I'm late, but I wanted to participate in Audrie's (girlgeek101) inspiration challenge, IC539 - Seaweed Kisses, for last Saturday, 4/2. What a challenge you gave us, Audrie; however it was fun!! Thank you!! I always look forward to your Inspiration Challenges.
Audrie provides two options for this Challenge. I chose Audrie's Challenge #1 - "Select any picture, or journal, on the Seaweed Kisses site, and create something brand new, totally unique, and reflecting your own personal style using it as your inspiration." Seaweed Kisses is the website chosen for inspiration.
As soon as I saw the page, I immediately thought of hot wax painting. On the site, the lady is creating wrapping paper with craft paper (not card stock) and paint. The tubes of paint brought to mind hot wax painting. Can't explain the connection; just was inspiring.
For the journal item, I cut a 5" x 7" piece of chipboard and glued to it the piece of DSP. I heated my mini craft iron, placed it into the containers of three colors of wax paint to melt them (selecting one color at a time), and applied the hot wax over the DSP. It took many, many times of dipping into the wax and applying it to the paper to get my "somewhat" desired result. I would let the wax dry and then reapply over and over.
I then copied pages of my Bible that I wanted to use as my journal. After cutting each piece, I used Cherry Cobbler ink for the edges and the words I wanted on the pieces - With God All Things Are Possible! To add some extras, I colored and die cut three butterflies. BTW, this is only the second time I've used hot wax paint, so I may have used it incorrectly, but it is what it is.
Whee, that's enough about the art piece, don't you agree? TFL!!! Bev
Date: Monday, April 4, 2016 GMT Views: 668
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick Card Stock and a 5" x 7" piece of Perfectly Artistic DSP
Paper Size: 5" x 7"
Ink: Copics and SU Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Encaustic Wax Paint; Mini Craft Iron; Hot Glue Gun; Alpha Stencils; ODBD Little Lamb Die; ODBD Tres Papillons, Lavish Layers, and Filigree Frames Dies; Copies of Selected Scriptures; Coping Machine; and Chipboard
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Tue, Apr 05, 2016 @ 2:41 AM
WOW! I love that you were inspired to incorporate a technique that is even more artsy than the technique in your inspiration photos. (Thank you so much for sharing how you did it too!) It is absolutely gorgeous and gets my inspiration genius award too! Wow!