Encaustic Art Memory Box


size: 4-1/2”x7”x11-1/4”

Materials

  • Kraft photo storage box
  • Cream cardstock
  • Crystalina Rhinestones, 4mm (Kandi Corp.): Light Siam; Light Topaz
  • Sheer ribbon

Tools

  • Assorted holiday stamps (Innovative Stamp Creations)
  • Ink pads (Tsukineko): Toffee and Olympia Green VersaFine; Graphite Black Brilliance
  • Hot Wax Art Stylus (Kandi Corp.)
  • Professional Touch Hot Fix Applicator (Kandi Corp.)
  • Pure Beeswax Pigments assortments (Kandi Corp.): Metallic; Berry; Ocean
  • Twinkling H2Os watercolors (LuminArte, Inc.): Rose Gold; Garnet; Spiced Pumpkin; Golden Monarch; Chestnut Brown; Bronze Medallion; Sand Dollar; Mallard Green; Midori Melon
  • Krylon Caramel Latte Brushed Metallic Spray Paint (Krylon)
  • Jumbo Sponge Dauber (Tsukineko)
  • Water brush
  • Low-tack painter’s tape

Directions

  • 1. Use tape to mask label holder on box; spray paint box and lid with two coats Caramel Latte. Let dry.
  • 2. Sponge lid Toffee and Olympia Green, concentrating green ink near edges.
  • 3. Stamp Graphite Black holiday images randomly over cream cardstock; heat set with heat tool. Use water brush and Twinkling H2Os to watercolor images. Let dry.
  • 4. Sponge cardstock Toffee and Olympia Green. Tear out stamped images and layer collage-style onto lid.
  • 5. Using brush tip of stylus and assorted beeswax pigments, follow manufacturer’s instructions to apply wax to edges of each image, securing them to lid.
  • 6. Use applicator to apply crystals. Tie ribbon bow and adhere ends inside lid.

by Keri Lee Sereika

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