Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Withdrawal Symptoms

I am starting to get withdrawal symptoms from not crafting.

I was itching to get started on something and as I have been promising myself the Dragonfly Faeries and the Gossamer Wings themeplates from when they were first released, I thought how well they would go with encaustic. So finally I got around to laying out my wax and iron.

This is the result.

The stamps lend themselves beautifully with the fantasy quality of encaustic art. So I am raring to go using the other stamps from the themeplates.

If you are into this form of art the Arboretum themeplate would also work well.

Mind you, I had to stand in the kitchen to achieve this, Bertie tries to pull the iron and everything else off the table.

This was done a few years ago when I first got into encaustic.

As I have not been able to put up my Christmas Tree this year, due to an enthusiastic black bundle of fun and mischief, I purchased the K & C0 Swell Noel Advent Calendar Kit, it was a last minute thing and thought it would look nice on the table as a centre piece. I have not been disappointed with it.

It really does look very nice sitting there on my window sill surrounded by cards.

I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and I would like to wish you all a Happy Crafty 2009.


acrylik said...

Merry Christmas, Judith! Love your encaustic art, and the tree looks fabulous :)

Jill said...

Judith, your encaustic looks fab! It works so well with the stamps. I've only tried encaustic once at Jo's. Had real fun and made some lovely backgrounds, but no pictures like you. Bit dangerous for me - hot iron and dodgy fingers = burns!!!!

I got a lovely surprise this morning. A gorgeous handmade bracelet and a a handmade watch and guess who they were made by....YOU!!! They are beautiful and I will wear them with pride. especially as I know the artist who made them!

Thank you. Merry Christmas and big hugs to your bundle of furry fun!


Jill (Tara and Martha)

InkyArtitude said...

What fab pieces of encaustic art Judith, the Faerie Stamps work so well with the background. I love that K&Co Tree, can't believe I didn't pick up on that!!! Duhhhh!

Phree said...

Love the encaustic art - the faery themeplates are gorgeous and you are right they work so well with the fantasy style of encaustic.