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.


  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 :)

  2. They are absolutely gorgeous!!

  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!

  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...

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



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