Saturday, 1 November 2008

Saturday's workout "Waxpaper or beeswax"


The theme at SaWo this week is to make something with either wax paper or to use beeswax. As I have neither wax paper nor a cuttlebug, the other thing necessary for the particular technique described in the "technique zone", I decided to use beeswax. I created a background using a resist technique involving clear embossing powder, as the effect is actually quite similar to the wax paper technique in some respects. You stamp a background using versamark and then emboss with clear embossing powder. You then colour your piece in whatever way, I sponged with adirondack inks from Ranger. The embossed images resist the colouring. Using some kitchen paper you then iron your piece, this melts the clear embossing, so that your stamp background now appears as a lightcoloured "resist". After that I collaged with melted beeswax from the melting pot. Collage images are from "Digital Collage".

23 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow das ist ein absoluter Traum. Tolle Farben. Einfach perfekt.

    Vielen lieben Dank Astrid für diesen Beitrag zu SaWo.

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  2. What a stunning piece of art. x

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  3. This is lovely Astrid, I love that resist technique for backgrounds. Have also just bought some beeswax - just got to work out what to with it!!

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  4. Very beautiful collage Astrid.
    Love the image.

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  5. Absolutely stunning Astrid! I love the embossing resist beneath in the background... it almost looks surreal... (((hugs))) Manic Mary!!

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  6. Astrid, your colors are gorgeous and your ingenuity rates an A+! Yours looks like the waxed paper technique. I like the resist techniques, including the one you used. The melted beeswax gives it a soft feeling.

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  7. This piece is simply beautiful!

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  8. This is gorgeous...beautifully created!

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  9. Wow and Many thanks for explaining how you created this stunning ART

    :)

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  10. Gorgeous piece Astrid, love it

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  11. Amazing artwork Astrid - beautiful tones !

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  12. Great background. Love it.

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