Welcome back! This is the fourth post on my adventures into Encaustic Wax. As promised I have a step out photo tutorial of how I created a landscape piece. This took me all of 15 minutes and that is stopping to take photos (Albeit some are very fuzzy as it was hard to hold things and photograph at the same time.), and I haven't touched the wax in over two weeks. I've been busy busy busy. But needless to say, it was simple to pick it back up again, and I get so crazy wrapped up in it, that if it wasn't for having to pick up those darn kids from school, I could play ALL DAY easily. So keep that in mind if you decide to start playing with wax...it's easy to do and so addicting!!!! It took me 45 minutes to make these three. That's mind boggling!!!
Enough blabber...here are my step out photos, and I did more than one project, of course, so grab a bevvy and a biscuit because you are going to need sustenance to get through all these pics!!! Sometime soon I'll try to do a video, as it's much better to see the process that way.
|After the sky was formed, it was time for the horizon,. I cleaned off the iron, and then went with a dark green and only on the right side of the iron so as to not cover the rest of the card.|
|I went straight across under the sky and moved the iron a little back and forth to create a few wavy patterns to mimic hills.|
|Without cleaning the iron, I added yellow and did the same thing as I did with the green above.|
|I wanted to add a stream, so I cleaned off the iron and added blue and white.|
|After 3 swipes across the remainder of the card, I got the look I wanted.|
|After cleaning the iron, I added more green and yellow to the tip to add in some more land.|
|I swiped this only on the right corner and wiggled the iron as I went. LOVE this portion! The scene is really starting to take shape now. I pounced the very tip of the iron onto parts of this to add more texture as well.|
|I decided to use the mini iron now to do some detail work. I added yellow to cut in some grass only using the side of the iron.|
|I kept on adding grasses and dots of yellow here and there.|
|I added orange and darker green to the grasses as well.|
|I rubbed a little of the water area away with a Kleenex to bring in some more white.|
|I scribbled in a little more blue using wax directly from the block. It's a cool effect and really adds texture.|
|I added dots of white wax in dots using only the tip of the mini iron, and drew in birds as well with the tip in a dark blue.|
|Once I was finished, I rubbed the whole thing with a Kleenex. This brings out the shine of the wax and buffs everything up.|
|So it was back to the poinsettia on a new card. This time I started with the leaves first in dark green, then cleaned the iron and added the red petals.|
|I overlapped the colors a bit, but just kept going with it. The wax was still warm in the middle of the flower, so I wiped a little away to allow for a center where I added drops of yellow wax.|
|I added more leaves and petals around the borders, then misted a Kleenex with Dyan's Dylusions Ink Mist from Ranger and rubbed that into the background portion. The wax resists the ink.|
|In 45 minutes I had these 3 cards, mounted and inked with Tim's Distress Ink.|
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!