First Strathmore Workshop

14 01 2012

Strathmore is hosting more workshops this year.  The first one is being taught by Traci Bautista.  Here is my first week’s work…er…play.

There are layers of stuff on here…Smooch Spritz inks sprayed over resists and plastic canvas, acrylic paints, acrylic inks, markers of all kinds, white-out pen, and oil pastels last.  The neat thing about these workshops for me is they help me get acquainted with different products that I have not used before.





More ACEO’s With Wax

7 01 2012





More Wax ACEO’s

5 01 2012

I  “edited” some of the ATC’s from the last post.  Then I took the plunge (gulp) and made some in black and white photos to see what would happen with them.  I’m VERY pleased with the black and white.  The wax has a honey color that adds a vintage patina look to the card…I think it’s quite wonderful.





Loving Beeswax

5 01 2012

I played with beeswax again with a friend this week.  We used the wax that I bought from honey producers.  My, my, what an enchanting smell!  There was a new Cloth Paper Scissors issue out with a technique using plexiglas.  Lynda wanted to try that so we did.  You can see our results here on Lynda’s blog, Bloom, Bake, and Create.  Neither one of us were terribly impressed, but perhaps that is just due to our lack of experience with the technique. However, I wanted to have a go at it again, this time using some ATC sized bristol board pieces.  I cleaned in My Room yesterday and found I had bunches of ATC size packs that absolutely needed be used.

Yesterday I watched Amy Stoner’s  dvd on using collage and wax.  Now I’m armed and ready.  I made the collages last night using 100 lb. Bristol board, prints on copy paper and words clipped from an old book.  First I glued the paper pieces down, then I  inked the edges with a black ink pad, just like Amy did.  Let that dry and this morning I am getting the wax out.

I used the ice pick to incise some lines and free hand circles in the wax, then I used a gold paintstik to rub paint into the lines before sealing them.  There is more that could be done with the ice pick and just maybe I will.  I think I could get addicted to this.








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