Thursday, 13 September 2012

Wax on - Wax off


Been a busy couple  of weeks in Tuck Towers, with a few nice things happening and a few horrible things happening.  Got to love life's Ying and Yang.

I wanted to make a wax canvas as I haven't made one of these for a while. I  decided to use a set of stamps from the one and only Tim Holtz that I have had  knocking around for a while but not really used yet.  I wanted the project to be quite simple in design as not to take away the focus from these beautiful detailed stamps.

I love stamping on tissue and waxing onto a canvas, to me it is a bit like the first time you use embossing powder and see that magic unfolding before your eyes, still gets me every time. The tissue just vanishes, totally amazing.........  I used three different sized canvases to create this piece as I wanted depth. The theme of Love is a bit out of the norm for me..............................

So here we go with the finished piece.

Products used............
Ranger - Paint Dabbers, Melt Art Wax, Tim Holtz Classic #8 stamps and the heart from the Valentine set, Grungeboard, Gloss Accents, Glue and Seal, Ideology pieces

 and finally a flower and a wee bit of string!

On Sunday I went too AFTH for a fab workshop with the amazing Dyan.  The lovely Donna was in attendance along with a few other ladies, (17 in total) I met up with Deb's who was a blast and exactly how I imagined her to be.  I had arranged to meet up with two friends from Scotland Mandy and Heather who I haven't seen in a while and it was great to spend the day with them. We need to do that more often.

The project was an Art Journal  made from scratch which I love very muchly. It has lots of pockets and tags and places to hide stuff you don't necessarily want people to see..............I have started to mess around with it this week, think it might become a work in progress.

Thanks for looking and I would love you to leave a comment at the top of the page.

Sue x


  1. A lovely way to make the most of those stamps! How does the wax hing work? Is it like when you stamp onto tissue and embed it into oa candle?