Design Memory Craft & Ice Resin!

DMCIceResinTiff-1New Orleans, LA…NOLA

New Orleans is color, food, music, people, heart, & soul.

Hello Blogosphere! Welcome to the Ice Resin Faber-Castell Week! I am so excited to share details about my NOLA Pendant. NOLA stands for New Orleans, LA which is where I call home! It was my first time using Ice Resin & Iced Enamels…totally fell in love.


1. Trace the heart-shaped bezel on a book page, cut it out, and save the negative (top portion) to color.

2.Draw a New Orleans Skyline with a black PITT Pen (S) on a book page. Color the sky with Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (107, 136, 166) and blend it with a wet brush. Heat Set. These watercolors are permanent once they’re dry :)

3. Adhere Skyline to Bezel with Gel Medium.

4. Apply Iced Enamels Medium to the bottom portion of the Heart-shaped Bezel using a paintbrush, making sure to avoid adding the Medium to the Skyline. Pour Iced Enamels Relique. Shake excess. Heat Set. 

5. Add more Iced Enamels Medium on top using a paint brush, pour Iced Enamels Relique (German Silver), shake excess, and heat set. Repeat until you achieve desired results! I layered mine 4 times.

6. Add charms, embellishments, and letters to create a scene in your Heart-shaped Bezel.

7. Mix the Iced Enamels Resin Syringe per the instructions (I used half of the amount in the syringe & mixed it for a minute). Pour into Bezel. The air bubbles will release with time & warmth. 

8. Allow project to dry for 6 hours. Allow to cure for 3 days. 

I hope you enjoyed my project! Sorry for the lengthy instructions, but this stuff is SOOO cool! There are a TON of videos and tutorials out there (thank you web)!

Here is the Blog Hop:

Monday May 12
ICE Resin: Kathy Cano Murillo
Faber Castell: Jill Foster

Tuesday May 13
ICE Resin: Jennifer Priest
Faber Castell: Jen Matott

Wednesday May 14
ICE Resin: Tatiana Allen
Faber Castell: Rita Barakat

Thursday May 15
ICE Resin: Jamie Dougherty
Faber Castell: Tiffany Johnson

Friday May 16
ICE Resin: Jen Cushman…-faber-castell/
ICE Resin: John Creighton Petersen
Faber Castell: Mou Saha

Giveaway details:


The blog hop projects will end on Friday but you have until midnight Eastern time on Sunday, May 18 to post a comment. Winners will be announced Monday, May 19. Two winners will win a Designing with Gelatos kit OR a prize pack from Ice Resin (a Resin Plunger, a Bezel, Medium and a Relique).

I hope you’re able to take the time to hop around! There are some SERIOUSLY inspirational projects out there! I can’t wait to purchase MORE!

Happy Hopping,


Materials: Iced Enamels (Large Heart Bezel, Medium, Resin Syringe, Relique German Silver, Essentials Brushes, Royal Crown Spoon Charm by Rue Romantique), Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft (Gel Medium, Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Black PITT Pen-S), Blue Moon Beads Story Locket Charms, Jolee’s Boutique Fleur Di Lis Embellishment, Bead Landing Found Object Gears, Tim Holtz Alterations Alphabets, book page


186 Comments on Design Memory Craft & Ice Resin!

  1. Karolina Stopyra
    May 15, 2014 at 03:07 (2 years ago)

    Nice one! I like idea with skyline and I love this stripped ribbon!

  2. Jen Crossley
    May 15, 2014 at 03:39 (2 years ago)

    awesome Love the colors the whole pendant.Beautiful

  3. Joanne
    May 15, 2014 at 05:55 (2 years ago)

    Just so pretty and easily adapted to any cityscape, really loving this technique, itching to try some ice resin as I have never used any but I’d also love to a have go using your technique on a AJ page to, thank you for the inspiration and for sharing :)

  4. Sue D
    May 15, 2014 at 07:21 (2 years ago)

    Very cool. I like the skyline and the music notes and the striped ribbon.

  5. Kailash
    May 15, 2014 at 07:48 (2 years ago)

    An overall gorgeous pendent, love it all, the colors, ribbon and I love the city of New Orleans too. You captured the love beautifully!!!

  6. TracyM #6773
    May 15, 2014 at 07:53 (2 years ago)

    WOW – FABULOUS pendant!!!

    LOVE the colors, LOVE the detailed design, LOVE the ribbon & beads too!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

  7. Linsey R
    May 15, 2014 at 08:31 (2 years ago)

    This is too GORG!! I absolutely love it! You could totally sell these to tourists in the French quarter if you wanted! I love the great NOLA traditional color combo of bright purple, green and yellows and the fun piano keys and musical note and camera to commemorate a bit of what New Orleans is known for. How neat that you live there! I have always dreamt of going but live on the west coast my whole life-and in 2010 I got my chance! I spent 4 glorious days on my own in the business district a few blocks from the quarter. I took the St Charles st trolley to the Garden District and even toured a sugar plantation outside of the city one day. It was my best trip ever. This is such a lovely piece and thanks for sparking a fabulous memory for me today with it! 😀

  8. Shari C
    May 15, 2014 at 08:44 (2 years ago)

    This is beautiful! Amazing talent!

  9. Tasha F
    May 15, 2014 at 08:45 (2 years ago)


  10. emily (auntie em)
    May 15, 2014 at 09:06 (2 years ago)

    Exquisite! I love how you used the negative part of the image for the background. Thank you for sharing the tips and techniques you used! :)

  11. Pamela
    May 15, 2014 at 09:16 (2 years ago)

    This is so beautiful – love the Mardi Gras colors in the background

  12. Elaine Allen
    May 15, 2014 at 09:25 (2 years ago)

    I LOVE this piece! Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!

