WOYWW 146 – arty play

Time for another WOYWW hop around the net!

I’m having a bit of a play date with my waxed paper.  I had a few ideas I wanted to test out.  But first a bit of a play with modelling paste.

I tried mixing the paste with spray ink, and it worked.  The stencil I used was quite thin, perhaps too thin,  as the paste, which wasn’t actually super runny even with the ink added, drifted under the edges.  Fine for a very arty application but not if you want it really precise.

Now the waxed paper.  I thought I might be able to iron on the wax (using the traditional resist technique often seen with Distress Ink over it) onto paper painted with acrylic paint.  Worked a treat. I used a brayer to apply the paint, which gave it a super smooth finish and the thin coating dried fairly quickly.

I crumpled the waxed paper then opened it out and ironed the wax onto the surface.  Then it got a spritz of spray ink and that got daubed with a baby wipe.  You can just about see the two-tone colouring here in the lower right.

Maybe better here?

Then similar, ironing the wax onto a plain bit of white card, and again, spray ink over it.  Love this one.

I have a few more ideas that I will be testing out – one of them may very well appear on Monday for the Ace of Diamonds, my last in the suit of my BIG CARD project.

So that is what I am playing with today.  As you can see in the first photo my “desk” is till my small folding table. At the moment my actual desk is covered with stuff that I haven’t had the time to tidy away as I try to sort out my computer issues.  Now that DH is seriously unwell with some nasty virus, it looks like I may have to wait a little longer for my upgrade, and hopefully an eventual resolution to my issues. Poo.

Be sure to stop of at Julia’s to see the whole linky list of worldwide workdesks.  You will be inspired for sure!