Saturday, March 22, 2008

Encaustic crayon art

First off I have to admit these are a couple of years old. I haven't done this in a while though I really love it. its been CRAZY around here and I haven't stamped much other then making a bunch of those chocolate candy bar bunnies I showed you a few days ago.


The above image is encaustic crayon melted with an iron (with no steam holes) onto glossy paper and then stamped with stayzon onto with some stampscape stamps. simple but soo cool
Above and below were part of a larger sheet and I used the scraps to make a few cards like this with some fred mullet stamps.


this is one of my favorites. Can't remember who does the words but its a stamp. the birds are stampscapes and the tree is stamp in the hand (one of my favorite stamps)

These are pretty simple to do really just a bit messy. you can use crayola crayons I am told but the lyra work best because the color is so vivid in them.

Here are some links to learn more about this:

http://embracingencaustic.wordpress.com/

http://www.crayola.com/educators/techniques/meltedcrayon.cfm

http://www.international-encaustic-artists.org/calendar/members_events.html

14 comments:

Jackie said...

I have heard of that before and seen a few samples - yours are great. They make very interesting backgrounds and such.

Veronica said...

These are beautiful cards! I really love the Lighthouse card. So, so pretty! TFS!

melanie said...

wow, they look great

Joan and Amy said...

These are gorgeous. I love the effect that the crayon makes on your background. I'll have to check out the technique. Thanks for sharing. Joan

punknscrap said...

Great technique and gorgeous cards!

Joani said...

I've never "seen" this done before. How cool! Now I've got to go get me some crayons!
Good work
Hugs,
Joani

Carolyn King said...

I love the look of the melted crayon bg---we did this in high school (believe it or not!) and it is a look I love but forgot about.

Beautiful job--

Godelieve said...

Incredible beauties!! I'm impressed!

Fiona Whitehead said...

These are gorgeous - I love the vivid colours and the tree one is fab - I'll have to have a go at this too!

Tami in OH said...

How gorgeous! :)

Jen said...

another great tecnique! Thanks for sharing. I like the last one with the tree best.

Tarasdesigns said...

great cards, although I'd be a bit scared of the iron!

Tara x

Amanda Sewell said...

Gorgeous! I absolutely love the purple lighthouse one -- it is just magical :)

JAR said...

Love that lighthouse bg!