Thursday, July 29, 2010
Paint, Ink, Beeswax & Images~ ATC's
I unearthed the high grade printmaking paper that I had left over from a printmaking class I took in the early 90's. I decided to play with some of the acrylic paints in bottles that I had bought and experiment some more with my inks blending and brushing colors and dropping ink drops onto the paint. Since the application was thick and saturated I would blot the paper with another paper doubling my decorated surfaces. I cut these up into ATC-sized pieces 2.5 X 3.5 inches to use later.
Later on I stamped designs on some and added my images and text. I had just decoupaged some boxes with vintage Bingo cards (that I received in a giveaway from Amy at Mittens) and had a few snippets of text left from them which I used.
I had picked up some beeswax to use in some encaustic work but haven't yet gotten the damar resin that's needed to harden it properly. I haven't been schooled in the process yet so I was winging it by just using melted beeswax on it's own. I had some printed images on muslin that I thought would become more translucent with the application of wax but it just seemed to coat it rather than enhance except for some really gauzy worn fabric.
After scraping and distressing the wax I was left with some nondescript textural pieces. I had some mini scrapbooking rivets to play with too. Here's what I came up with~
Which one speaks to you?
waxed, stitched inked and riveted muslin
"Capture a Spiral and Turn it to Gold"
waxed teabag, gold coil, stamped and waxed background
"Somebody Stop Him!"
text and image from vintage children's book
printed muslin and ephemera catalog image
"Vertically & Horizontally"
moon piece cut form old printmaking project, Bingo text
Vintage dressmaking book, stampings
waxed fabric, vintage sheet music, stamping on inked, painted and blotted paper
"Music with a Flourish"
stamping, vintage sheet music, waxed fabric, stitching
Image from vintage Japanese dressmaking school book, Bingo text
"12 Different Ways"
Bingo text, vintage company stamp
"Vertically or Diagonally"
Bingo text , harnessing diagram and waxed muslin
stitched, painted and stamped muslin, image from vintage dressmaking school book
"It makes you think"
Dolly Dingle paper doll, game image
Chinese text from travel pamphlet and stamping
Bingo text, stitching, ink
bottle cap (from Artymess), charm and stampings