Thursday, 5 January 2012

Pain Free Waxing!

Hello all you lovely bloggers,

I've made a little hanging ornament which fits two challenges ...

Gingersnap GC130 - Spicy Supply Challenge - Wax, and
Just for Fun - Looking to the Past, 60's & 70's

My inspiration came from my daughter who had to design some 'Peace' posters for her art homework.



Peace symbol coloured with wax crayons, edged in silver pen
Silver card, recycled from a box of choccies (ooh, wonder who ate all those!)
Sun Rays embossing folder
Tim Holtz Vintage Market Die

I've never used wax in my art before and I did search the web for some ideas but as I don't have any fancy melting pots or craft irons I just decided to do a bit of colouring!

It's also been a while since I took part in the JFF challenge, the end of last year was just a bit too hectic,  but hopefully that's me back into the normal swing of things now.

Thanks for visiting,

Take Care
Suze xx

22 comments:

Dianne said...

I love this Suze, really colourful. Dianne.

Von said...

Thanks for getting in the groove Suze :) fab medallion, will you be wearing it to the next disco
Thanks for sharing with us at Just for Fun
Von xxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Ms Bain what a groovy piece of art, love your post title too ! I have never used wax either except for on the body of course. You id a fab job !

Marie

Dolly Daydreams said...

Have just become a follower cant believe i wasn't one !!!

Marie

Zoe Sanderson said...

Been a while since seeing that emblem for a while. Nowadays we would call it a Logo think then it was just a button LOL. Great use of Wax Crayons aren't they fun. Great to see you at Just for Fun thanks for sharing XOXO Zoe

Terry said...

Lovely hanging ornament! The embossing really is a great touch!

she3655 said...

this looks stunning, I've never thought wbout using wax, but might give it a go xx

Jaqi said...

Looks great , and Peace was what it was all about in the 60's I agree with Marie its groovy :-)

craftattack said...

Great - this sign reminds me of many demos I joined in in my youth!! Valerie

Victoria said...

Hi Suze, this is fab! I would never have thought to use wax on a project, but you've got me thinking now. I remember once colouring a sheet of paper in solid blocks of bright colours with pencil crayons, then colouring over the whole lot with black crayon and finally scratching a design out of the black crayon to reveal the colour underneath. Might have to dig out some crayons now to have a play - can't beat the smell of them either!!

Neet said...

Love your take on the Peace theme which was "the thing" in those days. Not sure if this would work but if you wanted to try wax crayons again I wonder if you could put a piece of parchment over the top (baking stuff) and iron over that with a fairly hot iron. Guess it would either melt the crayons or stick to the work! Worth a try on a bit of waste stuff - might be a new technique. If you do try it (sorry I am dashing or I would) use different thicknesses of crayoning.
Oops 0 got side tracked - thanks for joining us at JFF. Hugs, Neet xx

trisha too said...

What a fun piece, Suze, and perfect for the wax challenge at Gingersnap!

:)

chrissie said...

Terric medallion hope you get to wear it.

xxx

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Suze. What a fab project. With all the products available it is easy to forget about wax crayons. Thanks for the inspiration.
Regards Florence x

Vicky said...

Fab idea - love the lettering :)x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Suze,, Great job with a very iconic image, love the shading of the colours, Gay xxx

Janet said...

Hi Suze
Great image,pain free waxing sounds good lol
Janet x

strangelycreative said...

Waxing is great and so versatile - it looks really cool man! (just getting into the vibe there!)

Sandra's Spot said...

Excellent piece and great technique you used. Hugs Sandra XX

SmilynStef said...

Love how the embossed rays frame the design ... so glad you joined our wax challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This brilliant, love the bright colours
Lindsay xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful idea and great design.