Today I am sharing two Vintage Collage Plaques
with a Faux Beeswax finish.
I really love this vintage style.
The ornate vintage chipboards from Scrap FX
suit this style perfectly.
Most of the ephemera are Tim Holtz or Prima products.
The finish over the collage elements is created with
Emerald Creek Vintage Beeswax embossing powder
from the Seth Apter Baked Texture range.
I just love the translucent, warm, slightly milky surface this creates.
Behind the dapper gentleman I have used the Grandfather Clock chipboard
painted with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain.
Also then dipped in my UTEE mixture (shown below) & heat embossed.
Love this aged finish where you can still see all the fine details
of the clock, pendulum & ornate case.
The two clock hands have been given a similar treatment.
Then layered over a cog with a split pin.
Also love that Kinsmen cigar label!
Here is my UTEE recipe:
A combined mixture of mostly Clear, Platinum with a hint of black UTEE
(Ultra thick embossing powder) Store in a sealed container.
This forms the most unusual effect when applied over Distress STAIN.
Apply distress stain (I love tarnished brass) (can use pewter or copper too)
to chipboard pieces or areas to cover.
Dry with heat tool or leave to dry.
Dab surface with embossing dabber or Versamark inkpad.
Dip into UTEE mix and tap off.
Heat with a heat tool until the mixture melts, bubbles & swirls
to make a really unique finish.
I often dip into mix again while hot to give a thicker layer
or the single layer can give a more bubbled surface.
Fun to experiment with!
Here is my other Plaque. Love this little chap!
Paper Dolls are such fun to create with.
Here I have used the embossed Spiral Circle Window frame
and the Vine Leaf Corner frame cut into 2 pieces.
The chipboard pieces and some of the ephemera have been embedded
in the embossed faux beeswax layer while still warm.
The beeswax layer was repeated twice.
So hard to show the full effect in the photos.
Both these embossing effects are really cool if you like a vintage style.
Which I adore!! Will definitely be doing more projects like this.
Thanks for taking the time to read.
Cheers Deb Adams