Saturday, November 24, 2018

Saturday Showcase - Seth Apter Baked Texture - Vintage Beeswax & Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium

Hi!  Happy Saturday!  Suzz here to share with you projects featuring the wonderful Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax and Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Distress Collage Medium. I am a huge fan of encaustic art and anything with a lovely glaze, sheen or shine.

Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Sizzix Tattered Leaves Stampers Anonymous Widlflowers Ranger Distress Oxide Inks For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

When I first saw the  Vintage Beeswax I knew I had to try it out and play with it.  Classic bees wax gives a lovely layer of texture with a cloudy effect.  With the Baked Texture you get the glaze without the cloudy effect.

Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Sizzix Tattered Leaves Stampers Anonymous Widlflowers Ranger Distress Oxide Inks For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I love making fall leaves and this beeswax allowed me to make them shine even brighter.  A few steps to get my leaves ready to shine.

  1.  Die cut leaves from mixed media paper, old music sheets, white cardstock.
  2.  Stamp wildflowers using Versamark on some of the leaves.
  3.  Heat emboss using clear embossing powder.
  4.  Stamp text and script on variety of leaves using brown archival ink.
  5.  Smear Distress Oxide Inks over surface of craft mat.  (I used reds, oranges, and yellows)
  6.  Spritz with water.
  7.  Drag and dab leaves into inky mat.
  8.  Let dry.
  9.  Cover leaves with versamark.
10.  Sprinkle Bees Wax over surface and shake off excess.
11.  Heat embossing powder. (use a box or other enclosed space to keep cleanup to a minimum)
12.  Repeat.

This produced a beautiful selection of leaves:

Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Sizzix Tattered Leaves Stampers Anonymous Widlflowers Ranger Distress Oxide Inks For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
The bees wax adds a lovely shine along with bringing out the richness of the colors.  I added gold edges to my leaves to go with my card.

Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Sizzix Tattered Leaves Stampers Anonymous Widlflowers Ranger Distress Oxide Inks For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
To help highlight what the difference the beeswax made I created an inked background with half covered in bees wax and the other the original inky background:
Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Sizzix Tattered Leaves Stampers Anonymous Widlflowers Ranger Distress Oxide Inks For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
The vintage bees wax adds a lovely vintage tone to the background along with pulling forward the richness of the distress ink. 

The bees wax is so thick that with two coats you can get the cracked glass effect:

Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Collage Medium Ranger Distress Oxides For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

After I created my leaves I wondered what it would look like if I used the Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium (Vintage)  so I used the glaze to try a few different ideas.

First I took a sheet of cardstock with the same distress inks and applied vintage collage medium on the right side.  It added a nice muted vintage tone to the  background.

Then I decided to use it to layer on some stamped tissue paper over a painted corrugated cardboard.

Stampers Anonymous Music  For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
 I die cut some leaves from the background after it was dry.

Stampers Anonymous Music Sizzix Tattered Leaves  For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Stampers Anonymous Music Sizzix Tattered Leaves  For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

My next thought was to combine the two effects into one project. 


Tim Holtz Collage Paper For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I started by coloring a piece of Tim Holtz Collage paper with alcohol markers.

Then I took that sheet and mixed the collage medium in the bottom right and top left corners and Vintage Bees Wax in the other two corners.

Seth Apter Vintage Bees Wax Ranger Tim Holz Collage Medium Tim Holtz Collage Paper For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I painted the collage medium on the back of the collage paper in the two corners and laid it onto the card base.  I added the collage medium on top in the same two corners. 
Seth Apter Vintage Bees Wax Ranger Tim Holz Collage Medium Tim Holtz Collage Paper For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

After that dried I inked up the other two corners with versamark covering the flower areas and overlapping onto the glazed areas.  I then covered that area with the bees wax (shook off the excess) and heat embossed.  I repeated the process in the same areas with bees wax. 


Seth Apter Vintage Bees Wax Ranger Tim Holz Collage Medium Tim Holtz Collage Paper Idea-Ology Story Stick  For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
The finished card with just a few simple embellishments leaving the beautiful collage paper with it's finishes as the focal point.


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Suzz

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8 comments:

  1. LOVE this faux encaustic look Suzz!!!! Thank you for sharing how you made those gorgeous fall leaves and the clever idea for altering the Collage Paper with the same technique. I definitely want to give this a go!

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  2. Wow these a fab techniques, thanks so much for sharing xx

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  3. Loved reading the post and what amazing inspiration., Thank you for teh step by steps and the tips along the way. Glorious leaves and loved seeing the differences with your experimenting.....Thank you x.

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  4. Suzz this is such a brilliant post! I love all the many ways you thought of for using Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture. Your leaves remind me of old enameled pins that the ladies in my church wore on Sunday when I was little. So elegant, such a wonderful vintage finish. Thank you so much for the great idea and the marvelous tutorial!

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  5. Suzz, what a brilliant idea and fabulous outcomes of your experimentation with the Baked Texture and Vintage collage medium. Your leaves are stunning and the Vintage Beeswax on the beautifully colored collage paper really brings out the beauty! Loved your tutorial! Hugs!

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  6. Spectacular idea and beautiful designs Suzz! The leaves look like jewelry! Love love!

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  7. This is fabulous and the end result is stunning. I want to try this but every time I try to order the embossing powder, it is out of stock - see Cec's sad face.

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