Thursday, December 30, 2010

Beeswax disaster

A few months ago I picked up some books in one of our stores ... Melissa Frances and Anna Corba books .. I love to look at them all the time and I was determined to make some of the plaques Anna Corba style ... It had been my intention to make one for each of my family and friends as added Christmas gifts ...  I duly bought the melting pot and beeswax  recommended ... along with the plywood and black acrylic paint ...

However, time got away from me and I didn't get the opportunity ... So, last night I decided to do one as an extra gift for a friend's daughter who celebrates her birthday tomorrow ... I melted the wax (took ages) made the plaque and then made a complete mess of it! Yes, I watched all the videos and thought I had it all in hand, but obviously not ... I definitely need more practice! So here is the second plaque ... sans the beeswax! 



I painted a 5 x 7 piece of plywood in black acrylic ... then used some gorgeous Pink Paislee paper which I stamped in places using the beautiful stamp set from Eline's Huis and printed my photograph onto thin card stock after converting it to black and white ...


... after adhering the photo and smoothing everything with my brayer ... I should have then covered it with the melted beeswax ... but I left this and just punched holes to add some craft wire and  a little embellishing ...
My melting pot has been shoved to the side until I am ready to talk to it again ... patience is a virtue!

Till soon

~ Ros ~
P.S. Thanks so much for all your birthday wishes to Mikey ... so sweet of you and much appreciated


8 comments:

Ira said...

Who needs beeswax, LOL! Just look at your fab card, love the elegant look of it, the crown just finishes it off! Happy New Year! Ira

Sylvia said...

Love the idea of this! I would be no good at beeswax at all, so no patience needed for me. I suspect that maybe is could be weather related!(temperature and humidity but I could be wrong) This is beautiful as is!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

gorgeous plaque miss ros! love it. it's so elegant and beautiful. i love that crown! your friend's daughter will loooove it. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! *hugs* steph :)

Tatanky said...

What a beautiful creation :D that crown on the flower is gorgeous !!! I love damasks, crowns and fleur de lis. Better luck with the beeswax next time :D

Stella said...

This plaque is stunning. You are amazing with plaques did you know that? I love the combo of black and white; so gorgeous with that picture. ( How did you convert that?)
You dont need that wax at all :)
Have a wonderful evening!
XXX

Linda R. said...

What a beautiful creation.. So creative. She is going to love it!

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!.. Hugs, Linda

Lynnda Hosni said...

Such a beautiful creation Ros... I love the little crown..and the color b&w.. my all-time-fave... Happy New Year!!!...xoxo

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful plaque, I bet the recipient will be so happy!
Wishing you a lovely and fruitful year ahead!
Happy New Year, my friend!

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