I have heard so much about Ice Resin and Mold Putty that I wanted to try it for a while. I was so excited to get the book, Explore, Create, Resinate: Mixed Media Techniques Using ICE Resin by Jen Cushman, to see what it looked like. (ICE Resin is a two-part epoxy resin, if you aren’t familiar with it.)
I have to admit that the first time I opened this book I felt very intimidated by all the beautiful works of art that everyone made for this book. At first I wasn’t sure I’d actually create anything with resin because just by looking at all the photos of all the different projects you can make, I thought it would be very difficult and frustrating. I actually put the book away for a bit because I had very mixed feelings about giving this a try. Especially because in the past I had tried making jewelry pieces with a different brand of two-part resin, and well – let’s just say the end results were disappointing.
A day passed and I grabbed the book after work one evening and began reading, I have to say the way the author took the time to describe the ICE resin, got me intrigued. I kept reading and realized that I was wrong to feel intimidated. This product deserved my full attention! The author’s tips and explanation on how to use this product made me want to try it right away. Each page in this book makes you stop and really look at each project and at how the ICE resin makes them so unique and beautiful. [Read more...]