Wednesday, 6 February 2013

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 192

Its that day again!  A trip round crafty desks courtesy of the brilliant Julia. Its definitely worth joining in, its so much fun!


Encaustic art (using an iron to paint with wax) is the order of the day today.  I need to make a card for a male friend and I think an abstract card will be just the thing.  I find these type of cards really useful for male cards.  I started with the intention of making loads of pictures, abstract and landscapes too, but I haven't been too well this week and have had to stop! So annoying!  Its a big sit down with lots of cups of tea for me this afternoon.  Have a fabulous day and thank you for visiting my desk.  Take care. Christine xx

36 comments:

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, hope you feel better soon and can get back to your crafting. I admire people who can do Encaustic Art and your backgrounds are lovely and so perfect, as you say, for male cards. Hugs, Anne x #35

S said...

Hope your feeling much better Christine take it easy and huggles hun xxxxxxxx and I've watched this encaustic art but never tried it..it looks fun xxxxxxxxxx Sue J

Helen said...

My sister-in-law had an encaustic wax phase and I had a go - boy, is it something you need to practice at!!! Your abstracts there look gorgeous. Helen, 14

Ria Gall said...

Wishing you better soon. Encaustic art that is a craft I have not tried but I have seen it being done, very clever
Happy WOYWW
Ria #75

sharon said...

Never done this but looks fun. Hope you feel better soon x

Sharon#146

Tamika said...

Nice paints! You might get some bonus visitors today when I posted I was @ 125 and recently looked back and I've been bumped up one! LOL Tamika

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great looking backgrounds done there, Christine! And I learned a new word, that sounded like one of my made-up words, encaustic! So, well done; I love learning new words. Hope you feel better soon and thank you for your visits to the Playhouse! Darnell #47

Jackie said...

Your encaustic backgrounds look wonderful, Chris, and I can see why they would make such good cards for a male.
I have played with a bit of beeswax, but would like to try encaustic art at some point. I am resisting buying more stuff though!
Hope the tea helped!

Susan Flynn said...

This looks interesting Christine - would love to see the finished product! Hope you are feeling better soon sending get well hugs Susan x

Shazsilverwolf said...

I love to see encaustic work, its always so stunning. One of those things on my ( very long) must get round to trying list! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #74

Bridget Larsen said...

I have tried this but made a horrible mess so it has been filed away never to be seen again hahaha
Bridget #2

Vicky said...

Hi Christine, I love encaustic art, so much fun!! I hope you are feeling better soon

hugs Vicky xxx

BJ said...

Great start with the encastic art. Thanks for popping by my desk - Happy WOYWW BJ #9

Neet said...

Sorry to hear you are not well, hope that by now you are feeling at least a bit better. All kinds of things flying around over here so hopefully when I get back home the cold weather will kill off any germs I might have caught.
Interesting to see encaustic wax on your desk, something I have not done in a long time. Must look up my iron and things when I get home - now, wonder if I have some wax.
Take care
Hugs, Neet xx

Debs Willis said...

Hi Christine, hope you feel better soon - a sit down with a cuppa is definitely in order!

Happy woyww

Deb s#155

Ann B said...

Hope you are feeling better and ready for a good play. Never tried encaustic art but would love to have a go sometime.
Thanks for visiting.
Ann B
39

Gill Edwards said...

Hi Christine,
i have always been fascinated by encaustic art, i love the colours youve chosen.
Sorry to hear youve not been well and thanks for visiting me on my first time.

Gill x

RosC said...

Greetings Christine,

Sorry to hear you were feeling poorly but I hope you're better by now.

I enjoyed looking at your encaustic work. Some friends gave me some of the wax blocks but I haven't pursued it much. The colours are beautiful and the effects can be quite stunning. It takes quite some practice I think. Great job.

And thanks for leaving a comment. I'm not close to current fires but live in a flammable area so we are always alert when the weather is hot for some days in a row. Glad you liked the blended cards.
Best to you,
Ros. #6

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ooh, those card backgrounds are fab, I really like them and can see why you use them for male cards!! I'm sorry to hear you've been poorly.... Hope you get better soon!!
Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

MaggieC said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling too good at the moment, hope you are soon back to full strength. Encaustic art looks wonderful. I watched someone doing it recently and had to sit on my hands in case I rushed off to order the equipment. I really cannot take up another hobby at the moment. Maybe when I have finished cataloguing my stuff and used up some of the other stuff .... and so it goes on. Thank you for your visit today. Hope you were sitting in front of a nice cosy fire with a blanket and lots of hot drinks while you did your blogging. Take care. xx Maggie

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm had me scurrying to Mr Google then you tube to find out just what you are talking about - looks like really great fun!!

happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x

Queen Lightwell said...

Hope you are feeling better now and didn't ending up getting really really ill. I like the looks of your abstracts, bet they'll make some awesome cards! :) Thanks for stopping by my desk already and leaving such a sweet comment. ~Deeyll #42

Di said...

Oooh crumbs, brave! Doesn't that involve going near summick like an iron?

Belated Happy WOYW, Di xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Belated WOYWW greetings and thanks for visiting me and mentioning about the pledge. Love your cards, haven't done encaustic stuff for ages, but such a lovely effect. Hope you feel better too.. Gill x #50

Christina Wernstrum said...

Thanks for visiting me for my first WOYWW~ I am very intrigued at seeing what you are working on...I may have to stalk for awhile to see the finished product!
Christina 26

mypapercraftworld said...

Goodness, Chris, what amazing abstracts you've created ... they're so dramatic! Anita :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Encaustic art looks so interesing! Thank you for sharing.. ^_^

Joynana said...

Hi Christine, thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I am so far behind and I did not want to miss my visits so I am playing catch up. Encaustic are sounds and looks interesting I need to learn more. #105

sandee said...

I never thought about an abstract card being so perfect for a man, but you are spot on right! I've not tried encaustic painting before, hope you'll show a close up of your card when you're finished! Thanks for visiting my blog, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

voodoo vixen said...

I am late visiting but the bonus is that I get to see the finished cards!! Love the patterns and colours and yes, they would work well for male cards. Annette

Minxy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm so late this week.
Ooo waxy art, not done that in a very long time..the cards you made above look great
Hugz Minxy #29

Samantha Elliott said...

Now this is a time when alcohol would definitely benefit in the creations I think! Though not whilst unwell. Sorry i am late but I have been struck down too! Hope you are feeling better soon
xx

Eliza said...

By now I hopeyou are feeling better, sorry for not getting back to you sooner I do hope you will forgive me. Love the abstract cards, perfect for all sorts of styles.

Eliza

Belated WOYWW Greetings
Thanks for stopping by.

Pallavi said...

wow iron and wax? Too scary for me to even attempt..thumbs up from me :)

Monica said...

Encustic work is gorgeous and very vintage as I recall seeing i in the homes of elderly relatives. Never dared to try it as i spill drop and wreck enough without a hot pot of wax around.
monica 125

Anne said...

Love the backgrounds you have created. Have not tried that technique. Hope you are feeling better. Anne x #99