Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Waxy Background For You

Today's challenge on SCS was to use your iron...I know, some of you probably don't even remember that household item that is supposed to be used to iron clothing! Is yours gummed up with all the things you've used it for on your craft projects? I do have a separate iron I use for crafts, but used the regular one since this project wasn't messy.

There are lots of ideas using an iron, melted crayon background, embossing on velvet, using fusible webbing on fabric or mulberry paper...I chose Wax Paper Resist. Beate has a nice tutorial on SCS for it, only I did mine a little differently at the suggestion of our challenge hostess today... I used an embossing folder.



I brayered over the wax paper resist with Ranger's Herb Garden spectrum pad, the Big Juicey. And who says big, leafy plants always have to be green? Once you've inked up glossy, I don't know of any way to color over it...so everything else was stamped on a separate piece of cardstock, colored with Copics, cut out and glued with Zip Dry glue into position. The rocks, dog, and fence are popped up and only the major portion of the stem is glued down.
To get kind of a "furry" look, I used my blending pen and dabbed in the dark patch and the ears.

This is 3 different sets from Artful INKables, Top Dog, Thought I'd Bug You and Basic Sentiments. The leaves and fence punches are Martha Stewart.

Have a look through the gallery, I'm sure there will be lots of interesting ideas....you just might not ever iron (the intended purpose) again!

Thanks for stopping!



6 comments :

Joanne Travis said...

Dawn, this is so wonderful!! I love the deep rich colors you chose, you really made that pup stand out!!

Velta said...

Oh My Dawn...this is too darn cute...what a great idea to use the CB folder for the background the way you did. TFS :)

Julia Aston said...

Fun use of the technique and all the cute stamps Dawn! That pup is so cute with his bone! and LOVE how your bg came out!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Very cute! Love the effect!!

Elena said...

Wow! This techique is so cool! I love the bright colors and all the texture you created!

JediSergei said...

Wow! this techigue is such a brilliant Idea! I love the texture you created!