Today two of my friends came over so we could play with beeswax and encaustic. Lisa Bruno runs the stamp section at My Heart's Fancy and Roz Grage is a stamper and my BFF (yes, I'm in the 4th grade!!).
I usually collage the old-fashioned way, with lots of glue or gel medium, then add a layer of beeswax, sometimes with color, sometimes not.
This time NO GLUE. Yikes!
We all started with a base coat of paint so we could dispel that blank-canvas-syndrome. We followed this with some modeling paste applied thru stencils.
Then we ate lunch while the modeling paste dried. I love this time of year with all the delicious fruit so lunch included a great fruit salad mainly made up of berries. Lisa brought chocolate bundt cake with chocolate chips. mmmmmmmmm. (Later we discovered how delicious and how much more healthy it was to eat the cake with a pile of berries on top!!)
After lunch we applied a layer of beeswax with chip brushes and melted them in (and off in some cases) using our heat guns.
Next we added some sheer papers melted in with our irons.
Then the fun (and scary) part: using only our irons, we added color with encaustics and crayons.
We had soooooooooo much fun. Not much is better than friends talking, eating and making art together.
Here are the final products.
What do you think of our little experiments?
What do you suggest for names?
Thanks ~ Sherry
linked to the week 22 challenge at LOTS TO DO