Friday, 2 April 2010

A-Tissue!

...Bless you! Actually, bless Beeswax and paper tissues and napkins for my latest creation...the other day a few peeps asked what I was doing with an iron on my desk...actually, I hate to admit this but..I enjoy ironing...I find it really therapeutic...even if my back doesn't LOL...anyway, the iron was on my desk because I was ironing paper napkins and tissue...have a I taken leave of my senses? Nah, I was merely ironing out the wrinkles so I could stamp onto it and not have big ridges all over the place.
**Some of the pics have been taken with a flash...and some not...which is why they all look a bit rubbish...the drawback of having a basic camera, a basic photographer and a shiney piece of art LOL**



The canvas I altered is only a tiddler...4" x 3" but it has got lovely deep edges which are great for beewax projects...oh, and that is also why there was a Melt Pot on my desk too...I love my Melt Pot...I had it for a whole year before I was finally brave enough to give it a proper go and now I can't be without it LOL




I used some Traditional Tan paint (yep, that old paint again) to coat the canvas and set it to dry...then I got ironing...the iron is actually a travel iron I have had for donkeys years and never once taken on hols with me cos there is never enough room in the suitcase...although...I could chuck out a few of Grim's t-shirts and add in the Melt Pot instead ROFL




The tissues were then cut to sizes and painted onto the canvas with the beeswax...I made a collagey look to the piece by layering different patterns over each other and then on the plain layer of tissue I did a bit of stamping...using StaZon and added some more Beeswax over the top to stick these down... the script is one of Mr T' Holtz's new mini stamps and the art is from goodness knows where but it is an old fave :O))




Once the beeswax was all set, out came a duster....argh! No!!!! Not for dusting and chores...but for polishing the surface of the wax...oooh, it gives a lovely sheen to the canvas...and then I used SuperGlue and added some micro glass beads in patches and a few DewDropz...and finally, the best bit I think... remember I said the other day that Annette had sent me a goody bag full of .. er...goodies? Well, the bead and sequin flower was in the bag, I love it...and I have another two different coloured ones to play with still...this was stuck on with SuperGlue too. I can't wait to get playing with some of the other heavenly bits that were in that bag too...they are all lush!!




Well...you know I said yesterday that I may have a bit of news today? Well, I have!!!!! OR should I say....me and Grim have....I am so excited I could do a jig...*actually, I did attempt one earlier but the less said about that the better LOL* Yesterday...we completed on our new house!!!! Which means...argh, packing up this place...and moving...but...it also means...that we will be in a lovlier house, quieter area.. and..the best bit...my Room of Stash is twice the size....yipyah and thrice!!! I cannot wait to get installed in there...it is soooo exciting...am not looking forward to the actual moving part, I don't take kindly to being uprooted...but I just know it will be worth it and this really will be the last time I move...and after the past few months which have been, to be brutal, totally horrendous, we finally have some goodly news! So, if you have a free day or two, pop on over and help me pack...pleeeeeease!!! We are moving further North..which I am more than happy about seeing as I am a Yorkshire lass in the Sarf...but not too far North that we will be too far away from London. I have been wanting to mention it before but didn't want to jinx anything...so now we have completed, I want to run up and down the street shouting about it!! Thanks for looking...have a lovely Good Friday...tis a good one for us :O)) Happy Easter x

Hels x

46 comments:

JeanFB said...

Waaahooooo, Hels, CONGRATS on the new place!! So excited for you! And doubling your studio size???? I'm soooo jealous ;). I will certainly help you pack and move, with one or two teensy conditions: 1) you let me keep any of the stash you want to chuck; and 2) pay my travel expenses, maybe? ROFL. Seriously, so happy for you. We'll want pics, you know. :) Oh and P.S. - your canvas is sooo lovely!! Gotta get me some wax!

Dan said...

Congrats on the house Hels, I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to see the new place, and also looking forward to not elbowing you in the back any time we have a play-day at your gaff :)
Lovely project btw - a perfect gift for someone who had Somerfield Spag Bol on toast for their tea :)

Kathy Eddy said...

Great news Hels! I am sooo happy for you! Wonderful wax art too. I love working with napkins and beeswax. Should fire up my pot and play with some too after youi've inspired me again. Hope the move goes smoothly and you get your new craft room set up quickly!

Cheryl said...

Congrats Hels that is great news, you will have to give me your new address so I can send you a card. Nearly forgot lol I love your canvas the colours are so inspiring love that wax method. Hugs Chiz x

Juls~ said...

Hiya Hels!

Really cute box! Just luvit!

{xoxoxoxo}

Juls~

Crafty Dawn said...

I do like this and the technique sounds fun (I have no melting pot!) I do like the napkins you used must keep m eyes onpen for some interesting napkins in the future! and congrats on you house

Love Dawn xx

Lori said...

Congrats on your new digs! (That's 70's American slang, lol) Best of luck on the moving, take care to pack that melting pot! I LOVE THIS PIECE! It is absolutely STELLAR! Love the little micro beads, and that flower is AWESOME!

flutterbycrafter said...

I just love this piece, it's just fantastic. Good luck with the move. xx

Riki Schumacher said...

Love your box! Congrats on getting a bigger place, very exciting to have more stash room! Riki

Heavens2Betsy said...

Fabulous canvas and fabulous news Hels. I am very happy for you - especially that you will have more playroom space!How totally exciting. Enjoy your happy weekend x

Jennie said...

Love the waxy piece , and yes a new stash room to play in! Congratulations to you and Grim
Hugs xx

Sid said...

Congratulations on your completion Hels. The canvas is really lovely and that beeswax is great to work with isn't it?

Wipso said...

