Don'cha feel great when you fall in love with something cool.
I am feelin' great about the new 12 X 12 Canvases from Ten Seconds Studio.
not to be confused with my love affair with Claudines Sticky Back Canvas. That's a different love relationship.
This is a wood backed canvas with a 4X4 inch niche in the center. It is almost 2 inches thick on the sides. It's double primed for anyone who is worried about 'true artistry' !
Naturally my gut said...wax it baby...wax it. So I did. Now mind you....wax really doesn't like things that are 'primed' (unless it's primed with an encaustic gesso), but I'm going to break all my rules because I feel this incredible urge to 'just do it'.
The whole thing is layers and layers and layers of Rangers white Beeswax which I then I dusted with various mica powders including Perfect Pearls. Remember to 'fuse' (heat) between layers of wax. When you fuse that last layer the mica powders shine like crazy.
Then came an urge to drip....drip...drip
I had no idea where I was going with this...I just went...I added some foils to the waxed surface. This is something I can do at any time after the wax has hardened - even a month later. I place the foil color side up on the surface of the wax. I take a wire brush and scrape the foil onto the wax and it miraculously transfers.
Next step very easy....If you have any tulle fabric or netting of some kind just place it on the project and wax over it. Then just pull it off. It leaves a fabulous pattern. Dust with Perfect Pearls.
Then I created a face using UTEE from a Mold n Pour mold.
I also poured beeswax into my favorite hexagonal silicone mold and attached it to the project.
If you're under the illusion that I had a clue where this was going ...wrong.....no clue...just all an experiment. A 'go with the flow' feeling. So far so good.
That's Yiddush for 'tacky & overdone'
Less is more....right??? Lets consider it D-O-N-E !
I'm off to make another one !