Friday, 15 May 2015

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Reminder


Are you playing along with The Mixed Media Card Challenge?  This month our theme is Wings.  Butterflies, birds, dragonflies, aeroplanes, however you want to interpret it.  Our optional element is foil.


I created an encaustic wax background for my card.  If you've not heard of encaustic wax painting (with an iron!) before, there's a short video tutorial below (<3 mins) which I posted last year.  Today's card was made in exactly the same way, although I added some glass micro beads at the bottom, and Wink of Stella in the foreground to make it look like a lake.  You can see it better IRL.  The butterfly and dragonfly were stamped onto a scrap of card from a previous project which had been coloured with alcohol inks and then stamped over with text.  I fussy cut the wingy thingies and added them to my card.

So come and join us with your interpretation of Wings!


6 comments:

  1. Swoon - glad you are showing us another one of your amazing encaustic cards!

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  2. Wow your card is AMAZING Shirley. I have never heard of wax painting with an iron. I want to try this I only have a good clothes iron though ha :)

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  3. Amazing, Shirley ... I well recall the video and how I was speechless watching you create with an iron and wax ... it's the same here, I'm now stunned into silence! Anita :)

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  4. THIS. IS. INCREDIBLE. Both your card and your video! I must have been living under a rock (again) cuz I've never seen this done before! You truly are amazing dear friend! Thank you so much for sharing your never ending source of inspiration and your talent!

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  5. Such a beautiful card and great video, I admire your ability to just draw with an iron...so talented! Ruth x

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  6. Exponentially incredible! I'm also sharing 'under the rock' space with Geri, as I've not seen this technique before. Thanks for sharing and inspiring and dazzling and delighting...
    Hugs~c

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