Tuesday, February 10, 2009

shellac and a blow torch!

sounds like something out of an austin powers movie!
yesterday i got everyone intrigued about this technique
i learned in my encautic class
thanks to my friend , ludgera
(who i have taken classes with before)
she brought the stuff to do this really cool look
i first covered my canvas with a page of latin text
layered on some wax, added some gold leaf
and then scrapped some of it off
and then added a coat of shellac
let it sit for a few minutes
and then the fun part
used the blow torch to produce the little cracks!
( i think sharon will love this!)
i'm going to try and add a photo transfer
so i'll keep you posted


Teresa aka Tess said...

Definitely different. I love the colors you've chosen so far.

Tammie Lee said...

Oh my goodness, the outcome is fantastic! I imagine you had some good fun doing this.

Jenn Klee said...

Amazing texture!

Sue said...

Oh boy, I can see you having a lot of fun with this technique. I can only imagine what it would look like over different images! Very, very cool!

Joanne Huffman said...

great effect. Somehow, it makes me think of dragons getting together and breathing fire onto canvases.


julie said...

Very cool...would a heat gun work?

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