Here's another scene where I combined my joy of using Stampscapes images with my new favorite technique of Encaustic Painting. For mountains I used another cool technique I learned from Micheal's Learning Skills DVD. There are so many! I also found another great teacher of this technique, John. Click here to see one his videos.
- Choose three colors for your mountains. I chose a blue and two shades of brown. Melt 1st color wax on iron and then spread on two-ply tissue. Repeat for two more colors, overlapping the colors.
- Lay the wax down on glossy card stock and use the tip/top part of your iron to create a peak. Pull partially away to check how it looks. Repeat for number of desire peaks. Remove the tissue, and immediately use your finger to spread/blend the color.
- Use iron, waxes, and crayons to create remaining background, spring hills, foliage and sky. I colored various waxes directly on paper then melted and little clear wax on my iron and spread over the sky to give more of a subtle look. 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.
- Before inking up the buck image, I masked the lower portion. I wanted to make it look like he was standing in grass. Ink up image, remove mask and stamp. Allow it to dry.
- Assemble layers. Remember to sign your art work!
Stamps: Stampscapes 008A
Paper: Encaustic Creations glossy card stock, Stampin' Up! close to cocoa, taken with teal
Inks: StazOn jet black
Accessories: Encaustic Creations iron, wax squares, Crayola Metallic FX Crayons, two-ply tissue, low tack sticky paper
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!