Wednesday, February 23, 2011

window to the future

The first two weeks of February I participated in a blogging event called "One World One Heart". This was an amazing gathering of creative people from all over the world. I visited each and every blog- all 800+ of them. Part of the event was to have thank you gifts for the people who stopped by your blog and left a comment. For me it wasn't about the possibility of winning a prize it was about seeing all the diverse talent "out there" The World Wide Web is aptly named.
Today in my mailbox was this piece:
Isn't it wonderful? It measures 4 x 6" and is absolutely delightful. This was made by Helen Campbell of Washington. I am now following her blog "Nature's Walk Studio".  The title of the piece is "Window to the Future" I am already planning on framing it. It uses the techniques of image transfer, collage and wax. LOVE IT!

I took a class this summer and dabbled in using wax on ATC's. We dipped our pieces in wax and I like the look and feel of it. In this case the fine coating of wax looks like it was maybe brushed on and it gives this piece an aged patina that is so cool.

 This past weekend I hosted my first ever Art Retreat in the studio and one of the techniques I got a really good feel for was image transfer. (finally! Thanks Cecelia!) I think I'm going to dig out the crock pot that I melt beeswax in and do some experimenting!

2 comments:

artistamyjo said...

Very nicely done.
Hugs, Amy

Beth Norman said...

Lucky you. It is so pretty. I've never worked with wax and it is something I would love to do.

Thank you, once again, for visiting my blog.

hugs,

Beth