Something New….

17/09/2013 5 Comments
Hi Everyone
You can learn new things at any time in
 your life if you’re willing to be a beginner.
If you actually learn to like being a
 beginner, the whole world opens up to you..
Barbara Sher
Busy week I’m afraid but better late than never and I hate to miss the Stampotique Challenge.  This week is Try a new Technique.  My definition of this weeks challenge is about nurturing and growing with each new piece of crafting information I cram into this tiny brain of mine!
I have had this packet of wax crayons for months (no exaggeration) and I purchased them from the good old pound shop.
I saw this technique on Pintrest and thought ‘ I have to have a go!’ so here it is.
Start off with a tag.  I daubed Distress Stains onto it.
Get 3 wax crayons and clip these onto the top of the tag.  Get a heat gun and heat the wax crayons.  Let the melted wax drip/run down the tag by tipping the tag up slightly.  I had blue dripping downwards, then had green wax crayon dripping from the bottom of the tag.  The photos show you how it came out.  What I did not expect is the wax flying about slightly so keep the tag in a confined space!
I then coloured in with Promarkers and cut out a leaf stamp by Dylusions and the Stampotique stamped image, adding them onto the tag.
My saying is from Barbara Sher.
Have a lovely week ….Sue


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    Shilpa Nagaonkar


    Its awesome tag sue, thanks for sharing the technique.

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    Cool waxy technique, and a great tag!
    Alison x

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    Kay Wallace


    Love your tag, Sue! I'll bet it has a lot of texture that doesn't really come through in the photos!! I will definitely try this technique–heeding your warning! 😉 Thanks for sharing!

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    Astrid Stulemeijer (AssiCrafts)


    What a beautiful tag! Love this look, great for underwater pieces. XOXO

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    Samantha Read


    That's a wonderful technique!!!! Great results, thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique