Thursday, March 12, 2009

Portraits of a Queen

Last night I sat up until the wee hours making waxen portraits of the Queen. Each tiny ATC portrait is made of manipulated, rose-scented beeswax, vintage ephemera, rubber stamps and Dresden scrap. Each of the portraits took approximately 45 minutes to create. The waxing was a very interesting, messy, sometimes exasperating process! It does lend a depth and antique feel that is hard to acheive in collage done without wax. Enjoy their beauty for yourself and I hope you go away with a brighter smile today!

Card Titles From Top To Bottom Are:
3."Waiting in the Wings"


Birds of a Feather said...

Oh those are beautiful! Well worth the loss of sleep - lol!

borrowed baby for a day, and we got absolutely nothing accomplished except oogling at her all day long!

i miss those days having a little sweet pea!

xo heidi

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I love the way the wax makes the images very mysterious and almost hidden. Beautiful!

I haven't done bees wax yet - I just know that I'm going to ruin the floors and the rugs and the tables and the....

Cassandra said...

Very pretty! Great job!

friedaquilter said...

Totally stunning cards, they really take my breath away!! And thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog, I really appreciate them!

Kathy said...

These portraits are absolutely beautiful!

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