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December 30, 2011

Encaustic Wax

My dear friend Christiane was visiting from France, my sister Ruth was in from New York, and my other friends Judy and Leona, and her daughter Stephanie,  were able to stop by -- so on request, I did an encaustic wax teaching session the other day.  I was first introduced to encaustic wax last May, when 'camper stamper' Barb Gibbons very generously showed us the basics (and more!) at a Stampscapes retreat.

Here are the three cards I made during my recent teaching session.  The flowing backgrounds are all wax.  It may not show well in the photo, but the lavender toned one with the trees has lovely silver metallic glints in it.  

The trees are from SU!'s classic Lovely as a Tree set; the flowers are SU!'s Upsy Daisy set, and the seahorse is 'Sea Border w/Seahorse 535-L' from I Love Rubber Stamps.  This seahorse is one of my favorites to use with this technique. 

You can see more of my encaustic wax cards in my SplitCoast gallery -- the wax cards start on page 2 and 3 of the gallery.  You can learn more about encaustic wax here.


  1. Beautiful backgrounds.

  2. Awesome Marge!! Makes me want to get my wax out! :o)

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!