Wednesday, 14 August 2013

France Papillon #4 {Special 10th Birthday Project} ....

The birthday excitement continues again tonight on the PaperArtsy Blog. 

As you now know, we thought it would be a nice birthday touch if the final project from each of the Designers was to either work with brand new stamps being released this month, or to contribute ideas towards the creation of new minis. France came up with an idea for X-ray botanical stamps, which we found a bit tricky to generate as stamps... so we moved onto fish skeletons, and presented her with those instead...which she seemed more than happy with !! These stamps are available online tonight, just click the stamp code below each stamp image.

"Happy 10th Birthday PaperArtsy! I’m feeling so happy to join the party!
To celebrate I came up with some PaperArtsy Chunky Waxy ATC’s".
 
For the first step, I cut some White Coated Chipboard {so new it's not online yet} at the right size for atc’s (3 ½ inch x 2 ½ inch) and glued two layers together. On top of that, I glued a PaperArtsy complimentary card and again trimmed it to the right size.


I applied 3 layers of melted natural beeswax, taking care to keep the surface smooth and fusing all the layers (to fuse, reheat to surface until it becomes shiny, don’t melt the wax through and through).

 
To get a more workable surface, I then applied 2 layers of encaustic medium (which is an 8:1 wax – damar resin mixture). Again I fused all the layers. I added a bit of PanPastel on the edges then fused it again. 


Using Ochre and Red PanPastel, I stamped parts of Mini 62 around the edges and added blue oil stick accents.The finishing touch is the brand new MN100 and MN101, stamped with Black StazOn on top of the waxy ATC.
MN 100

MN101


That’s me signing off for real this time. Wishing you all a fantastic 10th PaperArtsy Birthday celebration and to you Mr and Mrs PaperArtsy I say .... here’s to another decade! 

Leandra Says: Woohooo How cool do they look! What a great project France. Looks utterly brilliant! Can't thank you enough for all your fantastic inspiration you have brought us this semester! Its been truly fantabulous! xxx

Gillian Says: Loving the new designs France, they look amazing against the beeswax layer. These guys sure make a statement. I definitely need them:) Thank you for being part of the 10th birthday celebrations. xx

Remember blog followers, if you would like to play along with France this week in the weekly challenge, then please, show us an item you have made this week as you have been inspired by France's ideas. Link your creativity here and you will go in the draw to win an A5 rubber stamp set of your choice.

PLUS as it's our birthday month we have more prixes for you to win! Please leave a comment on this post, for France and 3 people will have their names drawn to win a pair of fish (stamps) MN100, MN101 as featured on this post.

All entries close midday Sunday 18th August, and winners will be announced 7pm the same day. Good luck!

See you here tomorrow night for another surprise }birthday} guest post!
 

62 comments:

Lin said...

well what a finish!! and what fantastic ATC!! who would have thought to use the paper artsy post card?? and that bees wax looks faulous!!!!Well done France and thank you for all your inspiration!

Sarah Dunkley said...

That's truly fabulous! What a great effect! Love that stamp, it's so unusual. Brilliant! xxx

massofhair said...

Another fab project by France and i love her use of beeswax and fish. Really unique ATC'S, fantastic last project. What a way to finish:-)

Kathi said...

What a seriously cool effect you get with the wax.

Darcy said...

Fabulous, love the stamps and the beeswax efffect is so cool.

Netrix said...

Gorgeous babes
Happy happy birthday PA
X

vinny said...

love those stamps and the beeswax , I need to get some to try

isisimaginings.com said...

Incredible, spectacular, gorgeous & fabulous!!!!

Helen said...

Well I know I was lucky enough to pick up one of these fishy minis on Sunday but I just love how you've used them over the bees wax on these atc's. Gorgeous!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Brilliant ! Love those stamps, will have to have them !

Carol Q said...

amazing France - love the depth created with the wax and I shall be adding those fish to my collection.

kaybee said...

Love those skeleton fish stamps - more stamps on a similar theme please!

sam21ski said...

Oooh that beeswax looks fabulous with those skeleton stamps.

Sam xxx

Yvonne Garner said...

Wow! These are brilliant and I must have these new images! Bravo!

Jules occasionally vintage said...

How cool! Love the new stamps!

Janet said...

Wow !!! how fab is this technique & the new stamps are so unusual, I love them, thanks for the great projects this week France
Janet x

Rebecca said...

Very Jurassic park looking, well done again France, love all your work :)
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh wow, what a great idea to use one of the Paper Artsy postcards! Thank you France for all the wonderful projects you have brought us,

Lucy x

Yours Artfully said...

Fabulous project this evening France, the depth you achieved with the beeswax is amazing, I love it.

Lin

Glennis said...

What a fabulous birthday week of inspiration. I have so loved learning about using wax, and will definitely be trying this on my next ATCs

Alison said...

These look so cool France! Thanks for sharing another great technique!
Alison x

Linda Hart said...