    Elaine Allen

  13. bearsmother
    May 15, 2014 at 09:32 (2 years ago)

    this is beautiful. I have some ribbon like this but had never thought about using it as a necklace. I’m hoping to win this prize. I’d love to try working with the ICE resin. I have of the gelatos but I’d take more of those too. thanks

  14. Vicki
    May 15, 2014 at 09:46 (2 years ago)

    So very pretty. Love it.

  15. carolingCarol
    May 15, 2014 at 10:09 (2 years ago)

    What a really fun piece! Love the colors!

  16. Melanie C
    May 15, 2014 at 10:24 (2 years ago)

    Really fun piece!

  17. Heather Thompson
    May 15, 2014 at 10:59 (2 years ago)

    absolutely stunning!!! beautiful. bright color selection!!

  18. Jen
    May 15, 2014 at 11:20 (2 years ago)

    You captured the feel of New Orleans beautifully! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  19. Diana fernandez
    May 15, 2014 at 13:01 (2 years ago)

    Thanks for the step by step! So helpful when working with a new product.

  20. Maureen C
    May 15, 2014 at 14:23 (2 years ago)

    I love the skyline design! Beautiful!

  21. Gavi S
    May 15, 2014 at 16:10 (2 years ago)

    Funky piece, love how the skyline contrasts the rest of the background!

  22. Johanne Lacombe
    May 15, 2014 at 16:18 (2 years ago)

    It looks amazing. I love it. Thanks for sharing,

  23. TheresaMP
    May 15, 2014 at 16:51 (2 years ago)

    great pendant; thanks as always for sharing.

  24. Carol Mc
    May 15, 2014 at 18:01 (2 years ago)

    I love your Bezel. So fun.

  25. Robin B.
    May 15, 2014 at 20:26 (2 years ago)

    Wow, fantastic pendant! I love the colors and details. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Jacqueline V.
    May 15, 2014 at 21:04 (2 years ago)

    This is so neat. Love all the new ideas.

  27. Laura Strack
    May 16, 2014 at 00:16 (2 years ago)

    Gorgeous Bezel, Tiffany! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B
    May 16, 2014 at 00:49 (2 years ago)

    This is gorgeous! Love all the little details you put into it!

  29. Melody
    May 16, 2014 at 01:45 (2 years ago)

    Very nice piece.

  30. suman
    May 16, 2014 at 02:27 (2 years ago)

    Exquisite !!! lovely colors

  31. Denise Spillan.
    May 16, 2014 at 04:09 (2 years ago)

    Beautiful pendant love it.

  32. Lissa
    May 16, 2014 at 06:05 (2 years ago)

    This is gorgeous, great idea

  33. Claire K.
    May 16, 2014 at 07:56 (2 years ago)

    Beautiful! Each day the projects are more wonderful! Glad I don’t have to pick a favorite!

  34. troppostella
    May 16, 2014 at 08:58 (2 years ago)

    :-) oh my god!!!! It’s Beautifullllll!!!!

  35. Sherrill
    May 16, 2014 at 09:21 (2 years ago)

    Love it! Love NOLA!

  36. Judi
    May 16, 2014 at 09:37 (2 years ago)

    Beautiful! Would love to try the ice resins.

  37. snazzy jj
    May 16, 2014 at 09:43 (2 years ago)

    Love the colors you used and kept the background neutral to see the fun lettering and the great cityscape edge.

  38. cathyaa
    May 16, 2014 at 10:29 (2 years ago)

    Cool project Tiff

  39. Judy B
    May 16, 2014 at 12:07 (2 years ago)

    Love your awesome project! Thanks for sharing with us.

  40. Fenya
    May 16, 2014 at 13:09 (2 years ago)

    Love the colors and the striped ribbon.

  41. Jennifer Matott
    May 16, 2014 at 15:48 (2 years ago)

    Love this tribute to your home!

  42. Heather Ferguson
    May 16, 2014 at 16:57 (2 years ago)

    What a great and stunning design. Thank you for sharing!

  43. Pam S
    May 16, 2014 at 20:08 (2 years ago)

    This so perfectly captures the spirit of New Orleans! Thanks for sharing and thanks for describing the process so well.

  44. Katie B.
    May 16, 2014 at 21:37 (2 years ago)

    Wow, what a fun pendant! Love what you did with the skyline, that silver relique stuff looks very cool! Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  45. Debbie L Gregory
    May 16, 2014 at 23:40 (2 years ago)

    Great to see all the products in your pendant and I love New Orleans also. Im from outside Shreveport in Benton, La. but use to work for property management company that’s home office is in New Orleans and travelled there quite a bit for supervisor meetings and annual managers meeting. We always had a blast. But back to the gorgeous purple and green and the black and gold pendant, love the stick pin and may arts ribbon all go perfect together with the gelatos and resin products.

  46. Leanne S
    May 17, 2014 at 07:50 (2 years ago)

    Very pretty!

  47. Lyn Kaufmann
    May 17, 2014 at 17:20 (2 years ago)

    Great way to tribute a city you love or enjoy! Nice instructions.

  48. Dana
    May 18, 2014 at 00:59 (2 years ago)

    I love your NOLA pendant. It’s a perfect tribute to a wonderful city. The ICE Resin looks like so much fun to play with. There’s so much you can do with it.

  49. Char- Deerborn
    May 18, 2014 at 07:18 (2 years ago)

    Love your NOLA piece. It is not only pretty but a statement from your heart fitting to be in a heart.

  50. Debbie
    May 18, 2014 at 20:03 (2 years ago)

    Really enjoying the blog hop! Such varied projects from the same products!


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