Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mixed Media Monday Challenge

This weeks challenge at Mixed Media Monday, is to create your piece with something you have been wanting to try or use.  I have been wanting to incorporate beeswax into my art. I saw a video this morning that made the technique a lot easier. So I gave it a whirl, here is my piece:  Click on the picture to enlarge.


I started with a 5X5 canvas that is one and a half inches deep. I painted it with Titan Buff.  I cut a piece of 4X4 paper and glued a handmade paper that had leaves embedded in it. I used a foam leaf stamp and used white acrylic paint on it. With sepia ink, I stamped a few flourishes.  I glued it to the canvas using gel medium. I stamped the face in black in on muslin, brushed with sepia ink to make it look old and cut it out with pinking shears. I glued some batting to the back to give it a "puffed" look and glued it to the paper. I glued some pieces of white mulberry paper with holes and made the flower out of 2 different punches.  I stamped the word journey on some mulberry paper and glued to the paper.  I put several pieces of beeswax on the top and ironed them over the word. I added a few more to get a nice coat.  I embellished with one button, 2 snaps and 2 brads.  The beeswax is difficult to see on the photo, but it is really a nice look.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! Love all the wonderful textures, and the whole creams/whites/tans color scheme is a favorite of mine. I will have to jump on the beeswax bandwagon someday, too. ;)

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  2. What a beautiful result! I did wonder before I read the post, how you kept such a straight edge! I like the smell of beeswax too and I cheat by using rolled beeswax candles - I break pieces off them and iron them straight onto the canvas, etc!

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  3. Such a fantastic canvas, I love the white swirl and the paper flower. I've never worked with beeswax, that's something which I should try somedays ;)

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  4. This is really lovely Sharon. Beeswax is another favorite medium of mine. I love your blog header, too! xxoo

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  5. Beautiful! And doesn't it smell so good too? I love what you have done here, xo

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  6. Sharon, I love your stunning canvas!

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