Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Gift

I received a gift in my email yesterday....a belated birthday present and a great one!  My friend and artist, Morna, created a new banner for my blog...something I've wanted to change for quite awhile, but technology doesn't come easily to I love it and it's more special because it came from her.
Her blog is 

 My Altered Book Class

Yesterday I had my altered book class and we learned a new technique...encaustic...working with wax.  We worked on special boards designed for encaustic work, adding our collage elements and then putting the coating of wax over these materials.  Suffice to say, that this is a technique that takes practice and sometimes the wax doesn't "take" the way you think it should....which happened on my collage.  The background paper resisted in several places.  Not being a patient person, I don't think encaustic work is for me.  You could create a beautiful collage and then not have the wax work well....and there goes your piece.
When I got home, I decided to do the theme I intended for the class in my altered book since I already had the background pages prepared and I really love the result, love the colors.

ATC Card
done with napkin using the encaustic technique


Emelie said...

I have been sitting here for a while listening to your music and feeling younger than I am, thank you for that.

Your new header is great, the painting I did last and posted was inspired from your work.

YOur pages: so creative, beautiful, journal pages so different from each artist and so much fun to see.

Morna said...

Thank you, Eileen. I am happy that you like it. I like, especially, that the background is taken from your painting shown a post or two back. Very nice of you to post the link to me blog. :-) Remember, if you want to change anything at all, I am here for you. xo