Goooodly Evening Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!
Huge thanks for all your entries for the last challenge... this week there be a new theme... and that is... WINGS. To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and
some stamping then pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to
the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog, you can also join in via email - just
email a small res pic to me or via Facebook, simply tag my name and I
can view your entry. The challenge will remain open until 21:00
Saturday 18th January 2014.
Firstly, apologies for the late posting of this weeks challenge... this is because I am teaching away from home this weekend and couldn't get online this morning (thanks Mr BT for doing your engineering stuff lol) So, better late than never, here is my entry for this weeks challenge.
I have been teaching at Pickwell Farm this weekend, I love teaching here, not only are the ladies who come along a lovely bunch, Carolyn and her family always make me very welcome... not to mention the ace shop, packed to the rafters with stashly delights... yep, tis a lovely place to be. Anyways, this weekend has been all about the Melt Pot.. and I have made a canvas (actually I made two - I know, I never finish class samples and this time I managed to get two done.. get me! A new year, a new me... pah lol ) My demo canvas is 8" x 6" in size and once I had painted it, I set about doing some beeswax collage. Stamping onto tissue and then applying wax... and then.. I had a "lightbulb" moment! So, I wanted to colour the beeswax. How to do that? Well, I have used Melt Inks before to do this, but they do bobble a bit in the wax, whilst they colour it, there's always a residue in the bottom of the mould. So, I hit on the idea of using Mica Powders to colour it.. hey, it works!!! Yipyah and thrice, a new technique! Check it out, how sweet is this flower!!!
I used a mix of Kaisercraft and Tim Holtz stamps... and yes, butterflies always seem to feature somewhere on a creation...plus faux porcelain flowers... and some Treasure Gold for goodly measures too...
I shall away now... I am staying in Southampton tonight as I am teaching a private class tomorrow and I needs food... so I am off to have a mooch about and see what I can find. Thanks for looking, sorry again for the lateness of the post! Thanks for looking, TTFN