Sunday, 14 February 2016

Wax -- Now that's something new.

Hi, and a very happy Sunday afternoon to you. Today I've been inspired by the PaperArtsy blog, this their 3rd challenge of the year --Wax, which I have to say is a completely new medium for me. Leandra has put together some wonderful examples and the DT have produced some stunning pieces, so do pop over to their blog and have a peep

I started by colouring my base heart with alcohol inks and then stamping in black archival ink using the text stamp from Studio 490 - Live and make art.

While this was drying I screwed up some tissue paper, added some distress stain to my craft mat and mopped up the remains of the alcohol inks with the distress stain.

I then gave the heart a coat of wax that had been melting in the melt pot. Once this was cool and set I then stencilled some slate Fresco paint to the righthand edge and sprinkled some aged silver EP. this was then gently heated with the heat gun to set the paint and to hold the EP granules in place.

Using LPC030 stamp set The face was stamped onto the coloured tissue and cut out. "Live Your Dream" was also stamped onto the tissue and the edges was torn.

Next using a Stencil Girl stencil by Michelle Ward I added stone paint through the stencil and then drew around the edge with a fine black pen. Grunge paste was added through the stencil in 2 areas and then once dry over stamped in black archival ink.

The ladies face was applied with melted wax as was live your dream. The little wooden frame had touches of slate paint added and then lightly rubbed with treasure gold in renaissance.

The heart was then given another thin coat of wax before adding treasure pewter to the edges. Once completely cooled the whole heart was buffed to make the beeswax shine.

This has been a difficult project to photograph due to the shine from the wax and the treasure gold but I hope you can get a fair idea of how this turned out.

The final coat and heating of wax slightly distorted the stencilled outline for the frame but I really like this effect --- a happy mistake, but would make that a feature on another project. 

This was my 'first toe in the water' for this medium but I will have to explore this in greater depth --(play again!).

I would like to enter this for 
PaperArty  - Topic 3 Wax
Creative Carte Blanche -  include something you've never done before.
Craft Barn - Heart

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a brilliant week whatever you may be doing, bye for now  Jane x