Friday, February 26, 2016

Butterfly Specimen

I have been really wanting to try encaustic art, so after a bit of hemming and hawing...and a bit of research I did it.  Michele here to share an 8x10 encaustic and stamping piece, I had so much FUN!!
Oh, and thanks to Jen Mattot for the fabulous inspiration.

I taped down a piece of heavy watercolor paper to start.  On some old dictionary pages I stamped the Butterfly Specimens in archival ink.

I used mat gel to attach the stamped dictionary pages, let it dry and then stamped the Waybill/Invoice Bachground and Specimen randomly on the page.

I added some great color with Gelatos and water.

Once everything was dry I painted over the entire page with bees wax, let it set and stamped the Gossamer Butterfly on top of the set wax.

Embellished with the Um Wow Studio chipboard butterfly, Prima flowers, May Arts ribbon, thread and gold leaf.

There is a bit of grass in there too...

I attached some burlap string (May Arts) to the page before I painted on the wax.  It created an awesome texture!!

Stamping under and on top of the wax created a great layer!

And I was quite surprised by how well you could see the color and the stamping under the layer of wax.

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Until next time, get inky!!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, the wax looks awesome

Sande said...

Your project is gorgeous. Like you I have wanted to try the encaustic art but have been very nervous. This is just beautiful and now with your inspiration I want to attempt it.

Thanks for sharing.

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Corrie Herriman said...

This is gorgeous !
Corrie x

Fiona Paltridge Designs said...

Oh WOW!! Now I want to try it out! Looks amazing xx

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