Monday, 30 November 2009

Encaustic Art Part 2

Here are some more of my encaustic designs, I really love playing with melted wax, it creates some wonderful pictures that would take you forever to achieve if you were using paint.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Encaustic Art

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great weekend. My mojo has well and truly upped and left so nothing new to show you as such, so I thought I would go for a bit of a change. After having a house sort out I came across some encaustic art designs that I had created a while back. For those of you that do not know, encaustic art is just coloured wax melted onto an iron and then smeared across a glossy card. The way you move the iron across the page determines the marks made on the card, cool eh? It is so easy although I am never sure how the picture is going to turn out. I just stop when I like what I see.
Hope I can get into my creative flow again soon as I need to make some Christmas cards, I may have to commit the sin of buying some! I know shocking isn't it? Bye for now, will be back soon to show some more encaustic pics.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

More Inky Bits

Hi all, hope you are ok, just thought I would squeeze a quick post in this afternoon. Have been messing around with my Whisper Dye inks. I did have the intention of brayering with them, but as I didn't know what the hell I was doing I went back to what I know and just used the ink straight from the pad, onto the glossy card, much easier........... I started with pink and then red in the middle of the card and then went around the outside with a light and then a dark green. I decided the middle of the card was too red, so I toned it down by rubbing over some yellow dye ink which seems to have worked. The swirl border has been stamped in green staz-on and the Inkadinkadoo humming bird and flower have been stamped in black Memento ink. Very simple and very quick. I really need to attack my craft room so that I can do something a bit more involved as it is such a mess, quick and easy is all I can muster at the mo!

Friday, 6 November 2009

Happy Birthday Mum

Tomorrow is my Mum's birthday and we are all going out for a meal to celebrate, which I am really looking forward to. I made this card for her using a download courtesy of Jak Heath from Crafters Kitchen for the flower and and the card used for the swirl and letters. The rest is from my craft box. The base card has been embossed with holographic after being stamped with a Laura Ashley flower stamp with a clear embossing pad. The letters and swirl have been cut on the Cricut, the leaves are a sizzlit die which has been coloured with ink and then sprayed with a clear varnish and the scallop was punched from a Woodware hand punch. The little lilac flower that has been stamped in the background has come from my new Kanban tree stamp set and finished off with little purple flat backed gems.
Hope you all have a great weekend. See you soon.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Inky Experiment!

Hi all, hope you are well, I was meant to be tidying my craft room, but when I unearthed some dye inks that I had completely forgotten about I couldn't resist a play. I tore a rough edge on some scrap paper and placed it against this glossy card and just swiped the dye inkpads across. I then stamped a hero arts script stamp all over the card using a beige Brilliance ink and then stamped the row of trees three times using brown Memento ink. The trees come from a brilliant clear stamp set from Kanban. I love all the images on the spring and autumn kanban stamp sets and intend to play a lot more with them. Short and sweet but hope to be back again soon.