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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Wax Lyrical at Stamps and Stencils

Hello there - second post of the day already - and its a new challenge at stamps and stencils - the new theme is wax lyrical...chosen by Sue...and here's what she said about it...

Wax Lyrical - I have long been fascinated with the subject of Encaustic Artmelting wax to create many layers and trapping pieces of fibres and papers between the layers of melted wax just seems magical to me. So for this challenge I want to see some wax on your projects, whether it's just dribbled, melted and then stamped into or a wax embellishment as long as you include some stamping or stencilling the choice is yours ! 

I had big plans for this challenge after meeting the Lovely Ruth on a course where we used wax.... but things didn't go quite to plan and although I made my wire object my fabric didn't work with my beeswax so watch this space! I fell back on encaustic wax to create backgrounds and fussycut stamped images to add ontop.


I did have fun with these - I love these new stamps from elenazinskiart at paperartsy....I decided to create a few fields using the waxes and the encaustic iron. 

Here's the first - love the features created by the wax on that hillside!

In this one I tried to do some wax flowers in the foreground...

This one is a bit more abstract but if you squint you can make a landscape out!!!

Have fun and join in with us!!!

Big hugs

Rachel xx


  1. It all looks great to me Rachel, I have always been fascinated by the wax technique as it gives amazing looks. Great Hare in your other post.

    Keep warm.

    B x

  2. Fabulous cards Rachel, the sentiments gave me a chuckle this morning

  3. Three fantastic cards Rachel, I love these images you've used you can't help but grin.

    Hugs Sue xx

  4. These are fabulous Rachel, love the background and fun images.
    Linda xxx

  5. These are brilliant Rachel, I love your fun sheep and great sentiments.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. I just love your versatility of creativeness Rachel, you're always trying something new and these cards are amazing, beautifully desined and coloured, Kate x x

  7. Hi Rachel, it's funny I only just realised we both used to be DT on Craft A Scene! Small world! Love these,great landscapes with the wax. Must try that. Hugs, Shaz X

  8. Love the encaustic wax backgrounds! I have only ever tried this technique in workshops but love the different ways the wax use it as your background for these fab sheep is brilliance! Hugs, Chrisx

  9. Fabulous cards Rachel ! I actually think the last one is the best background ! Sue C x

  10. I have never tried this technique, but your pieces look stunning Rachel! Have to give it a go!
    Lula xx


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