Monday, November 23, 2015

MC Nov/15 - Encaustic Poinsettia - ECD Season's Greetings - Take Time



Welcome to the Quietfire Sentiments of the Season Blog Hop! We’re celebrating the season with projects using our favourite Quietfire sentiment stamps and dies.  We have some great ideas to share with you!


 
We’re giving away a prize on each of the Sentiments of the Season blog posts.  The posts will be on Designers’ personal blogs and one on Quietfire Creations.  All you have to do is leave a comment on the Sentiments of the Season blog posts and you will be entered for a chance to win a Quietfire stamp or die from that blog.  Each designer will randomly choose the winner from their comments.

Here is our schedule:

Day 1- Monday November 23 : Teresa and Yogi (that's me BIG GRIN...)
Day 2 -Tuesday November 24: KathyJo and Judi Kauffman
Day 3 - Wednesday November 25: Wanda and Yvonne
Day 4 - Thursday November 26: Robyn and Selma
Day 5 - Friday November 27: Diana and Suzanne

If you get lost, just hop back to the Quietfire Creations blog to find all the links!

The deadline for leaving comments is Sunday November 29, 2015 at midnight PST.  Winners will be posted shortly afterwards here on Quietfire Creations.
Good luck and have fun
!

I Love doing encaustic painting. It's so quick and easy to create a quick card...

The rubber stamp quote on the inside is by Quietfire Design  and the "Season's Greetings" die from Elizabeth Craft Designs also available on Quietfire Design HERE


Click on any image to enlarge or click HERE to go to my web page.

Use a fry pan or electric skillet. Cover the fry pan completely in tin foil.
Cut another piece of tin foil, edges folded under and folded in half to create a platform to do your encaustic painting.
Use EnKaustikos hot sticks or Crayolla wax crayons to paint with. Temperature should be lowest setting somewhere around 150º. You'll know if your wax is just swimming too quickly... PS, don't forget you will probably be getting a reverse image so place your wax design accordingly...


 Works best when put onto a thin Rice paper - I used Sumi-E Painting and Calligraphy paper. Also works with tissue paper, but you have to be a bit more careful. Experiment with different paper surfaces.
After painting on the foil, lay paper (for rice paper - smooth side down) onto hot wax image (above left image). Lightly brayer over the image to connect the wax to paper. Careful the wax is runny so don't press too hard and smear the wax. Lift paper off and the result you get is above right picture. Now this may not look so great as is... put trimmed down, adhered to contrasting or accenting cardstock and details added to the painting... PS with some papers the other side is great to use as well.


Side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h). Embossed with Couture Creations "Mini Poinsettia" embossing folder.
I created my encaustic painting of the poinsettia, trimmed down and adhered to a red cardstock. Added Liquid Pearls "Buttercup" dots in the center. Adhered to card front.
Die cut the "Season's Greetings from gold glitter paper, adhered to front.

On the inside: stamped the poinsettia (Penny Black) inking the stamp with Distress mini pads "Mustard Seed" in the center, "Fired Brick" on the petals, and the edge of the pad "Mowed Lawn" along the pine sprigs and stamped.
Stamped the quote inking with the red all over and then touching here and there with the green, stamping, and clear embossing.





73 comments:

Victoria Luna said...

What a work of art! I love the colors and the poinsettia inside is gorgeous as well. Thanks for sharing your talent!

jcobb said...

This is beautiful! I have never heard of encaustic painting, thanks for introducing me to it!

vinita jain said...

Mind blowing! Out of the box creation! Thanks for sharing the steps, a new technique for me too! Your poinsettia is very pretty, love this!

Anne said...

Wow! What a great technique and so effective! Amazing and a beautiful card! TFS!

Anonymous said...

I've recently added a few of these word dies to my collection and I love them....the font style is so pretty....dies and stamps. Love your card and find your technique very interesting. I must give this a try. I actually have some rice paper that was given to me by a friend who brought it back from Japan...handmade, of course. I have had it a while and every time I bring it out, I cannot bring myself to cut it. LOL Jan D., FL

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous! Loving these dies!

CraftyJo said...

Lovely! I've done encaustic work with an iron but never this way, thanks.

Late Blooming said...

Oh my...This is different and very artistic. Pretty.

Mickey Drake said...

Love both cards, Yogi. That encaustic idea is very unique, you are so imaginative :)

christi said...

gorgeous card. thanks for the tute on how you did it. not sure i'm ready for that yet. who knows. i'll save it to my maybe I can some day file. love it.

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the poinsettia embossing. Your painted poinsettia on the front of the card is beautiful. It has a muted look that is great.
The inside of the card would make a wonderful outside too.
Wonderful card.
thanks for sharing.

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow! What a fabulous job with the encaustic wax! Gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful poinsettia, Yogi! You're so good with this technique, and thanks for explaining it!

KVencel said...

Oh Yogi, this is such a beautiful card design & I love the technique! Not brave enough to try it, though. Lol
Your colors, melting time, gorgeous sentiment = perfect! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

donna said...

beautiful card

Froggietalks said...

This is AMAZING Yogi! I have always wanted to try encaustic, but never had directions. Now I do, and can't wait to try this sometime.

Janice said...

As usual, Yogi, you have created such beauty. How original! Thank you for teaching this style.

Sassy said...

This card is simply stunning! I can't believe how you created your focal flower. It's beautiful and creative too. The tutorial is wonderful. I love that you created a card that has the inside completed too. You do not see too many cards that have an inside image and sentiment. Your card is 150% perfect!
Sandi Smith

Mary-Beth said...

