Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mixed Media Bezels with Graphic 45 and 3L Adhesives


I decided to do something a little bit different for this blog hop and make my own embellishments.  The stickers from Graphic 45  have an amazing quality about them, and I knew that they would perform well under resin, due to the finish they have.  With resin, you typically need to seal your paper components in some way to keep the integrity of the paper, not so with these wonderful stickers!  (Note: I did in fact seal the paper used in the By the Sea Pendant.) 






Mixed  Media Embellishments
Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Botanical Tea Stickers
Come Away with Me stickers
By the Sea 12x12 paper
Scrapbook Adhesives EZ Runner
Ice Resin
Bezels
Tissue Tape
 



I used the EZ Runner by 3L Scrapbook Adhesives to hold my paper in place before pouring my resin, and it worked like a charm! 
 
 
 
To add visual interest here I cut my gears in half.  It just did not look right with one whole gear floating in the bezel.  

 
 
I really like how the layering turned out in this beach themed focal.  I used the trick of using an odd number of things inside to keep things looking good. 
 


 
 
This one has some of the Graphic 45 Shabby Chic staples inside.  The finish on these matches the theme perfectly.  I also used tissue tape to back my bezel as I liked the translucent look in the background. 


 
 
 
I made a nautical By the Sea necklace with one of my finished pieces.  Watch for future projects to see how I add in my other fun embellishments in unique ways.  I just love taking paper crafting to new places! Cheers!
 
 

56 comments:

  1. What a great idea, these are cute.

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  2. My sister does her house in a nautical theme during the summer, I'm currently making her a mini-book using the by the sea paper, I'm gonna "borrow" some of your ideas for embellishments. Thanks :-)

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  3. What a wonderful idea! This is a great way to bring two crafts together!

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  4. What a great idea. love them all. Love making jewelry. Never tried resin but am going to try it now.

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  5. Your bezels are gorgeous. I had to pin them.

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  6. Just superb! Love the resins. Great project.

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  7. Love the bezels. The nautical theme is really big right now and these are perfect.

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  8. Nice Designs! I love the papers!!

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  9. By the Sea is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. How absolutely clever!! These charms are wonderful.

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  11. Beautiful and so different. Love all of them. I'll be trying this technique. I've done small pieces but nothing this big. thanks for sharing.

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  12. Really nice ideas! Me like.

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  13. Hello!

    What a great idea! Wishing you a happy one!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  14. These are amazing! Just gorgeous ,

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  15. These are stunning! Fortunately I have all the goodies to make these and will be giving it a go this weekend!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Oh my, how awesome are these?! Gorgeous work!

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  17. These are gerat color combinations - thank you!

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  18. Wow!So unexpectedly to see such necklace!Wonderful work!

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  19. Beautiful creations,
    love the uniqueness of
    them.
    Carla from Utah

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  20. just awesome projects! they are so lovely!!

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  21. Yet more ways to use G45! Very nice!

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  22. So nice. I have a few bezels that I haven't used yet. Maybe I'll copy one of these.

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  23. Rhea, your work always interests me & these projects are stunning. You prove how versatile Graphic 45 papers are & do it beautifully. from Kathleen Scott aka Ms Glitterbee

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  24. Love all three of these and I think Graphic 45 should add bezels to their metals line. I think their papers are so lovely and would love to wear them.

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  25. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. Dorina (Crafty Aunt Dee) DThursday, July 31, 2014

    Beautiful work, well done.

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  27. What a gorgeously different idea for using these beautiful G45 papers. It makes me want to try out this idea now!! Only problem is having the time!!! LOL Great work!!

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  28. Great projects with so much detail.

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  29. love the ideas, must learn to do this

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  30. These bezels are spectacular! Love them!

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  31. Wow, these are just beautifully done bezels with the G45 paper collections you used. I am so inspired.
    Thank you :D

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  32. Awesome craft ideas....Loving the Blog HOP!!

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  33. Beautiful! Love how you worked the different materials together...love the jewelry.

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  34. You are one talented lady. Each pendant makes me think of a different vacation I've taken. Great use of the Graphic 45 papers. Thanks so much.

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  35. These are awesome, thanks for sharing them! On with blog hop!

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  36. Gorgeous proyects love those little details

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  37. What a gorgeous idea! Thanks for inspiration! :)

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  38. Very lovely bezels!!! Love this project you chose!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  39. I love all of your bezels! Getting such great inspiration from this blog hop!

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  40. So many fine details in tiny projects!! These are great, and you have inspired me to give something like this a try. Way different project!

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  41. These bezels are wonderful! So many great ideas!

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  42. I love anything nautical. The details are so nicely done,

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