Wahoo. Congrats. North of London? South of Yorkshire? I live in Shropshire so maybe you are moving in next door? :-)
Really love your little canvas.
A x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic! Oh my God ..it´s great!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh I am so happy at your moving news that is fantastic and a large room for craft what more could a girl want!
Your creation is just so out of this world amazing I am so in awe of your talent!
Have a fabulous Easter!
hugs
kim x

Tinkertaylor said...

Fab canvas and well done on your house completion. Moving house is suppossed to be THE most stressful thing ..that maybe why I've been here 22 years!

lesleyanne said...

great news Hels
love they canvas
HAPPY EASTER
lesley xx

Juls said...

wow this is gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

craftimamma said...

I'll come and help you move Hels, even though I HATE moving house. All I want in exchange is a couple of lessons on how to use the beeswax, Lol!

This little canvas is just beautiful. I have a lovely collection of napkins and tissue, I have the Melt Pot and travel iron (like your's it's never been on holiday). I just need the beeswax and a large dose of confidence, Ha! Ha!

Spend the weekend savouring your lovely news and keep thinking of that lovely big craft room. You'll sail through the packing up!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

TinaB said...

OMG! Hels they are stunning!!! love them xx

Congratulation on the house hun xx

Sandy said...

OMG this is unbelievable Hels.
So wonderful design and brilliant work. Love it.

I wish you Happy Easter and a sunny weekend my friend. Hugs.

Rosie said...

I'm a Lancashire lass in the Midlands, so I know all about exile. Hope you new house is near ME so you can come and play?? So pleased for you.

Love this project - I'm still too scared to get a melt pot and try beeswax or tissues n stuff, but this is so inspiring ...

Angelnorth said...

Lovely canvas, the layered look is great. Congrats on the house and the double size room of stash! Woot!

Joanne said...

Hooray and hooray again. So glad the house move is sorted. A bigger craft room eh? I wonder how long it will take you to make it seem small? I so want to play with wax and have bouight some specially, but after 2 uses, my melt pot has died a death. It's ruined my life completely!! well not really, but I am fed up, mad, sad, annoyed, blue, angry.............. xxx

Linda Elbourne said...

I am thrilled for you and Graham, Hels ... and I am raising a glass to wish you all the happiness ever in your new home!
Fab art BTW XXX

Kaz said...

Congrats on completing on a new home and getting a huge craft room - I bet that was high priority!!
Love the canvas xx

Lesley said...

WOOHOO!!! Congratulations on completing! I too hate moving but it will be worth once you're there!!!

This little canvas is just gorgeous. So tactile and pretty.

Lesley x

Chris said...

Oh WOW x3 Hels your canvas is AMAZING!! I thought it was a box at first... have never seen a canvas that deep before...do tell where you got it...pleeeze I'd love one.
Haven't used beeswax b4 wonder if clear encaustic wax would work as well...may have to try it :D
Thanks for the inspiration and whooohooo congrats on your new place.
hugs
Chris xx

Karen said...

whoooooo!!!!you sound so thrilled to be moving and to have a bigger craftroom is wonderful!!!!

Your canvas is really pretty my lovely XXX

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hels, congratulations on a GORGEOUS canvas ~and~ a NEW HOUSE!!!! YAY!!! Remember-- art supplies should be packed last and unpacked first. All the other stuff will get taken care of in its own time. ;-)

Artyjen said...

O.K. It's not you who has just bought the house two doors away then! :(
Good luck with the move sounds exciting to have a big space for crafting :)
xoxo

Andrea said...

an adorable and well packed cute canvas Hels, good luck with the new home you both deserve the happiness it will bring to you and how fabby a much bigger craft room so I can use a table and not the floor, though there will hopefully be more floor space if I need it, PLEASE e-mail your new addy to me xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Hels, how exciting! A big CONGRATS on the new house! Moving is a royal pain but in the end it'll all be worth it! LOVE your tiny canvas! I'm not quite sure how the beewax stays hard when you're done. You have so many techniques that are new to me and all sound like so much FUN! xxD

Helen said...

Fantastic canvas - it sure is a deep one! Good luck with the move - how long have you got to pack up?

Paula said...

beautiful canvas...and congrats on the move,hope its goes as smoothly as possible x

Diane.W. said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope it all goes smoothly (we moved in sept & it is a mammoth task!!!)
Luv your lil canvas,u r clever.
Had no idea you were from Yorkshire (like me!!!),small world :o)x

whyducks said...

Woweee what an Easter you are having, just get that back fixed and life would be totally blessed. Congrats to you both. The art work is great too. x

Lucy Edmondson said...

So pleased about your news, Hels! A bigger craft room eh?!

I absolutely love this canvas - funnily enough I have just bought some serviettes to have a play,

Lucy x

craftytrog said...

Brilliant news on the house Hels, & I love your little canvas! xx

Lorraine said...

lovely vintagey canvas..congrats on the house move

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Awesome newz GF, doin' the Happy Dance for you! Congrats, now about that piece, it's just beautiful! hugz

Krisha said...

OOOOOH Hels, this is just beautiful and I am sooo happy for you and your new digs ( really I am very jealous)
Bigger space...Bigger projects?

LME said...

I love beeswax too :)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Wonderful canvas as always ;) super flower :) Would love to have a go at the beeswax thingy, we nearly did it at the workshop last weekend but ran out of time :(
Good luck with the move, it is horrendous packing stuff but just look ahead a couple of weeks; especially to when you're ensconced in your new craft room ;)
Anne xx

Lynn Stevens said...

How exciting Hels, A bigger studio, bigger messes and more inky goodness. Love your canvas here, You are so inspiring, Ok, I need to go get waxy!

Shar said...

Sophisticated and soft!

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