Thursday, September 16, 2010

Finally, I have broken through and came out smiling as I was inspired from a Somerset Studio piece on
waxed tissue paper article by Rachael Emilie Jackson.

I took two seperate  pieces of torn tissue paper and put a coating of beeswax on each of  them and peeled them from the teflon non stick sheet. With the wax side up I layered items I wanted in the collage and put the second sheet on top, wax side down (wax to wax) and then ironed them together sandwiching the items in the middle.  I put ribbon or string in to hang them   with as they are semi-transparent and are made to hang in a window or in front of light. 

In the first one I put a picture I tore the edges from.  It is definately not transparent but shows up just fine.
In the second one I put mostly  transparent or semi-transparent items.  The butterfly was stamped on Vellum, the lace at the bottom was sheer, the ribbon was sheer and the only solid pieces were the music and vine.  I also used a very pale aqual blue tissue paper.  I am now imagining all these different colors to use in the tissue paper, all the different items to imbed in them and am hopefully on a roll and back to creating again.

It's been a long dry spell but I think I am through the wall and on my way again. 

Hope you are all looking forward to the cold creative fall days ahead, and Thanks for visiting my blog again.

6 comments:

  1. Peggy! Funny - I did this very same thing a couple of weeks ago from the Somerset Magazine issue. I love it! You really did a beautiful job! WOW! Don't you just love holding them up to the light. I made a little book with mine. I love all of your inclusions! xxoo
    PS I wore my Wiawaka sweatshirt yesterday :)

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  2. They are absolutely gorgeous!!
    Debby

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  3. Gorgeous and what a fabulous technique!! I live in the UK and it's very expensive for us to get the Somerset magazines (sadly) so thank you sooo much for the description too!

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  4. These are really nice Peggy; my I ask what Somerset zine was it in? I just might have to try this myself...thanks for sharing the technique....great that your back on the saddle!!! Good wishes...

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  5. what a beautiful job you've done! they are so pretty. love that technique!!

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