USArtQuest Dicrofibers Team with Spellbinders

USArtQuest Dicrofibers Team with Spellbinders2017-12-27T11:25:27+00:00

Project Description

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.

Red and Gold Dicrofibers

Red and Gold Dicrofibers

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
 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.

Dicrofiber Ribbons

Dicrofiber Ribbons

When the resin was cured, I assembled the necklace pieces using chains and finding from my stash.

Finished Necklaces

Finished Necklaces

Watch this video showing more dicrofiber techniques.

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