWER ON. NEAT PROJECTS

The Queen of the Universe said...

Great ideas!

Mojca said...

Oh my this is totally stunning and such a great idea. Thank you for share it with us. hugs! MOjca

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, both projects are gorgeous.

tndj said...

love your project. Would love ear rings like that. Beautiful.

Pamela Haskin said...

I love your projects! That hatpin is so gorgeous! I've not tried working with Ice Resin before, but I think I see a shopping trip in my future.

Teresa said...

Judy are so awesome and your project is amazing.. Love the colors and love what you did with the new MM plates and hatpins... Everyone needs to watch out this year for you on your new Mixed Media team... they are going to want to make everything you do!!!

Karen Ouellette said...

Judy, this is GORGEOUS!!! Thank you for showing this to us!

Carol said...

Love the way you used the key texture plate. And I would have never thought to use adhesive foam like that. Thanks!

tinaco said...

Fantastic projects, love your blog

tinaco said...

Fantastic projects, love your blog

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW these projects are soo gorgeous Judy. I love the little box and the hatpin to go in it too. They´re both sooo gorgeous, but also the mini canvas is really awesome. You´ve done a wonderful job on all these projects here.

sheila said...

wow-these are really gorgeous. the colors in the first example are so striking and the flower project is spectactular. Thank you for sharing your art!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Beautiful projects! Most things I've seen in the past with the new mixed media dies have intimidated me greatly, but you have made the techniques do-able for rookies!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Peggy said...

Gorgeous projects, love the key embossing folder.

zehra said...

this is gorgeous, love the rich colors, awesome instructions. TFS

xxcalamityxx said...

Simply gorgeous !! xhugsx Nikki

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Very cool. Beautiful projects. The box is amazing. I love the keys. So creative. And the colors are wonderful. Your card is Beautiful too. I love the flower.

JaniceAileen said...

LOVE these!!!

Marge said...

What a GORGEOUS pin and box!!! I'm chuckling to myself as just last night I was lamenting that I've lost all my purchased hat pins for card decor -- talk about irony when I opened Spellbinders post this AM -- LOL -- must be kismet?!

Gail said...

Great projects!
Love the keys and the colors you used!

Heather B. said...

Wow- the aqua and copper really make the key design pop. Keys are one of my favorite crafting themes too. Your hatpins are really beautiful. I like the practical typ of using the foam insert too - to stretch the ice resin product out. Brilliant.

Lizzie said...

stunning!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous colors, love how you made it a matching set and your beads top it all off nicely!!

Jean Bullock said...

Oh, my gosh, these projects are beautiful. The stick pin and the canvas are so cool. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous projects!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous projects!

Kathy Bradley said...

Absolutely gorgeous and the instructions seemed easy to follow. Thanks for sharing!

LINDA W. said...

Gorgeous hatpin ...thanks for sharing

Kim Ewins said...

Beautiful projects....love them all :)

Caryn S said...

Enjoyed yor projects and the tutorial - it helped clarify how you attached the jump ring!

Erika said...

Beautiful project.
Hugs Erika.

Donna said...

These are wonderful - especially love the card

Jamie Martin said...

Your projects are so pretty and elegant, love them!

Sarah said...

Well, your sneak peek did what it was supposed to do...gotta have that key texture plate!!

Antonella said...

This is such a fantastic project! Love what you've done! Now to be patient and wait - lol!
Hugs, antonella :-)

HappyScrappin said...

Gorgeous projects. Love the embossing.

Kathy said...

Beautiful work!!

Donna Ellis said...

Judy, thank you for not only sharing an incredible piece of art, paired with the hat pin, but also the pretty friendship piece as well. Thanks for sharing about how you made each item, step by step, with these new products. I've never used them and feel so inspired. Not only are the products pretty amazing, but so is your hand at revealing what your lovely heart which created the artwork. Thanks again, Donna

marilynwillauer said...

Quite impressive!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What beautiful projects. Love how you coordinated the cover of the box with the pretty jewelry.

Sandra Smith said...

