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:

Stempelchaotin said...

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

Vielen lieben Dank Astrid für diesen Beitrag zu SaWo.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous!

Kreativgeschwafel said...

really wonderful!

Godelieve said...

It looks really wonderful!

Petra Tillmann said...

Very beautiful!

Willy said...

Wonderful collage, Astrid!

Sue said...

What a stunning piece of art. x

Dawne said...

beautiful xx

My name is CINDY...... said...

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!!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Very beautiful collage Astrid.
Love the image.

Rosie said...

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

Char said...

fantastic. Love the idea.

Faye said...

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.

fairymadjo said...

wow just amazing , huggs jo x

Sarah said...

Your work is amazing!

Kathy said...

This piece is simply beautiful!

Virginia said...

Amazing...Love it..

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is gorgeous...beautifully created!

Carol said...

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

:)

WendyK said...

Gorgeous piece Astrid, love it

Dawn said...

Amazing artwork Astrid - beautiful tones !

Viola said...

Wunderwunderschön!!! :o)

Tink said...

Great background. Love it.

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