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Artfest 3

By spotogspindel | April 3, 2012

Third day, third workshop, even more intensely exciting than the two first ones. (I did remember to take some more photos this day, though)

Me and teacher/artist/ICEresin-inventor Susan Lenart Kazmer. The class was called Transparent text, and we worked with ICE resin (which I´ve been curious about for years). And as if that wash´t exciting enough, we worked with metal wire, hammering away, to form a big & chunky & supercool jewelry piece.

First is the ICE resin. A two-component, transparent medium, which takes some time to dry, but when it´s all dry, it really is rock-hard. My first pieces were these. Inlays are from my little art-leaflet (my own art&text). I´ve also added tiny pieces of mica-flakes, vintage glass glitter (you can´t see it here) and the mini-man, who is a tintype I got from yet another good neighbor in another class (thank you, Pamela Huntington!)

Then I tried it on paper. Just painting it on with a sponge. It´s incredibly sticky and gooey and just plain good-old-fun! The dictionary-pages at the top turned out really good. The pages from my leaflet I think were to solid in the ink from the copying-machine, they didn´t take the resin all that well.  The colored paper really worked out well though. These are all pages meant for my finished necklace-piece. But since they all had to dry for 24 hours+, I could´t finish my piece.

Working with the brass. Hammered out pieces, linking them tighter, and adding mica. The Mica will later be glued down, but once again, I think I might take it home in pieces, and assemble it when I know it won’t break in transport.

So here is a partly finished version with other papers. As you can see, this Artfest is all about my Granddad. Once again he is the centre of my attention and the art-piece itself :-)

I have to admit I like the colors here. Maybe I am secretly inspired by Mexico? ;-)

Last night it´s show-and-tell. Kate, Michelle, Tammy, Regina and Katy in the hall.

So many wonderfully talented people, so many just plain WONDERFUL people with big hearts and big smiles.


Topics: arting, Diverse, travel, workshops | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “Artfest 3”

  1. Deirdra Doan Says:
    April 3rd, 2012 at 06:19

    Susan Lenard RockSSSSSS…I loved loved her class..I got her book..we need to jewlery someday todgether…I am so glad you took her class!

  2. Patti Durovchic Says:
    April 3rd, 2012 at 22:53

    Love what you created!! I’ve got to get my hands on some ice resin!

  3. regina Says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 06:41

    All of your pictures from artfest are really great. We really had a great time, didn’t we?

  4. pamela Says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 13:56

    Wow, that necklace you made is stunning … Susan is so much fun to take a class from..and I am thrilled you like your gem tintype! He is perfect for you…and your photography is AmaZinG.. I am
    in awe…!!

  5. katy Says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 14:55

    it was so wonderful meeting you and sharing a space with you during the fest. Your smile and enthusiasm was catchy. your creations were wonderful!
    much love to you, katy

  6. lulu Says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 19:41

    Your resin pieces in process are so exciting – love those colors, too! One of my roommates was in your class – Jo. It sounded so fun working with the resin I might need to try it!