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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!


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Encaustic Wax Mixed Media Board

Time for another Anything Goes challenge at Altered Eclectics.  This month I decided to get out my Encaustic waxed and create a mixed media board with them.  The background of the board was done with several colours of wax which the blue and silver sections were mixed with small glass beads.  I used masking tape to divide the layers. 

Once I had my basic design I added a few findings.  The star fish were from a dollar store and I coloured them with alcohol inks.  The small beads were from my stash and the shell was made using a shell mold and thick embossing powder. I coloured the shell also with alcohol ink and then added a little glitter. All the findings were glued down with wax. Once the wax was total set I buffed the piece with an old nylon to bring out the shine. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to stop by the Altered Eclectics challenge board to see the beautiful creations of all the design team members. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes - Altered Art and Mixed Media
Love to Create - Anything Goes - Mixed Media
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes - Optional Beach or Nautical Elements
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes


  1. This is one technique I haven't ventured into - I love what you have done. Looks as though one should dive in xx

  2. This is one technique I haven't ventured into - I love what you have done. Looks as though one should dive in xx

  3. This is amazing Judy,as I look at it,it looks like each section is overlaying the other, like the waves coming on over the sand...just fabulous.
    Thank you for entering my challenge too over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  4. Wow! What a clever technique, I love the colours, Jane :) x

  5. So lovely Judy! Those colours are gorgeous.
    Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  6. This is cool! Thank you so much for joining us at the PDE linky party!

  7. Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous colors:)
    Thanks for joining us in the PDE Linky Party Challenge!
    Sherrie K
    PDE DT Member

  8. Beautiful artwork, love it! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

  9. Wow, your color choice is outstanding, I've never worked with wax before but it was a brilliant choice for this project!