Friday, May 23, 2008

TGIF - Techniques





I am always fascinated by new rubber stamping techniques and one of the most recent ones that I've learned is called encaustic collage. Joggles offered it as a course a few months ago and I took it after seeing the teacher's work in a magazine. I am now hooked. The technique involves stamping on tissue paper then using clear wax, applied with an encaustic iron, to layer the stamped images and sayings. Once the background is covered, coloured wax is applied. The look can be soft or bold depending on the colours used. The theme for this week's TGIF is "Techniques" and this is a piece of my artwork using encaustic collage.

21 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Heather they are absolutely unique. Amazing design. Love the backgrounds. Stunning.

Thanks for Joining TGiF again.

Alexandra Knittel said...

Wonderful Heather!

vintage wil said...

wow.. Heather they are absolutely beautiful !!!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Heather-these are beautiful! I love the look of this technique, but I am trying to resist buying more stuff! You gorgeous offerings are not helping me resist!!
chris p

claudilue said...

Gorgeous!

herminesplace said...

Looks great.

Debbie said...

wow - that is absolutely amazing!

WaldfrauAlexa said...

wow heather, i love it

Gayle Page-Robak said...

So beautiful, Heather!

Barbara Hagerty said...

So BEAUTIFUL!! Very lovely pieces!!

Audrey said...

Wow, Gorgeous!

Janny said...

Gorgeous!

Gaby Bee. said...

Wonderful pieces, Heather! Love the look of this technique. Really amazing!

Clau said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing this technique.

hilmof said...

Wow heather - just brilliant - I'd love to try that technique - I'll have a closer look later!!!

xx Hilda

Fraenzi Firlefanz said...

Wow , that is genial !!Great technique and lovely card !

Michi Michaelson said...

Eeeeeeeeee-YAOW!!!!!!!!!! Your altered art is BEAUTIFUL, Heather!!!!!!! May I ask permission to put a link on my blog to your blog?

mueppi said...

Wow.... Heather
sind die wunderschön!
Ich liebe diese Farben!

barnie said...

How fantastic, the backgrounds are really fantastic, love both of your works.

Rosie said...

Oh Heather, this is such a wonderful technique. Stunning!! I love using wax (though I've yet to try the wax paper resist) and am definitely going to have to try this out! Thanks for sharing!

Kris Dickinson said...

Beyond amazing Heather! WOW!