For our June StampscapesII Yahoo Group trade, the theme is mountains. Rather than use one of the Stampscapes mountain images, I'm using wax to create the mountains. The leafy branch and the loon images are two of my favorites from Stampscapes - oh, who am I kidding?.... Every Stampscapes image I have is my favorite. :o) Click here to see another scene I created with this technique and links to helpful 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. 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.
- After it dries, buff it with a soft towel.
- Ink up images and stamp. Allow it to dry.
- Use white pen to whiten the area below the loon's necks. Allow to dry.
- Assemble layers.
Stamps: Stampscapes 261C, 277F
Paper: Encaustic Creations glossy card stock, Stampin' Up! black, Neenah Classic Solar White
Inks: StazOn jet black
Accessories: Encaustic Creations iron, wax squares, Crayola Metallic FX Crayons, two-ply tissue, Inkssentials opaque pen
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!