Saturday, 11 September 2010
On a slightly different note (get it...joke...musical notes..!) here is a card made from my encaustic work again.
The blue background was made by putting different colours of blue wax onto the card and then whilst the wax was still liquid, tapping the surface with scruched up paper to give a pattern.
The second layer was done in the same way but with multiple colour bands of wax which when tapped with the scrunched paper gave the pattern but also blended the colours slightly.
The treble clef was added by drawing it with a block of red wax. Once the wax was set (which takes only seconds) the surface was buffed with the soft cloth to give it a shine (just like polishing furniture only I know which one I prefer to do). These layers were mounted onto the base A5 size card and finished off with corner peel-offs.