Thursday, April 24, 2014

Im Sorry I have been Bad !!!!



 Hi I have been a very bad blogger!!!!
 I will try and lift my game so much has been going on,I have been teaching and have met some wonderful students both here and a far. I wanted to share with you some of what I have been up to.
I have brought out three more stamp plates with the  help of my BFF Kari Mc Knight Holbrook.
The first one is The Victorian Tag plate.This is made not  from red rubber unmounted but a Polymer rubber.This is a industrial strength polymer and is excellent especially for Metal Etching.The quality of the polymer is that it wont slip on the metal and actually grips,the advantage of this is if you don't get enough ink on the plate ,you can gentle lift the selected area put some more ink on then it will stick back in the same place.This is nearly impossible with red rubber.


Another of the pages I have inside of this Pendant necklace
This is one of the fabric page inside
This is the size of the smallest tag just 2 inches.I name this one after my Mum Jeanie who never got to see me teach and build a career in something that I love. This will be a class as well Im teaching this at Art is You in both Victoria Melbourne, St Kilda  and In NSW  near Sydney click here for details
16th August 2014


22nd August 2014


Im also teaching the same class at My favorite place to teach in the whole world yes a HUGE statement Jen you say but it really is
 257 S. Bridge St. Dimondale, MI 
October 17-19


To purchase the stamp you can go to  www.amarkintime.com my website. For International orders please contact me a infor@amarkintime.com
They are $20 plus postage .
Tomorrow I will show another new stamp plate.
BFN
Jen xx.
































































Thursday, January 16, 2014

Artiscape Artist Gathering Columbus Ohio

http://www.europeanpapers.com/ART-WS/XART-02.html
I'm thrilled to announce I will be teaching at Artiscape In Columbus Ohio In March More than 200 workshop proposals were received by more than 60 instructors, with 50 classes and 21 instructors making it into the schedule. I was so lucky to be chosen. I have two theirs classes as well Book early I say xx
I will be teaching 
Tin Dreams
Thursday 6th March 2014 6.00 till 9.00
Don't miss the opportunity to make this one-of-a-kind heirloom. Learn how to make cold connections to construct this tin pendant, with applied ageing techniques that add character. Come and join in the fun! You'll love your finished tin pendant! 
 Bushman's Necklace
 Friday 7th March 8.30am till 11.30am
The Bushman's necklace is a small booklet pendant. Learn how to construct this unique piece by etching metal the simple way. You will use cold connections to complete the piece and also learn how to stitch with wire. A fun class and a beautiful pendant!

 Birdhouse Pendant
Saturday 2.00pm till 6.30pm 8th March
Create this unique Birdhouse Pendant from scratch. You will learn how to form metal into dome shapes. The metal will be etched utilizing a simple etching technique. Use a small torch to solder your piece together, and learn how to apply patinas to your pendant. Your completed Birdhouse Pendant will have its own personal spin
Please come and join me at Artiscape  Columbus, Ohio I cant wait
Jen x

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

How to use Tin Snips ?

I have a video on the Ice Resin site about choosing the right tin snip for you and also how to cut metal as well. Enjoy!

Here is the link.
Ice Resin

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2014 ICE Resin® International Team Member

Trumpets!  Drumroll!

Susan Lenart Kazmer and Jen Cushman are pleased to announce the 2014 Creative Team member I am part of the International Creative team for 2014

Im thrilled to be apart of this amazing team and I hoping to hold up the Aussie end.

So Aussie,Aussie,Aussie oi,oi,oi




 Here are some of my pieces from this years journey.
 I loved working with all the amazing DT of 2013 it was such an amazing experience I will never forget.

Heres to 2014 xxx

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Conversation with the Makers

I have been honored to be featured on Fibre Arts Australia, in Conversation with Makers.
Here is one question to see more please go and have a look at my answers and pictures of my work.

CONVERSATION WITH THE MAKER(CWTM) 
Did you always envision a life as an artist?
JENNY CROSSLEY(JC)I never envisioned my life as an artist at all I knew I was creative, but it seemed like a pipe dream to ever think I could be an artist I still wrestle with this. I think of an artist as having a master in art at Uni.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ice Resin show my Studio stamp projects

  I'm so excited to be featured on the Ice Resin site I could burst really !.
This is the studio stamp set I had made with the help of my friend kari Mcknight Holbrook thanks Kari.
This is a book I have made using a Ice Resin cover.

Be sure and head over and look at the projects on the site. I have used the molding technique with the Ice Resin on these projects

If your interested in the Studio stamp plate please contact mefor all you Aussies click the link below.
https://www.amarkintime.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=339
If you are from over seas please email me
info@amarkintime.com

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rue Romantique Christmas Ornament blog hop

 Rue Romantique Christmas Ornament blog hop starts today .Kristen Robinson designed these stunning bezels for  Ice Resin .To say they up right up my alley is a understatement.



I was so lucky to meet Kristen this year while I was in the states we hit it off right away Kristen is a extremely talented lady we shared lots of laughs and lots of Bugles and Tim Tams.

 



Oxidized Brass
Materials:
ICE Resin®
Oxidized Brass
Small Filigree Circle          KR113
studio stamp www.amarkintime.com
Frame K and co


We each had to design a Christmas Ornament using the line

The bezels are stunningly beautiful .
Please Blog Hop to our Ice Resin Design  team member's to see how they used these beautiful Bezels
                                                               
Friday, Nov. 8
Jen Crossley

Friday, October 18, 2013

Connie Crystal Blog Hop with the ICE Resin Creative Team..

Connie Crystal Blog Hop with the ICE Resin Creative Team...

Welcome to the Connie Crystal Blog Hop with the ICE Resin® Creative team!
Today is the start of the blog hop and I hope you will visit each of our blogs to see the fun creations showcasing Connie Crystal!

 
Tools and Material
Art Mechanique Corset Silhouettes
Ice Resin®
ICED Enamels - Ivory Relique
Ice resin Medium
Rub on
Brass frame
Staz-On Ink, Black
Non-stick Craft mat
Rubber stamp.
Connie Crystal
Chain and Findings, jump rings
Instructions:
Apply Iced Enamel medium with a small paint brush to the dress form. Shake on your color of Iced Enamels. (I used Ivory.) Shake out extra powder and return excess to the container.
Using a heat gun, allow the powder to melt thoroughly.
Mix up equal amounts of ICE Resin per manufacturer instructions.
When the resin is cured you can then add embellishments.  I added my rub-ons. Use Staz-On with a rubber stamp to add a pattern.
Make it fun! Using the drips that were left on the resin mat I added that to the back of the dress it looks like poke dots,I use some left over resin to add the frame as well.
After this, add your Connie Crystal between the corset and your chain.
Today you can hop on over to...


Tomorrow the following designers will also have goodies to share!


 
 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Emmy Bracelets


As many of you  know the Ice Resin team was asked to make 5 bracelets each member for the Emmys swag bags its is a huge thrill here is one of mine.A Big Congratulations to the Ice Resin team.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The heart of friendship

Im featured on the Ice Resin design team for this piece I made using the beautiful Rue Romantique Bezel,and chain.