Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Beeswax atc's

Beeswax is the technique for this fortnight's classes. I prefer the natural beeswax with it's warm honey colour and beautiful smell. You can also get bleached beeswax but you can't go past the natural stuff, my personal preference anyway. I like to add extra colour with children's wax crayons, as can be seen in the following atc's.

My homage to organ donation...
"Salvage"... (The salvage word was added by stamping the word onto white tissue paper with red Stazon, then melting it on with extra beeswax at the end. A perfect way to add wording that really blends in.)



This next one was a vintage McCalls dress pattern picture which I then added a piece of dressmaking tissue over the top giving it a vintage colour. Blue crayon was added to pick up the colour of the main dress. I also put some blue seed beads in extra wax down the bottom and rubbed the edges of the card and over the seed beads with Treasure Gold (a metallic wax like Rub'n'buff).
"Flair"...

This is an image added over the top of scrapbook paper, extra crayon for colour and a chipboard circle to highlight her face.
"My nose itched"...

As I didn't add a word to this one it's simply "Untitled"...


I have some more beeswax atc's to do as there's not enough here for samples as well as raffle atc's to give away at my classes.
This one below is my last Soot one from the previous technique. Loved this stamp from the Cherry Pie plate that I got for my birthday from good friends. ;-)
"Life is an Island"...


At Scraptivate this past weekend we've had 3 wonderful classes taught by the uber-talented Jenny Crossley. The girls made an altered "Swallow" book on Saturday, then on Sunday and Monday there was 2 separate classes where a metal etched booklet necklace was made. Photo's of these classes will be coming up in a future post. It was great to have Jen staying with me, a wonderful guest and an awesome teacher and friend. I could make some comments about something she took to bed each night...but I won't, I could also say something about Dawnie's gift to her and what she was doing with it...but I won't. Your secrets are safe with me Jen.....just deposit $1000 into my bank account, I'll send the details! hahahahaha

14 comments:

Bevlea said...

Love your beeswax Kelsey.. I really struggle with this technique.. maybe I will pick your brains at CSR10 LOL.. wish I master it as you have.. and yes. .lucky you having Jen there.. awesome teacher and super nice to book :-))

Jen Crossley said...

Your Atc look amazing Mario (wink winK)
It was so great for you to put up with me all weekend You and I are like an old married couple I miss you heaps
Jen
PS Dont forget to give Kelly a hug for me
Pss Hm my bed loves you ??

Jen Crossley said...

What are your bank details again??
Crozza

Marjolein said...

Never done anything with Beeswax, but the results you show here are just great! Love it!

Barb said...

Cool ATCs Kelsey.

Love playing with beeswax... and the smell, as you said, is delicious...vbg

Susan Sager Brown said...

These are wonderful. I haven't mastered beeswax yet, still trying tho!! I'm wondering If the Salvage one is up for trade, I know you are making samples for your class, but you don't need that one, right?..teehee. Just love it, it speaks to me...xoSusan

Glenda said...

They all look fantastic Kelsey,beeswax, smells great but always a disaster for me to get it "right" and I need to know the secret OK, You can trust me you know that eh!!!

Glenda said...

ps to previous, the secret about Captain Underpants.

Svetlana said...

I love Salvage, great ATC's as usually. But I'm itching about what Jan wastaking to bed every night? Some gossip doesn't hurt at times.

Sam Marshall said...

Gorgeous ATCs Kelsey.I just love `Untitled.' The soot technique ATC is awesome. Love the stamps. I can't wait to see the photos from Jen's classe, too.

Julie H said...

I can smell beeswax now, if it wasn't so late I would head off and melt some now.

Gantastic ATc's as usual Kelsey.

Lady Di said...

The beeswax ATCs look great ... any thoughts to you holding Online Classes or selling class kits yet??? I might have to look into getting an old frypan so I can melt and leave the wax in so I can have a play.

We had the pleasure of Jen up here is sunny QLD in May ... it was a joy spending time with her in the workshops, let alone staying in the same house.

Davinia said...

Your Asian lady looks better than my Asian lady....sigh!

Jenxo said...

Your beeswax atc look wonderful....jenxo