Have never used wax before, but I just love the effect you have got here France. Happy Birthday PA!

Mooffie said...

ooooh, big fat wow!! That is one I HAVE to try. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sid said...

These look so muted because of the wax but very defined too. Brilliant technique to remember !

ionabunny said...

Another fab project. Where does she get these ideas? Love the fish. Very cool. Especially the guy with the long nose.

Sarah B said...

love the finish on these - I don't think I've seen any stamps like these before - wonderful idea!

Trish said...

Really clever, using the fab PaperArtsy comp cards! It works so well for the fish skeletons too. Weird (the fish), but good.

Julie Steed said...

Wow!

Hope said...

The fish look amazing on top of the wax, such a cool look.

Julie Ann Lee said...

The PA postcard looks just fab - what a great idea to use it: I've often thought how lovely it is, but never thought to do something with it! I love the beeswax, what an effect. And those fish stamps are terrific. Thank you so much for all the inspiration this semester. Life's busy for me at the moment, but I would love to play along if I can. Julie Ann xx

Craftyfield said...

I love both of the new stamps, the wax ATCs are briliant too!

shari said...

Awesome ATC's I love France's art!

shari said...

Awesome ATC's I love France's art!

shari said...

Awesome ATC's I love France's art!

shari said...

Awesome ATC's, I love France's art!

shari said...

Awesome ATC's, I love France's art!

shari said...

Awesome ATC's, I love France's art!

Sobre el Arte y otras Aventuras said...

These atc are great! The depth you have achieved with the layering of beewax and encaustic is amazing. An it looks perfect with the stamp of the fishbone. Happy birthday Paperartsy! Cheers, Vron

Linda Cain said...

These turned out FANTASTIC! I love the rich colors and design. BRAVO!

~Linda

Christi Conley said...

What a great post! I haven't tried beeswax {yet} but you made it look SO easy!! Love those fishes - I can picture them "swimming" in a Halloween project for sure :)

selena said...

quel beau projet, je vais enfin pouvoir ressortir mon pot de cire qui attend une inspiration: merci France!

confessionsofaninkoholic said...

Wow, just.....WOW!

JoFY said...

oooh nice! love the effect that the beeswax gives...
*wanders off to dig out the meltpot!

Nekane said...

Fantastic!!!!!!

Jane said...

Happy Birthday, 10 year olds, hope the next 10 are even better. France Papillons cards are breathtaking. What a wonderful finish to her birthday projects.

Kay Wallace said...

Your super new stamps are over-the-top in detail, France, and sure to be a hit in the shop! Love your use of beeswax, and the directions you have shared are spot on! I have so appreciated the out-of-the box ideas you have contributed to PaperArtsy! You go, Girl!

Debbie L Gregory said...

Talk about going out with a bang. Love the new skeleton stamps. Something unique and different. Which I love about paperartsy, and I never found out about till I found france on YT!

Anonymous said...

I wish I had kept my post card! I have followed France for a while, and am always amazed at her wonderful work. Thanks so much for sharing.
Ros

Mark said...

Cool ATCs using the beeswax! The stamps are a bit unusual, but they are great!

Karen K. said...

I love the look of wax projects but will probably not try it myself - I doubt I would do it justice like you do! The fish stamps are so cool with this technique, like they are floating - well done!

Pinksparklegirl said...

Thanks for some wonderful projects, they have filled me with inspiration xx

Anna said...

Oh...love this! I'm partial to beeswax and to animal skeletons. Great way to combine them!

Claire said...

A really beautiful project to finish off your week! Love the new stamps - they are so unusual! Claire xx

Joan said...

I love it. I've had all the supplies to try this for quite a while so will dig them out and try it. You also inspire me.
Joan

craftimamma said...

What a finale France! Your projects for the whole semester have been truly inspirational and this one is super duper! Love those new stamps btw.

Hugs
Lesley xx

Kezzy said...

WOW WOW I am so loving the beeswax with the Paperartsy background and then the stamps on top. I really love the new stamps, how unusual but fantastic wow :-) Kezzy xxx

Seth said...

This is really quite wonderful. The combination of the softness of the beeswax and the power of the dark stamped image is very special.

SQ54 said...

OMG. So unique. You never cease to amaze me! I love your work, talent, vision and attention to detail. I get motivated every time I see one of hour videos. How do you manage to do so much?
It's beautiful...congratulations!

SQ54 said...

OMG. So unique. You never cease to amaze me! I love your work, talent, vision and attention to detail. I get motivated every time I see one of hour videos. How do you manage to do so much?
It's beautiful...congratulations!

Jenni said...

I love the beeswax ATC, such a clever idea. The fish stamps are quirky but fun and go really well with the background.Well done France and Happy Birthday Paper Artsy!

butterfly said...

Totally brilliant effect - this is a must-try!
Alison x

Neha Al said...

It's really quite wonderful birthday wishes and combination of the softness power of image is lovely...

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