Sunday, March 15, 2009

I got waxed!


This week my newest design team member Cynthia Powell is teaching a wax workshop in her online club The latest trends in mixed media art. I had to play and this is my Encaustic Wax canvas. I work on a glass table so I did not worry about laying down paper to catch the excess wax. So after I had put my first coat on, I used my razorblade scraper to clean up the wax. The wax curled as I scraped it off the table and it looked like roses to me so I used it on the finished piece.

22 comments:

Carolyn said...

Oh my gosh, Inka. You're gone all morning, having the added duties to care for family and you still complete your wax project.

By the way, it is stunning and I like the roses a lot.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is totally awesome, Inka...what a gorgeous piece! Love it.

Kathy Eddy said...

OMG, this is so wonderful! I love the roses and I would have thought you tried to make them! Gorgeous! Kathy E

joanne wardle said...

wow, I love it. the wax gives it a really soft finish.

Cynthia (Cindy) Powell said...

Inka-Roses from peeled wax! Only you would come up with that fantastic idea! I absolutely love your waxed collage!

joanne wardle said...

p.s. great post title, I was wondering......... lol lol

jonaks said...

the wax flower was gorgeous!

Kim said...

I love this piece , Inka. It is So fresh , it Looks like spring , and I've Never seen anyone make wax roses before. Love IT!
And since I'm all about capitalizing today - Do NOT let it fall over!!!
*blowing kisses*
xoxo

Just-Kim said...

That's beautiful! Wonderful idea with the roses! THanks for sharing your art with us!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fantastic idea to make wax roses, I love working with wax too, but its been awhile, you have inspired me to heat up that pot!Love you piece

Flippinpest said...

Stunning canvas and what a great idea with the roses!

Moni said...

Waw this is gorgeous, love the roses! Hugs, Moni

NatashaMay said...

Love it! WOW! Makes me wanna go out and buy wax. :)
x Natasha x

Kim said...

What a fab way to use your wax... and the rest of the piece is terrific too!

mary schweitzer said...

The roses are BRILLIANT!! You are amazing!
Mary

Terri S said...

Oh Inka, I wish I had half your creativity. This piece is absolutely beautiful. I love the roses too.

Jane said...

Love it! Great work Inka!!

Pattyjo said...

Your a genious!
Pattyjo

StampinCathy said...

This is just beautiful and love the title.

Audrey said...

Wow. that is amazing Inka.

Anonymous said...

Love your collage and the roses are perfect on it. What serendipity!

Katina

Carol Stocker said...

Fabulous! I think your collage looks like a cake; all frothy and dreamy...it's beautiful! Hugs, Carol