Every since I saw the new Spellbinders line of Media Mixage elements in January at CHA, I’ve been dying to try them. And dicrofibers are the perfect companion. Dicrofibers come in a wide range of colors and add just the right amount of sparkle.
I started by preparing the dicrofibers that would be the bottom layer in the Media Mixage bezel. I fluffed a mix of red and gold fibers for the heart necklace and green and gold fibers for the squares. Then, I sandwich them between two layers of parchment paper (it comes with the fibers) and pressed with an iron.
The result is a gossamer piece of fabric. I used the coordinating Spellbinder dies to cut the exact shape from the dicrofiber fabric.
The cut dicrofiber shapes were first into the bezels. Next, I added pieces of lace, jewels, beads, images, and ephemera.
|Heart bezels ready for resin||Square bezels ready for resin|
When everything was positioned just so, I filled the bezels with Amazing Clear Cast resin. Then, I set the bezels aside to cure for 24 hours.
Next, I went back to the dicrofibers to make ribbons to join the square bezels. I fluffed a length of green and gold fibers about two inches wide and twelve inches long. After the first pressing, I trimmed the wisps of dicrofiber from the long edges. Next, I folded one third of the length toward the center and pressed again. Finally, I folded the remaining raw edge toward the center and pressed the fibers. The result is a fairly strong, flexible, unique ribbon.
When the resin was cured, I assembled the necklace pieces using chains and finding from my stash.
Watch this video showing more dicrofiber techniques.