Friday, August 07, 2015

DTGD + Mix-Ability: Waxing Eloquent

Today I'm hosting TWO challenges - it's my turn to host the Mix-Ability challenge, and time for the Splitcoast team to wrap up our week of challenges for Dare To Get Dirty. I can't spill the details of the DTGD challenge, but for Mix-Ability, the challenge is to use some kind of wax medium on your project.

Here's my card... I used a fun technique with MicroGlaze for the background - I love this stuff! Not only is it a wonderful sealer for pencil and watercolor work, it can be used for resist techniques, stamping, and so much more. Also - a little bit really does go a long way!

To begin, I colored my card using Chameleon Markers. and used more of the Chameleon ink to fill in the background using a waterbrush filled with rubbing alcohol. I laid a stencil over the panel and rubbed MicroGlaze through the pattern with my finger...


Here you can see the raised areas of MicroGlaze. This is a soft wax/petroleum product, and it would smear with too much brushing or pressure, but I don't want it to dry completely. Even 'wet', it will still resist a water-based medium.


I watered down some white acrylic paint on my craft mat, and very gently brushed it over the stenciling, letting the paint run down and around the pattern.


Once the paint was dry, I used a rag to just rub the MicroGlaze over the background - it gives it a finished look and a nice matte coat. You can also heat the MicroGlaze with a heat tool to let it melt and run - that's a fun look too (I played with it a little bit HERE).


Here's a closer look at the background - love the clean borders of the resist pattern.


...and a little more detail of the card design - stamps are from Unity Stamp Co.



Do have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

  1. What a lovely design.. The complimentary colors work so well together. The suble texture of your chevron dots is so pretty. This whole cards composition is just divine. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

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  2. Oh my, you keep enabling me Dina to make my mixed media products to grow and grow :-) I love the look of your micro glaze! We have a wonderfully locally owned art supply store "Art Connection" in Coos Bay and locally owned stamping store "Memories of Time :-) Am I piqueing your interest :-) TFS my friend.

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  3. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your techniques! Must try this on a card myself!

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  4. Oh, Dina, this is gorgeous, and I too am being "lured into" the mixed media craze! Hehe! I so love the image and love the technique and the effect...wow! It's beautiful and very textured, which I really love! Hugs, sweet friend...off to check out this new material. :-)

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  5. I love your card especially the gorgeous background, but I am a little confused about the properties of MicroGlaze.

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