Friday, March 12, 2010

Faux beeswax

I thought that I would post another "Beeswax" collage that i just finished. This collage is created by laying down a layer of the beeswax mixture first. The image was glued down with regular matte gel medium. I over painted (just a version of scumbling) the image. More texture was laid around the image in regular matte gel medium then painted with acrylic paints. The words "create magic" were written directly into the wet gel medium with a rubber shaper. After this layer was dry I then covered the entire collage with a thick layer of the beeswax mixture. Because the beeswax is translucent my scanner can penetrate this layer and show the image much clearer and it doesn't look as beeswaxey (is this a word?) as it really is. However I was hoping that you could see that the beeswax layer is much thicker, less subtle than the last collage. In fact in some areas I left lumps of the beeswax instead of smoothing it down. I have to say that I really love this rough look. If I didn't know it was fake I'd swear that this is a real beeswax collage.
As a reminder I am offering this class at Scrapbook U in Fremont this weekend. All the information is posted below.

1 comment:

Maria Ontiveros said...

This is beautiful. I really like how your art is evolving all the time - looks more and more like your own painting.