Monday, February 10, 2014

Easy Faux Cloisonne technique to Bling your Bezels - Part 2 - Mixed Media Monday

 Welcome back to part 2 of the Bezel series.  The Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ bezels are very versatile.  Today I’m showing you how to use a medium you might not otherwise think about.  Cool2Cast is a fiber plaster that, when mixed with water, becomes a pourable medium.  It sets quickly and it’s paintable.  That means you have a virtual blank canvas on which you can do so many things.  To make it easy though, I decorated the surface with outline stickers and colored them in with Copic markers.

How will you decorate your bezels?
Please take a moment to share your comments and suggestions!

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Faux Cloisonne with Cool2Cast 

Note:  While I used Pendant blanks from Spellbinders (my favorite) , this project will work with any bezels you may already have.

MB2-006 Susan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Hearts 2 Bronze
    Or substitute MB2-006S Hearts 2 silver
Cool2Cast fiberplaster
Outline stickers with designs of choice
Copic markers in colors of choice
Acrylic paint – I used a pale blue, but an off white color will work well.
Cup chain
Filigree findings
Jump rings
Toggle clasp
Beads of choice
Decoupage medium
Rubbing alcohol and small paintbrush
Sanding block
E-6000® Glue

Note:  With a few small substitutions you can create a variety of looks with this technique.
Our newest line from A Guilded Life offers a variety of complimentary charms and bezels.  The GL1-001S Regal Wreath or even the GL2-001 Heart Angel would be nice compliments to the design.

This technique works with any of the Spellbinders Media Mixage bezels as well as the A Guilded life bezels.  Keep several bezels ready and pour excess plaster into them so you have something to play with in the future. Explore! 

  1. Mix Cool2Cast according to directions.
  2. Pour inside of bezel and let dry – about an hour. 
  3. Sand the surface flat with a sanding block and remove excess dust
  4. Basecoat bezel with acrylic paint.  Let dry and sand away edges to distress.
  5. Apply a thin layer of decoupage medium to seal.
  6. Apply sticker of choice to the top of bezel
  7. Color in sticker with markers
  8. Blend colors with a small brush and a bit of rubbing alcohol.
  9. Seal with decoupage medium
  10. Apply glue around rim of bezel and glue on cup chain
  11. Attach cording to pendant with jump rings.  Attach toggle clasp.
  12. Glue on embellishments as desired and attach dangle to bottom with jump rings.

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