Happy Wednesday! A few weeks ago I shared how much I love my Screen Sensation, and showed a card I made with one of the designs on the Seed Pods screen…well, while making that card, I Screen Sensation-ed more prints so I had a fun stash to work with. Here’s this week’s card:

Screen Sensation Seed Pod card Sara Naumann

As a reminder, this is the screen I used:

Screen Sensation Seed Pods

Screen Sensations Seed Pod Card, what you need—

Screen Sensations Seed Pod Card, how to make it—

1. Tape the Seed Pods mesh design in the center of the frame, securing all four sides with tape. Slide your frame into the Screen Sensation.

2. Place your paper on the Screen Sensation, using the grid to align it. Tape it securely.

3. Apply ink to the top of the mesh design. Use the squeegee to pull the ink to the bottom. Note: The Seed Pods screen has four designs. You can either print all four designs, just the top two, or only the one you want. I always do more than one since I can save them for other cards.

4. Lift the Screen Sensation to reveal your print. Remove the print and set aside to dry; you can immediately replace the cardstock and make another print.

5. When you’re done with the Seed Pods design, repeat the process with the Antique Script.

6. Glue a strip of the Antique Script design to the front of the card. Trim the seed pod image and mat on orange card, then wrap with tan twine. Glue overlapping the script border.

That’s it…easy! And best of all, clean up is quick and simple since the components fit into a standard kitchen sink and can just be rinsed off and laid flat to dry.

Look for a complete article on screen printing with the Screen Sensation (see how I used the other designs on the Seed Pod screen) in the August issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine.

For more details on the Screen Sensation, you can visit their website. They have videos to step you through the process. I’ve just filmed one myself and will be posting it to my You Tube channel soon! 

Happy Wednesday!

Today on Resin Jewellery Tuesday: Red Resin Embossing Powder Earrings!

Resin jewellery resin jewellery Tuesday

New to Resin Jewellery Tuesday? Every week we explore a different technique using ICE Resin from Ranger. These projects are based on the resin techniques covered in my latest book from Search Press, How to Make Resin Jewellery.

Today, it’s a simple process of mixing embossing powder with the resin before pouring it into a bezel. It’s a super easy technique to do, and offers lots of different color options.

Red resin earrings with ICE Resin

Red Resin Embossing Powder Earrings, what you need—

  • ICE Resin two-part epoxy (includes cup and stir stick)
  • Disposable gloves
  • Baby wipes
  • Red embossing powder
  • 2 silver circle post earrings—12mm (inner dimensions)
  • 2 earring backs
  • toothpick

Red Resin Embossing Powder Earrings, how to make them—

Insert the earrings into a foam base. Mix the resin, then add embossing powder. Mix well. Use the toothpick to pour into the bezels. Let them cure.

Like this project? Get all the info on creating resin jewelry with my latest book, How to Make Resin Jewellery, from the award-winning UK publisher, Search Press. You’ll find step-by-step instructions on mixing and pouring resin, plus over 50 project ideas with instructions. Check it out at Search Press!

how to make Resin Jewellery Search Press Sara Naumann

Happy Wednesday!

This week I want to share a really easy technique for creating cool backgrounds: Block stamping with Wink of Luna. This was a technique I’d planned to share last month in my Create and Craft demos, but just ran out of time!

Wink of Luna is a waterbased pigment ink. It comes in a handy applicator that makes it easy to write, draw or… in my case—scribble. Because it’s water based, we can use it with water to create watercolor effects or to create backgrounds.

stamping with Wink of Luna

Block Stamping with Wink of Luna, what you need—

Block Stamping with Wink of Luna, how to do it—

  1. Scribble Purple and Blue Wink of Luna onto an acrylic block and spritz with water. Immediately stamp onto cardstock. Tip: The more water you use, the more your inky color will spread. Another tip? There’s no “right” size of block—mine is about 3.5″ x 4″. Try a big block for this technique or a small one, depending on the look you want. Of course you can stamp, reink and stamp again.
  2. Let the piece dry. Mat on purple, then blue card.
  3. Color the sentiment with Blue Wink of Luna, mist lightly with water and stamp on white card. Trim to a narrow strip and mount on blue cardstock. Glue across the block-stamped piece and wrap with baker’s twine. Glue to the card front. Trim the ends of the sentiment even with the edges of the card front.
  4. Stamp the flower with black on white card. Scribble blie Wink of Luna on a craft sheet and spritz with water. Use a waterbrush to color in the stamped image. When dry, color over the flower with clear Wink of Stella. Let dry, then cut out and adhere to the card front with foam tape. Add rhinestones as shown.

