Encaustic Art Memory Box

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

STEP 1

  • Use tape to mask label holder on box; spray paint box and lid with two coats Caramel Latte. Let dry.

STEP 2

  • Sponge lid Toffee and Olympia Green, concentrating green ink near edges.

STEP 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.

STEP 4

  • Sponge cardstock Toffee and Olympia Green. Tear out stamped images and layer collage-style onto lid.

STEP 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.

STEP 6

  • Use applicator to apply crystals. Tie ribbon bow and adhere ends inside lid.
by Keri Lee Sereika
Encaustic Art Memory Box
Encaustic Art Memory Box