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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

12 Tags - February


I have decided to try and do a few more challenges this year and have long wanted to do the Tim Holtz 12 tags for a while now and having been inspired my the man himself at a trade show what better time to start...

Link to the blog here

I loved the embossing texture paste, cool idea, really enjoyed this little project. 

Thanks for looking 

Jules xx

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Encaustic Wax Art Panel


I have combined my New Everything art/PaperArtsy stamps with the new topic, Wax on the PA blog. see here.

I have seen wax art before but not really paid much attention, but I absolutely loved looking at all the art on display and have spent quite a few hours on You Tube and Pinterest to try and find out more.

There's quite a few materials required but I didn't want to spend any money if if wasn't something I liked, so I had to improvise a lot....

First issue a heat source, I don't have a melt pot so I remembered we had a Chinese food burner and some foil tins which worked very well.
Next no wax so I brought I cheap candle and kids crayons from the supermarket and melted over the burner.

So first the first try was a disaster, I tried making black lines and ended up with a huge mess which I scraped off and tried again after watching some more video's

I am guessing that with the proper materials things would hopefully be easier.

You really do need the white background if your not adding colours. I did 2 layers on wax and fused, this time I held my heat gun further away from the wooden surface, just to get the gloss look and not remelt.
Then layers on tissue stamped script, then main image this time I stamped on white paper instead of tissue paper and coloured with Gelatoes. I brushed on the back with wax first before I quickly laid down on the surface, this was much better, next I added the black die cut circles in the same way.

This is the only process photo I took as got carried away.

I wanted the phrase to stand out so used some white crayon wax first, but when I did another layer this melted and moved, see below, not sure if this is because its a kids crayon or if your not supposed to do another layer over the top or something else, very annoying through.

I added a couple of strips of gold card and a button and give one last coat before I dipped white wax over the top and added gold micro power and flake.

Mmmm ok I think, really want to do a workshop on this to learn further about layering then fusing colours and how to get a textured surface instead of a flat one. If anyone can recommend one, maybe online I would be grateful and then I can buy the proper kit to have a better go. Really like the idea of making art this way and think there's a hell of a lot of learning to be done.

Thanks for having a look and hope you can leave a nice comment.

Jules x

Sunday, 7 February 2016

She's all Heart


This is my first blog of 2016, since Christmas I don't seem to have had much time and haven't really felt very creative. However this weekend I have managed to get 3 blog pages done and this is one of them.

The Challenge over on the Paperartsy blog is Hearts, see here

This is in my small Dylusions journal.

I drew the girl and coloured with some fresco and Amsterdam paints. The used a Darcy stamp for the hair, Clare Lloyd's stamps for the hearts and sentiment and Emma s stencil. 

Hope you like her and can leave a nice comment 

Jules xx