Beautiful card Yogi!! I didn't realize you could do encaustic with crayons!!! Thank you for sharing!

C. M. Taylor said...

I have never done encaustic in a fry pan like this....... a new challenge to be sure! Thanks for the lesson. I love how the cards turned out.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Your card is so beautiful . I've never heard of encaustic painting ,it sounds and looks interesting . Thanks for sharing . I love the die and sentiment on the inside

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful card; will have to give this technique a try. Thanks for sharing

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful card, Yogi!!!

June said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing your talents!

McStamper said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the technique.

Lorraine said...

Love it Yogi.......you did another wonderful creation.

SherylH said...

Wow -- your poinsettia is fantastic;I thought at first it was a stamp image. Love the look of the sentiment die cut from glitter paper.

Jean Bullock said...

Oh, I love poinsettias! You did a great job with both techniques and the embossed background panel sets the flowers off beautifully. Well done and very artistic.

cghundley said...

What a fantastic
technique to use
on your lovely
card!
Carla from Utah

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS card, LOVE IT, inside and out!!!
WOW - what an EXCITING technique to create the poinsettia on the front of your card Yogi - your design is SO ELEGANT, especially with the DELIGHTFUL sparkling sentiment!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION ... I have two new-to-me techniques to try now, looking forward to trying my hand encaustic painting and multiple inks on my stamps too :)

Janis said...

Your technique is amazing!! Love the poinsettia cards!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Shona Erlenborn said...

A gorgeous creation! Love the look of the encaustic wax technique. Thanks for the tutorial. The inside of the card is as pretty as the outside. Wonderful card.

Dr Sonia S V said...

The Seasons Greetings die is so gorgeous ...it is so apt for any festival and looks so cool paired with the beautiful design you created
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Belle said...

A new technique to try. I love the card.

Patty said...

Wow! Very cool....never heard of encaustic painting until now!

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CASTOWNE said...

This card belongs in a fine arts museum...gorgeous

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Jane Z said...

Such beautiful cards you have created, Yogi! Love them both! I am really fond of these new Quietfire design stamps and dies! After seeing your cards, I think they just moved to the top of my wish list...Let's hope Santa get's my list now! LOL!

Rebecca Billard said...

Beautiful cards and awesome tutorial. So creative! Thanks for the inspiration.

Dorina D said...

So fun to find someone who does encaustic wax cards. Beautifully done, with a great tutorial. Love that Season's Greeting die and the beautifully stamped flower and sentiment inside the card. Nice work.

Jutta said...

I really enjoy this classic elegant combo! I love how your cards are so lovely on the inside too.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful cards, and the poinsettias are gorgeous!

donna sherman said...

Pretty card and a very interesting technique!!!! Love the sentiment and the die!!

Janet L. said...

I love this card. I've not used the technique, so thanks for the tutorial!!

Sally Clum said...

How creative! I love the encaustic look! Will definitely try this, especially since you can use crayons. Thanks for sharing!

Rene Stansell said...

What a fabulous card, the flower is gorgeous.
Rene from OZ x

Sue D said...

Gorgeous card inside and out. I like the encaustic technique too--will have to give this a try.

Jackie said...

Wow! The inside is as lovely as the outside! Love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Never tried this technique! Looks like fun.

Sharman said...

Beautiful.

SuzzieQ said...

A stunning card! I am not familiar with the encaustic technqiue. Thank you for sharing your instructions and your beautiful creation.

Lee Anm Boyce said...

Thanks for the new way of making cards, this is truly a work of art.

stamper said...

Beautiful Yogi! I've never seen this technique before.

Evelyn said...

I love poinsettias and your use of them in this card are absolutely wonderful. A fascinating technique with crayons too!

Beach Girl 115 said...

Thanks for the step by step tutorial on doing encaustic. The card you made is lovely and the gold sentiment gives it such elegance.

Anonymous said...

Yogi, I didn't know you were working in encaustic. Your poinsettia is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I just commented as anonymous Yogi, Linda Tanaka, didn't know you were doing encaustic work now, but your card is stunning
Linda Tanaka

Its In Our Hands said...

Interesting technique. Especially like the stamped poinsettia.

Maureen Ellis said...

I really have to try this technique. Beautiful!

Judy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this great technique.

Kenneth Simmons said...

this is such an awesome idea. Love the card.

Dawn S. said...

Gorgeous! I hadn't seen this technique before so I may need to try it!

fourchocolate said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this technique.

Carolina Kathy said...

Beautiful cards and a great new technique! Thanks for sharing!

Diana said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!!!

Diana said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!!!

Shirley said...

Love the technique. Thanks!

Ann said...

Pointsettias are one of my favorite flowers (even if I can't spell it) LOL Love this card so awesome.
Mstgane
Ann Robbins

loceanjo said...

This card is aweaome - tfs! And thanks for the chance to win!!

Joni said...

This is so gorgeous, Yogi! Muttering to self, goodwill for the skillet, and probably crayons.....

Seriously love the art, inside and out. Very nice!

Joni

Carol - SFarea said...

What a stunning card. The contrast between the unstructured look of the poinsettia and the crisp, elegant greeting is fabulous. I have seen the crayon technique before, a long, long time ago. I would never be able to replicate it had it not been for your very generous instructions. Thank you for sharing your art with the rest of us.

Carol

Charmaine Stack said...

Fabulous, Yogi. I bought encaustic waxes years ago and have yet to use them. This is inspiring me to give it a go.