Lauren has an assortment of altered canvases in her room and I wanted to create something to add to her collection. Scraptastic club had a challenge for a home decor item but I didn’t know what to do. I’ve been dying to try some encaustic (wax) canvases for some time. Yesterday, Heidi Swapp had a video of a very simple creation using wax and tissue paper so I decided to give it a go. There was one tricky moment when the tissue/cardstock got stuck inside my printer but overall it was actually very simple and I love how it turned out, Now, I’m going to be trying adding layers of wax and colors and stamping.
For this I took an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of chipboard and covered it in Fancy Pants script paper. I stamped the wonderful Kaisercraft butterfly stamp on the bottom RHS the TEchnique Tuesdays days of the week and some Heidi Swapp swirls in the other corners. Then I misted with MAya Road and Tattered Angels mist. Then I heated up some clear wax and spread it on top of my ‘canvas’
I created the butterfly and saying in PSE and printed it out on regular tissue paper (attached to paper so that it can go through your printer). I placed the tissue images on my base and added more melted wax to hold them in place. Later I went back and used my heat gun to even out the wax a little and added a few glitter pieces.