Welcome to a new week! Mine has started very well with the arrival of my very first blog give away win from Martina from Sunshine Quilting. Martina made me a sweet little purse in my favourite colour, why not pop over to her blog to see what she’s getting up to?
Not only have I had a lovely start to this week with my little win but I also had a lovely end to last week as I was given the opportunity to try a new to me craft.
I visited a new friend and she gave me a mini lesson on Encaustic art. Has anyone heard of it?
It involves special coloured wax which you melt onto an iron and then, for want of a better word, smear over shiny paper to create a background. Once that’s done you use the iron in different ways to make different effects.
I’m sure any encaustic art artists are cringing at my rather crude explanation, I know there’s a lot more to it than that but hey, I’m a beginner!
Here are my masterpieces…
I sort of hope you can tell what they are?!! Remember this is a basic beginners work – be kind!
Of course, like a lot of crafts this one needs specialist materials so it’s unlikely I shall do any more for a while but it was great fun to try – thanks J 🙂
So, have any of you tried this?
Until next time,
(I am linking this post up to Celtic Thistle Stitches New to you in March)