(image from iceresin.com)
The hunt is over.
The quest has been fulfilled.
Many a projects thrown to the way side from lack luster results and just plain unprofessional finishes.
I have used and rejected; acrylic varnish, golden gel gloss medium, liquid sculpey, kato liquid clay, clear embossing powder, diamond glaze, magic gloss, envirotex and colores resin.
Sticky sides, inadequate coverage, inconvenient application, yellowing, bubbling, cracking and all around yuckiness ensued.
But search no more, the resin to out shine all other resins has been discovered.
I have coated polymer clay: embossed, painted, mica powdered (?) and stamped. Papers, both vintage and straight from the ink let printer. Metals; raw, oxidized, patinated, and rusted. I have filled bezels, both metal and polymer clay, seed pods and acorn caps. I have created molds and filled them with resin.
And Ice Resin has delivered perfect results every time.
I had Susan's name on my blog roll for the longest time. But nothing ever happened at her blog so I took it off. Now I see she has been working on a book, developing a jewelers grade resin, casting charms (so glorious in all their rustic savagery!) and overseeing a fantastic new inspiring blog called Objects and Elements.
I completely missed the blog hop that featured a lot of really talented artists utilizing ice resin in their own way. Which was frankly just aggravating because I just finished carving up a ton of vintage brass bezels, set with photo shopped ephemera and brass eyelets.
Okay, I won't keep you here, you have some inspiring blogs to check out. I just had to insert myself in this here band wagon because I am very excited about Susan's contribution to this media and it has opened huge, gigantic doors for me in the world of mixed media jewelry.