Your hat pin is absolutely stunning! It looks as if it has been around for many years with the vintage feel. The box makes this a lovely gift. I adore the texture plates. A simple card becomes very unique when the textured flower is added. It's beautiful.

Dodge3670 said...

Ker Plunk....I just fell off my chair. Holy buckets of gorgeousness. Beautiful. I do know what you mean too about curing being the hardest part of the project is the waiting!

Darsie Bruno said...

absolutely inspiring, Judy!! Just love the box and hatpin!!! You've done it again!

Ravengirl said...

Such gorgeous work! I love the metallic flower you created for your card!

kathy s said...

what a cute hatpin- love the colours and the keys- and such a pretty coordinating box- love reusing things so perfect and who'd of thought to use that small hatpin for the centre of a flower- gorgeous-thanks for sharing

Regina Hamilton said...

Great projects. I love that cards. The flowers is amazing.

Karen said...

Beautiful pieces ... I can't even pick a favorite because both projects speak volumes. Thank you for sharing your talents and tutorials.

Maria V. said...

The hat pins are awesome!!!

Karen L K said...

That mini canvas is very nice with that flower. The box and hatpin is also really nice looking.

Heather said...

What a gorgeous hatpin!! Love the key texture and the patina you gave it.

CathyinMN said...

Love what you did with the new Spellbinders products! TFS!

Jennie said...

Love this look!!

Teresa said...

Beautiful work.
Thanks for sharing.

Lynne J said...

love the way you used that gorgeous texture plate-awesome projects!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Wow! Your projects are both great. Very impressive!

Ann w said...

Love the project. What great work, beautiful.

Lovely Linda said...

Judy! Judy! Judy!! You are an inspiration - your projects are beautiful! Your tutorial is great too - how beautifully you have shown off Spellbinders new products - thank you for always inspiring! {{{Hugs}}}

Quietfire said...

Gorgeous project, Judy!

Tracy *SBA* said...

You make everything look so easy on the blog and I am sure it's not that easy. And I am also sure the blog doesn't show how beautiful that pin and box really are. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

F said...

The oval hatpin is gorgeous!!!

Noreen said...

I love, love keys! And the hatpin and flower ideas are SOO clever! Thanks for the chance to win it - it would have a wonderful home with me!!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Judy, I love everything you do and these are no exception!! Lovely projects, both and they well show your amazing talent as an artist!

loftylass said...

Fabulous Judy. I intend to try Media Mixage now after your detailed instructions...thank you.
I love your hatpin and gorgeous box - the frame doesn't even look like card!!! The little flower and vase are divine. tfs

Heather (UK)
x

Holly Young said...

Gorgeous!

garnett said...

Media Mixage is going to be my new toy. Thanks for the instructions for the projects.

LOF said...

Amazing this will have to be a project I need to try TFS!

Angelica Chambers said...

Wow! Love the pin and the box! Awesome gift!!!

Martha Richardson said...

Hi Judy ;) These hatpins are incredible and the project you designed is fab. Thanks for the tutorial!

Mema's Crafts said...

Wow I love your work. I've got this tutorial saved and I will be back to give it a try.

Ken Oliver said...

Judy, Your projects amaze! I love how you've used the texture plates to texture the metal...thank you for all the cool tricks and tips...my brain is spinning!
Ken

terri feierabend said...

I love hat pins and what you were able to create is a work of art.. Love Them!!!!!!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! Thanks for the tutorial for your Gorgeous project! I love the flower card also!

Carly said...

goodness gracious! stunning! wow!
xoxo Carly

Cazzy said...

Beautiful projects, makes me want ot have a go.

Arnette said...

Stunning! A very beautiful set, I love how you used the new products.

paulettesprettypapercrafts said...

I love the look of these new texture plates. What a lovely bezel all dressed up!

FibreJunky said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Dottie said...

Very beautiful pieces. I really love the colors and amount of work it takes to make this craft.

Iris said...

The hatpin is just so awesome.

Mac Mable said...

Great new product..loving it! Beverley

Karen Schroeder said...

Awesome art! Love it!!!

Seth said...

Amazing with a capital A!

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