Monday, 22 June 2009

Wax lyrical

It's been a while since I've made one of these 'canvases' and I remember now how much I like to work on this kind of surface. The Lexicon is proving to be an absolute bargain!! it can be used for so many things. I glued a few pages together with gel medium, sewed around and through it and added a bit of colour with watercolour crayons and acrylic paint.

I broke with my tradition of dark brown ink and went for a lighter version which now that it's on I don't actually like, it was supposed to be the word 'satire' but as I tried sanding it back (to get rid of the colour) you can't actually read it now. Click on the pic to see the text which I found on an old bookmark, I collaged some faces and used the lunch wrap Nathalie sent me to create the illusion of glass
I love the way the Lexicon paper reacts to a bit of paint work
I waxed the whole piece, I had planned to punch holes in the bottom and add a few over-sized eyelets but I haven't the foggiest what I've done with them
, I just know when I buy another set they'll turn up!
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5 comments:

Hens Teeth said...

Hi M,
Inspiring work, as always.

Linda said...

No wax paper there? hmmmmmm

Well..this is turning out quite well.

Seth said...

Love this style. The layers, the stitching, the hues, and the use of text!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Is a Lexicon like a dictionary (too lazy to look it up :) This looks fabulous, Love what you're doing with wax paper. Your magazine FINALLY went in the mail today. I hope you enjoy it :)

kiwicarole said...

That's not you under that lunch wrap is it????