Thursday, 29 January 2009

Waxy

Well, I melted my wax and away I went. I was a little over generous at the beginning as when it dried I couldn't actually see the pic anymore! still, I guess you have to do it to know it

I used my mini quilting iron to smooth out the wax, I really enjoyed this part, revealing the picture and the paint underneath

I love the depth it gives to the canvas
Photographic evidence that it looked ok before I 'waxed' it!
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5 comments:

connie said...

this piece is beautiful. I love how the wax looks, I just purchased the book "encaustic workshop" by patricia seggebrush. hoping to do a little experimenting!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Beautiful canvas! I'd never guess that you over did it in the beginning. Nice salvage job!

"Wax on, wax off" (if you are familiar with "The Karate Kid" movie. heehee)

Gunnels blog said...

This is very beautiful! I have newer done anyting with wax, or I have waxbatik for over 30 years ago ;-) Thanks for your kind comment on my blog! I think allthing is ok now, but it got me to think !!

TonyaA said...

Great depth and color!

Elizabeth Golden said...

This is lovely! Love the colors and the look the wax gives it.