Friday, 23 December 2011

Playing with Wax Crayons

Last week at Gingersnaps the challenge was to use Wax.   I've played with Wax in my melt-pot but not overly happy with the results.   When swapping comments with a friend told her I'm a bit stumped, not to worry said Cath you'll think of something you always do.   Thanks for the vote of confidence Cath.

The answer of course was to get out the wax crayons.  The cheapest money could buy from the £1 shop.   Piece of watercolour paper masked with TH clock and DI, then sprayed with Glimmer mist.   Happened to have some Tyvek laying around that had previous been sprayed with the same GM.   Added the Tanda Seagulls in black ink and then the fun part.

Iron on cotton setting, used to warm part of the page (while heating it cover the page with some grease proof paper to protect the iron) and crayon quickly scribbled over to melt on the warm area.    Repeat with various blues, greens, purples, red, orange and yellow.   The Tyvek was then laid in place under the grease proof and then iron it.   The Tyvek starts to disintegrate making a textural holey foamy piece which was glued on top.

Paper then attached to corrugated card base, another piece of the same card cut to make a frame.   The frame was coated with wax using the iron again.   When it was completely covered more wax was added melted by heat gun and finally still with the heat gun ep melted into the wax.

18 comments:

  1. Wow that was a lot of work Zoe and am sure it looks even better up close. Have a great Christmas, x

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  2. This is fabulous Zoe - it sounds like you had a lot of fun making it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  3. Great piece, Zoe and how inventive to use Tyvek in your design. Well done! x

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  4. Gorgeous piece, Zoe - you can do everything! Valerie

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  5. oh wow this is wonderful.. it was worth experimenting
    Lisa x

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  6. Fabulous project Zoe, sounds like you had lots of fun with this one.

    Hope you have a fabulous Christmas and best wishes for 2012.
    Sue
    x

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  7. That looks pretty spectacular Zoe :) a nice bit of play time ;P

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  8. wow ~ what a stunning peice of art!

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  9. Very interesting effect! I don't think tyvek is available in the Philippines unless it goes by another name! A blessed Christmas to you and your family! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  10. wonderful technique for the Gingersnap challenge! Have a wonderful new year!

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  11. this is stunning zoe :-) debi x

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  12. Painting is not something that i'm good at, but admire the colors!
    I like the way you made it look like a framed picture with rivets at all 4 corners.

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  13. Wow, your painting looks wonderful. Great colors.

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  14. Love that gorgeous crayon *painting* ... such a cool effect ... so glad you joined our Wax Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

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  15. Congratulations on your piece being chosen as a Ginger Gem in the Spicy Supply (wax) Challenge, Zoe!!

    :)

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  16. What a unique and interesting piece! Love the crayons. Your work is wonderful; congratulations on being a Ginger Gem! 8-0

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