Here’s the finished version of the mixed media birthday card I’ve been busy with. It’s the back of the card, actually. I posted an in progress version yesterday. I’ve added the above saying, attributed to Hans Christian Andersen.
Techniques/materials: lemon/amber shellac, encaustic wax, texture paste (System 3), digital imaging and printing, collage, bits of IndigoBlu’s Gin and Tonic Mega-Flake (metal leaf flakes) ‘Gin and Tonic’. I haven’t used this texture paste before. I love it. Which means that everything in sight (excepting the cat) is being texturised at the moment.
The only drawback with the card (which is not card but canvas board) is that it smells of shellac! Shellac-perfumed flowers? I’ve some time so I’ll try airing it and rubbing in some lavender oil before sending it on its way. I could probably have achieved the same effect – and avoided the industrial aroma – using acrylic paint, tea, cumin or turmeric. Any suggestions are welcome.
- Sail Away Birthday Card (uniquesochic.com)