Sunday, July 14, 2013

Seahorse Under the Sea - Encaustic Technique

I have another encaustic technique card today for the Under the Sea theme over at Craft a Scene.

According to ....

The term Encaustic is derived from the Greek word enkaien and means to burn into.
This procedure of applying molten, coloured wax to various surfaces was already used by the old Egyptians more than 3000 years ago – the resulting paintings of the mummy portraits are there for us to admire in the British Museum in London or in the National Museum in Cairo.

The image is stamped on glossy paper. I melted wax onto the hot iron and then smoothed the iron over the paper.  With a second color and a "flick of the wrist" I was able to make the floating kelp.

Card Recipe

Images: Can't remember the seahorse stamp (it was a shared image at the Savanna Retreat), Our Daily Bread sentiment
Paper: Whisper White,Glossy White, Glossy Black, Bazzill,
Markers/Ink: Momento Black, crayon wax
Embellishments: SU/Sizzix label punch

Challenges for this card:

Be sure and take a look at what the wonderful Craft a Scene design team has come up with for your inspiration.
Have a Great Sunday!



Sue said...

WOW!! The way you have created the background looks amazing and I love the seahorse image.
Sue xx

Rene said...

This is gorgeous! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Cupcake Inspirations! Good luck!
Rene :D

Joanne said...

WOW! What a fantastic technique! You did a fab job, I am going to have to try this! It looks amazing! Love the monochromatic color scheme too. So happy to have you play along with us at CC&CC for our Life's A Beach challenge. Joanne

Dewi Lestari said...

It's fabulous! Thanks for joining at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges: Life's a Beach

Pia S said...

I love the effect of the wax on this card! Such a beautiful underwater scene. Well done!

Shirley-Anne said...

Stunning . Love the effect you have created .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Elena V. said...

wow! It's so cute!

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Nancy this is totally amazing, wow, I have always loved seeing this art performed on the TV the wonderful imagery is stunning, you have done a top notch job with this awesome creation.
lorraine x

loz said...

Hello Nancy.. Gorgeous card and image. Popped over from MIM for a look..Loz

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card and awesome technique, what talent you have! Love the seahorse image!

Chris said...

that is a very cool looking card. and it's perfect for our Cupcake Inspirations challenge. we've got a new challenge up so I hope to see you playing with us again.