In our Michael Strong Yahoo Group, we have a bird challenge this month. I used wax to create my scenery beneath my bird in flight.
- Use iron and waxes to create background, hills, foliage and sky. Click here for tips, and a link to a teaching video, I learned when working with the iron.
- After it dries, buff it with a soft towel.
- Ink up bird image and stamp. Allow it to dry.
- Use paint brush and acrylic paint to add color to the bird. If you get paint some place you don't want, gently wipe it right away with a clean paper towel. The wax surface is easy to wipe clean. Do this immediately when the paint is still fresh.
- Assemble layers.
Stamps: Michael Strong's Mini Cloisonné Wings MS336EZ
Paper: Encaustic Creations glossy card stock, Neenah Classic Solar White, Stampin' Up! basic black
Inks: StazOn jet black
Accessories: Encaustic Creations iron, wax squares, Crayola Metallic FX Crayons, folkArt acrylic paints wicker white, metallic periwinkle, light periwinkle, floating medium, #6 filbert paint brush
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!