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Monday, July 23, 2012

Hot Tool and Wax French Scene Design

Melt Dual Temp Craft Iron by Purple CowsSizzle Dual Temp Craft Iron by Purple Cows
I like to use both irons when doing encaustic projects with two different tips~this way I can do more designs without having to stop and cool one iron before changing tips.
*** always be very careful when working with the hot tips***

 1. Use some glossy paper cut down to a 4 x 6 size so you can mat when done and make a quick card.
2.Choose your wax colors and using the paddle warm wax against the edge and allow to drip on paper.

 3. Mix the drips together where you would like a special color (I mixed blue and yellow for Green)
4. Make sure you keep a paper towel or scrap rag to wipe your trowel on each time you change wax colors.
 5. Always make sure you turn off your iron when changing tips...allow to cool for at least a minimum of 5-10 minutes.
6. play with several colors and designs, it is nice to have backgrounds for projects when you need them.
 7. Use wax design as a background for stamped and colored images...this is a paper pieced design of a french cafe
 8. Wax background is double matted for a card design
9. You can paper piece layers for more dimension like I did with this design

Encaustic Wax Color Sets-Metallic #5061
 Encaustic Wax Color Sets-Primary #5062
 Encaustic Wax Kit #5060
 Melt Dual Temperature Craft Iron with 6 Tips #5050
 Sizzle Dual Temperature Craft Iron and 6 Tips #5000

Crafters Companion - Sheena Douglas `A Little Bit Scenic stamp set
CTMH card stock
Spectrum Noir Crafters Companion Markers
Memento Black Ink

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  1. I've never heard of this wax technique. Very, very pretty!

  2. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! What an AMAZING background!!! I love love love the colors and they are PERFECT for your cafe scene!!! GORGEOUS!!!

  3. You're amazing, Dawn! I love the background you created with the wax!

  4. super artistic Dawn. Love the background.

  5. is there anything you can't do????

    i need a plumber!

    fabulous darling.

    hugs :)

  6. Wow Dawn ~ you are SO talented!!!

  7. What a fun technique! Dawn you are amazing! I love this. TFS!

  8. This is awesome, and you are over the top girl!! Hugs Kathy

  9. Ohhh this is awesome- love the pic tutorials. We just did a demo of this at a monthly group I attend- fabulous cards!

  10. awesome work Dawnie, love the scene you made, gorgeous!

  11. Love, love, love this!!!

    Dawn, I have worked with wax and love it!!! I have the wax tools but have not yet tried this one -- it's a must do now... lol!!!

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Hugs and lots of love to you!


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