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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, May 1, 2017

Encaustic Transfer and Citrasolv Collage

It is the 1st  of May and time for another great altered art challenge at Altered Eclectics. This challenge is always an Anything Goes Challenge.  The only rules are that your project must be either altered art or mixed media and not a card or ATC.  

I love this challenge blog because every month I can try something different and it challenges your creativity.

This month I tried two different techniques I have been wanting to do.  I had never done an Encaustic wax image transfer or used paper I created using Citrasolv on National Geographic paper.  I had learnt the encaustic transfer technique in a class by Donna Downy.  The heron image was a free image from Graphic Fairy.  

I added about 5 layers of Encaustic Medium to my board before I started my painting. Using Citrasolv on National Geographic paper gives some great patterns and I thought would be interesting as my mountain in my scene.  I carved my mountains and trees and used a burnt umber oil stick to fill in the lines and edge the picture.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the  wonderful creative projects of our talented design team. 

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Mixed Media
We Love to Create - Mixed Media - Anything Goes
Mixed  Media World - Anything Goes
613  Avenue Create - Anything Goes


  1. This is stunning Judy - I too have never tried this technique and have to admit the resuklt is beaufiful x

  2. Amazing technique Judy! Fab project, Jane :) xx

  3. Wow..an awesome project..I love it Judy..to me it has an marble effect, it really has depth to it..stunning.x

  4. Wow Judy this is amazing.
    So glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member

  5. Congratulations you are one of this week's Top Rockers at 613 Avenue Create. Don't forget to grab your badge from our Top Rockers page.

  6. Great merging of techniques Judy - your wax transfer and Citrasolv papers work perfectly together. Thank you for sharing your creativeness with us at Mixed Media World!

  7. Oh wow, this is lovely! Looks like a really fab technique. It's going on my list! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  8. Truly a work of Art and such a stunning entry for our challenge this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  9. What an interesting make Judy. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month.

  10. Oh wow, this is lovely! Great merging of techniques.Thanks for your participation at Mixed Media World Challenge!