Saturday, 28 July 2012

Fantasy Castle

This is one of my favourite pictures that I have created recently. This started out life as a piece of white canvas board, slightly bigger than A4 in size. I dripped various colours of wax all over the place, starting with white in the centre and moving through various shades of blue. This was heated with a hot air gun (the type you use for DIY rather than the craft one used for melting embossing powder) until the wax started to run. A combination of moving the heat gun and the board itself allowed the wax to be moved where I wanted it to go. Once the base pattern had been created to give a very turbulent effect, the castle was added using the edge of an encaustic iron.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Mountainous Landscape

Good morning.A bright and cheerful landscape. This one is A4 in size and started out life as cream coloured sealed (glossy) card. It was all created with a hot iron with a stylus used to create the fine detail of the birds, dragonflies and the flower detail.