That’s it! Easy, right? Enjoy your Wednesday and I’ll see you again next week!

Today on Resin Jewellery Tuesday: Easiest Earrings Ever with ICE Resin!

Resin Jewellery Tuesday

New to Resin Jewellery Tuesday? Each week we to explore a new project using ICE Resin® from Ranger. These projects are based on the resin techniques covered in my latest book from Search Press, How to Make Resin Jewellery.

The name says it all: These earrings are quite literally the easiest I’ve ever made. Sine the bezels are already on ear wires, all you need to do is add glitter glass to the resin and fill in the bezels.

Easiest earrings ever with ICE Resin 

Easiest Earrings Ever, what you need—

  • ICE Resin® two-part epoxy (includes cup and stir stick)
  • Disposable gloves
  • Baby wipes
  • German glitter glass—Silver
  • Small circle earrings on ear wires—11x11x2.5mm (inner dimensions)
  • Toothpick
Easiest Earrings Ever, how to make them— 

1.  Insert the earrings into a foam base so the bezels will lay flat. Mix the resin, then add German glitter glass.

2. Use the stir stick to apply resin to the bezels. Use the toothpick to guide some of the glitter fragments evenly in the bezels. Let cure.

Like this project? Get all the info on creating resin jewelry with my latest book, How to Make Resin Jewellery, from the award-winning UK publisher, Search Press. You’ll find step-by-step instructions on mixing and pouring resin, plus over 50 project ideas with instructions. Check it out at Search Press!

how to make Resin Jewellery Search Press Sara Naumann

Happy Wednesday!

Recently, I got my crafty mitts on the Screen Sensation Starter Kit. This is a screen printing tool that allows you to create beautiful, surprisingly intricate images using mesh screens and specialty inks. In many ways, it’s like stamping in that you can easily duplicate an image, but it’s a different process and therefore gives a very different look. To me, it has that same lovely handcrafted look but the difference is that it’s easier to use on multiple surfaces such as clothing.

Screen Sensation Starter Kit

I first saw the Screen Sensation on a little You Tube video back in January. I immediately got super-excited…I’ve been interested in screen printing for a long time, but the traditional set up involves a lot more than my tiny craft area can handle, space-wise. This tabletop tool means I can screen print in a small space, and the mess is really minimal.

Then I saw the Screen Sensation in action at a craft industry trade show and I basically went bananas. It was so easy to use, and the designs available on the screens were gorgeous. It was the first time in a long time that I got so excited about a craft product, and so of course I had to have a go myself.

Screen Sensations Seed Pod card Sara Naumann

The main image is the screen printed part. The “thank you” sentiment has been stamped.

Screen Sensations Thank You Card, what you need—

Screen Sensations Thank You Card, how to make it—

1. Tape the mesh design in the center of the screen, securing all four sides with tape. Slide your screen into the Screen Sensation.

2. Place your paper on the Screen Sensation, using the grid to align it. Tape it securely.

3. Apply ink to the top of the mesh design. Use the squeegee to pull the ink to the bottom. Note: The Seed Pods screen has four designs. You can either print all four designs, just the top two, or only the one you want. I just go ahead and do more than one since I can save them for other cards.

Screen Sensation Seed Pods

Here’s the Seed Pods screen, four designs to choose from on one 12″x12″screen.

4. Lift the Screen Sensation to reveal your print. Remove the print and set aside to dry; you can immediately replace the cardstock and make another print.

5. Trim the seed pod image and mat on yellow card. Mat again on gray card, leaving a wide border on the right side. Mat on yellow and wrap the right side twice with gray twine. Glue to the front of the card.

6. Use blue stamping ink to stamp “thank you” on watercolor cardstock. Die cut into an oval. Die cut a gray oval, the same size, and use foam tape to attach the two, placing the gray oval slightly behind the stamped oval to create a shadow. Glue to the card front. Tie a bow around the two pieces of twine, resting just at the top of the oval.

7. Use the Clear Wink of Stella to color in some of the leaves to create a shimmery effect.

That’s it…easy! And best of all, clean up is quick and simple since the screen fits into a standard kitchen sink and can just be rinsed off and laid flat to dry.

Look for a complete article on screen printing with the Screen Sensation (see how I used the other designs on the Seed Pod screen) in the August issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine.

For more details on the Screen Sensation, you can visit their website. They have videos to step you through the process and yes, I’ll be filming one shortly as well!

Happy Wednesday!