Monday, August 10, 2009

More Beeswax atc's

Saturday's Beeswax classes went really well. I was particularly pleased when two of the girls who had done beeswax with me before, and didn't really like it, changed their mind on Saturday and decided it was a fun technique and they COULD actually do it! Thanks for sticking it out Maureen & Karen, see....I told you it was easy!!! lol Though I think the iron has a lot to do with it, much easier than using it in a melt pot.

"Damaged"... (pretty cool looking steam-punk fish I thought! The steel cage stamp is from Lost Coast Designs and is stamped onto tissue paper and added at the end, along with the Damaged by Seawater stamp which is by Julie van Oosten. Not currently available though she is going to do some more stamps soon!)

"In fashion"... This one is a poke at myself as I am just SO not in fashion. Just liked the juxtaposition between the dressmaking tissue, Asian book paper, vintage image and my favourite cuttlebug diecut scroll.

"Dream" stamping on this one, but it does have a piece of cream cotton lace up the top embedded deeply with wax, over the top of dressmaking tissue again and a few microbeads in gold added as well. Isn't it great the colours that you can by using a little crayon with the wax! How boring if they were all the same colour.

"Life"...I scanned this one before I'd remembered to put some silver metallic wax over the embedded chipboard frame so please imagine that it's there, certainly makes it stand out more and blends better with the colouring too. The metallic waxes, like rub'n'buff, treasure gold and JW's dazzle waxes, all work wonderfully on the beeswax.

Jen Crossley's classes went really well last weekend at Scraptivate! Jen has since posted on her blog with some great photo's so if you want to check them out, please go here. I have some pics on my camera but haven't downloaded them yet, when I check them out and see what they're like, they might end up here. But if they don't it just means they were not great. ;-)

I'd like to thank Carol for this Fab Blog award. I have found that more bloggers aren't accepting awards any more, so I have contemplated long and hard about posting these any more. I'll just do it and if they don't want to accept, then that's fine too. I'm just letting them (and you!) know who I think is pretty darn special.

So accept this award I'm supposed to list five "obsessions" and mention five other blogs. Am I an "obsessive" person??? Possibly!

#1 Art Techniques - I'm definitely a technique whore (and I mean that in a nice, wholesome

#2 Crime & Investigation channel on Foxtel - gotta have my true crime fix every day, throw in an autopsy or two and I'm in heaven!

#3 Chocolate - ditto.

#4 Teaching - I get such satisfaction and pleasure from watching my student's obsessions developing as they learn new things in my classes. What good's an obsession if you can't pass it on I say!

#5 Friends & Family - Having lost 2 extremely important people to me within a few short months late in 2008, I am more aware than ever of the importance of just picking up the phone to say hi, or emailing and catching up for a "just because" lunch. Try it, you might like it!
So please visit the following blogs:
Svetlana My Time Out of the World
Davinia Deez News
Julie Is There a Shadow


Svetlana said...

They are fab. Great effects on them.
Thanks for advertising me.

Davinia said...

Gorgeous beeswax. I've yet to try it, maybe the next class you do Kelsey. Thanks for the shout out for my blog.

Jenxo said...

oh gorgeous atc's , they really have that dreamy look to them with beeswax...jenxo

Sam Marshall said...

Mmm...beautiful ATCs, Kelsey. I just love, `Damaged.'

Debbi Baker said...

Love the beeswax and the funny thing is last night Idid an AB with beeswax and it was the first time in ages! Must have been something in the air! Thanks for the mention - very nice of you!!

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Kelsey those Beewax ATC are amazing.One day I will try it

mary schweitzer said...

The wax gives the cards a real ethereal feel. Beautiful.

Julie H said...

Oooooooh! That top atc is simply delish!!!!

and, thank you so much for including me on your wonderful list.