Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Beeswax atc's, Canvas & Card

Tonight's atc class is a favourite of most people who try this technique...beeswax! You can use either a Ranger Melt Pot, just a heat gun or my favourite - the Clover Mini Iron with the little triangular shaped head. I use beeswax that is unbleached, it comes straight from the honey supplier so it smells so wonderful when heated and is a beautiful honey colour. I also use wax crayons to add a little colour to my beeswax work too!

Here are 2 samples for tonight's class , the first one is the raffle atc.

"Dream"...

The next one started out as a transfer of a girl over some script paper, then I applied the beeswax and crayons over that as well as one of the Collections frames. It's a little more work when you are applying something a little thicker to a beeswax work, like the chipboard frame below. You just have to apply enough beeswax to form up around the edges to hold it in place and also some beeswax over the top too. If you apply too much it is easy to scrape back and smooth over again either with the heat gun or with the Clover Mini Iron.
"Silent and withdrawn"...

A while ago I was asked by Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine (an Aussie publication) to take part in their stampers challenge. The stamps were from Rachel Grieg's Darkroom Door Series and it was the Doors set that I was sent for the challenge. Here is a card that I made and also a 4" x 4" canvas. These stamps are beautiful on gloss card as they are photo stamps so they come up really well on the smooth surface. I also used black onyx mica glitter on this card too, unfortunately it just doesn't show up how much it sparkles!


This is the 4 x 4 canvas, note how the bolt looks so realistic and 3d! The darker image mid-left is the same door stamp from above but it has been stamped on shrink plastic and shrunk.

These should be appearing in the next issue.

18 comments:

Linda Cain said...

Love it!!! We're into the same medium right now!
Linda

Linda Cain said...

MEDIA...not medium...although I could use a spirit to help me with my art at times!
Linda

Keron Lee said...

love the 'beeswax' fairy girl Kelsey - great work as usual - always inspiring - I have tagged you today - so common' give us some goss! hugs xK

Dot said...

I haven't left a comment for a while Kelsey but have been visiting often and drooling over your art.. Love these ATC's and the canvas and card you made for the magazine are stunning. Am loving that black glitter!

Ev said...

wonderful as always. Rach will be chuffed which what you have done for sure. I love the ethereal quality of dream.

Dot said...

P.S I love working with wax - it is messy but so much fun, and smells so good too!

Jenxo said...

Beautiful work, i love the smell of beeswax too. jenxo

Jacky said...

Hi Kelsey, love your two canvases and that stamp... I think I might "need" one! Your pieces for the magazine look great.
I would love to play around with beeswax, sounds like fun and I love the effect.

Jacky xox

Craft Junkie said...

These are all beautiful! I am just beginning to work with beeswax and am loving the look and texture it gives to my pieces. One day I hope to be as good as you.
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

"Stampgram" said...

You have been TAGGED! check out the rules here: http://stampgram.blogspot.com/

I love these yummy beeswax pieces. Beautiful!!!

tanya watts said...

i love your art! i'm really getting into the beeswax thing! i've never tried beeswax fresh from the hive! i want to try that!
xx Tanya

Jen Crossley said...

Wow I love the bees wax Kelsey and also what you did with the Dark room door stamps awesome
Jen

Gaby Bee said...

I agree with the above comments, your bees way ATCs are simply stunning. Love your canvases also!

Gaby

Renee said...

Oh I saw your creations in the Stamping mag today. I love your work so much, I have not really tried any altered art, but you are so inspiring that I may just have a go one day!!!

Chris said...

Kelsey, I need your mailing address. I've written to your email, but maybe you'll get this.

Chris from BBA

Renee said...

Hi Kelsey.

It is the canvas and card from this post that i saw in the Stamping mag. I have just started subscribing, so i may get it a couple of days before it hits the shelf. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I think I will try my first ATC soon, I will let you know how I go!.

Take care
Renee

Chris said...

Okay, how do I get the Aussie publication? These pieces are so wonderful, and your little canvas! So much is there! You really know how to layer and embellish. I'm working on canvases tomorrow and, this being one of the last things I look at this evening, will undoubtedly influence me. Look at that beautiful background you have on it. Very nice.

Custom Cards said...

I saw this atc class is for he first time but i like the. Now i would like to work on in the future.Thanks for sharing with us.