Wednesday, 11 January 2012

WOYWW 136 - waxing...but not what u think!

Full of good intentions to be more regular on here than last year! I actually have a desk, 2 even, this year (so no excuses now), and it's generally clear, ready and waiting.
Except today its covered with the remnants of the tag I made yesterday. I've been playing around with a new product that Lynne Perrella brought to our attention last year at ArtsyCrafts: Portfolio Oil Pastels

She has her own take on them - an amazing and very unusual technique using them as a printer might with lots of layers of colour swiped through hand made stencils of a photocopied image. And so I've been playing about with stamped images, different ways of colouring, melting and more. The first example I blogged yesterday, but will add more in the coming weeks. 

It's nice to go and make something just because. I enjoy that when my day job seems to have an endless list of far more pretty boring admin-related crafting tasks to be done. I must make sure I go back and tidy up that desk though. Just in case someone drops by!

So if your want to share your desk, pop on over to Julia's and add you name to the list, and check out lots of the other desks out there in the crafty world of blogging!
Have a great week
Leandra

24 comments:

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo desk! I see desk! LOL! Lovely tags. Mmm must go pull out my oil pastels...Have a fab day. Kim

Sid said...

Intersting & Crafty desk Leandra, keep up the good work !

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

No Leandra, take another picture I'm trying to avoid contact with the stamps on your desk (and Neil's as well) or I will crack and get them.

The Portfolio Pastels are great too.

Hugs

Kay

Jacqui said...

Great tags - can't wait for my Portfolio's to arrive - having been trying to get hold of these since doing a class 2-3 years ago with Dina in Harrogate. Still loving your stamps

Hazel said...

Love the tags - this has reminded me that I haven't used my caran d'ache pastels for some time - must get them out again - thanks for the peep at your workspace today (Hazel, WOYWW 67) x

Neil said...

Hi there; great creative space this week with lots to see! I've been enjoying playing with the Lynne Perrella stamps. Maybe I should look at those pastels now too! Thanks for sharing!
Neil # 31

Helen said...

What great tags! I love those colours, really zingy for the early spring we seem to be getting! I think I need some of those Portfolios, wonder if I'll have a job long enough to pay for them... hmmm!! Happy WOYWW - good to see you back here.

inkypinkycraft said...

These tags are fab!!!the colours are vibrant and yet not too in your face!!!fab hugs trace x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Oh my, those tags look amazing!!!

Sarah said...

I could see Suze throwing them all in the melting pot! Great colours and hooray for waxy and not powdery... Fabulous makes there and good to see you at play. have emailed you the gossip about the wire! Happy WOYWWing...
Sarah.

MvM-design said...

Love♥ your tags!!
Thanks for sharing your desk.
Happy WOYWW!!
Hug Marleen ;-) #4

ScrappnBee said...

I am totally loving the vibrant bright colors on your tags! They totally rock! I am totally drooling :). Thanks so much for sharing your space! Happy WOYWW! -Amanda 34

Ann B said...

Coincidentally I got out my oil pastels yesterday but they are only cheap ones and not easy to use. Can see I 'need' some of the Portfolio ones instead. Then 'all' I have to do is pick up some of your talent with colour and composition - could take a long while. Love the intense colours on your tags, beautiful results.
Ann B
#38

Julia Dunnit said...

Really, you'll tidy up? I think there's days and days of work to be done on that desk before you cant find anything!! Like the idea of the pastels..well, in your hands anyway!!

Sam said...

OOOO Those tags on the corner of your desk are a bit lushious! I have that flower stamp too just need the oil pastels!! Can I play with yours please?

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I had to go check out your work from yesterday too. Great stuff! You are right that it is fun to make stuff just because. I don't do that very often these days.

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh some lovely ideas there. I love oil pastels, so easy to use and blend with your fingers, looking forward to exploring some more of your ideas.
kyla

505whimsygirl said...

Cool tags there!

Happy WOYWW #45

fairy thoughts said...

great looking tags, please don't tidy up just yet you might loose the flowwwwwww. must checkout the pastels, I think I have some somewhere

sandra de said...

Ohhhh your tags are gorgeous and now I have to check out that link for the pastels. I think I won't be getting off this computer for hours.

L00py's Craft Creations said...

I'm seeing how many I can get round this way.then when I have finished I'll come back again, that is if I can STOP reading all the posts first Happy WOYWW

LOu P

sarahp said...

Stunning Tags Leandra love the colours. My new years resolution was to be braver and experiment with my many not opened products .. inspiration indeed and food for thought Thanks Sarah 163,x

Brenda B said...

Beautiful tags, always something else to see, buy and learn isn't there??

Hugs
Brenda 103

Neet said...

Fab tags Leandra - hope that the next ArtsyCrafty will involve some of this technique.
Hope all is well with you and the family. Thanks for visiting me. Hugs, Neet xx

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