Monday, February 9, 2009

encaustic class


the top project was a commissioned piece
for elizabeth
it's her niece, sarah
a photo from their trip to italy
the background if sarah's art
drawn while in the museum in venice
it was a christmas present for sarah's mom
the second i finished today
it's a photo of her drawing her art
in the same place
this one is for elizabeth
i did learn a new technique
in class today using shellac and a blow torch
when it is done , i'll post a photo

9 comments:

Tess said...

shellac and a blow torch? oh my! I'd be too dangerous with those things in my hands. LOL Very pretty smiles.

Sharon said...

Both pieces are lovely. I can't wait to see the new technique from class. Shellac and blow torching... you know my weakness for the fire....

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Great to see your newest pieces. Really neat technique. Have fun with your classes. We always enjoy seeing your latest efforts.

Sue said...

Nancy, your two new pieces are wonderful.

A blowtorch and shellac eh?
Can't wait to see the result, it sounds dangerously fascinating.

*smiles*

Sue

Saskia said...

Two lovely pieces!!

Greetings,

Saskia

Joanne Huffman said...

lovely pieces.

Joanne

irenka said...

I'm ready for a Nancy day. How about you?

Pamela said...

I really love that bottom piece. And do shellac and blow torches really mix? Sounds fun!

nancy said...

Thanks girls, I'm back in the grove and loved my class today. thanks to my friend Ludgera, for showing us the shellac technique.
it's really simple and unexpected.
we just coated our wax project with the shellac, wait for a few minutes and then used the blow torch, quickly so not to melt the wax, and small cracks appear.
thanks for all you wonderful comment, nancy

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