Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fashionable Friends

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Oh Boy, have I had some fun playing with a melting pot, some clear beeswax, a great stamp set, scrap paper, ink, and micro beads.
One of my goals this year is to use some of the products that I just had to have and haven't taken the time to use. I spent some time last year reading up and watching YouTube videos on using melted wax on projects. This is using the leftover wax from the previous post.
This is a 3 3/4" X 4 3/4" canvas. I painted it with some Claudine Helmuth paints. The scrap paper I had picked to use led me to the use of these colors. I tore around the edges of one piece distressed the edges and glued it onto the canvas and stamped the sentiment along the bottom. With another piece of the scrap I stamped the Ladies in Sepia, dry brushed some of the paint onto their hats to pick up the colors on the canvas, and distressed the edges with Old Paper distress ink, then popped the image up with dimensionals. I used an old brush dedicated to wax use only and with the warm wax began brushing the wax around the edges of the canvas and around the edges of the popped up image. I let the wax run and puddle in some places. With the micro beads close at hand I brushed some wax on and poured the beads on and mashed them in slightly. You have to work in one area at a time, the wax cools very quickly. When I got all of that looking kind of like I wanted it to, I brushed Blue Patina Perfect Pearls around the edges to pull the whole thing together. 
I know this is going to sound very bragging, but I just love the way this canvas turned out. If you've bought some products lately that you haven't used I hope this will inspire you to get them out and with a little bit of reading and watching videos for some tips you too can create some fantastic projects.
I'm feeling very led to do a series of projects, different techniques, different mediums, but all with the Theme: Friendship. This is the second in the series. The previous project was the first.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

9 comments:

jennifer said...

this is a beautiful piece! love the flow of the wax.

Netty said...

Oh wow this has to be the best card ever, adore it. Annette x

Willy said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How cool is this! Awesome card!!!

Terry said...

I'll be right over to play! This is gorgeous! Love what you have done with the beeswax! I have a melting pot and have never played with it! This is just way cool! Oh in case you done know, I love it!

PetraB said...

Your card is amazing, just stunning.

Deb (dcorder) said...

Wow that wax just adds beautiful layers! Wonderful!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beverly, it's absolutely gorgeous! I love the soft edging and the beads are a fantastic component.

Shar said...

I know I already mentioned how pretty this was on RRD, but I thought you might like to hear it again :) Totally gorgeous!