Friday, 19 February 2016

Neocolor Cards for PaperArtsy Wax Challenge

I was away last week for Colin's birthday and we spent a couple of days on an idyllic island, where we had this glorious beach all to ourselves on an unusually sunny day. For a Valentine's Day present Colin took me to the Nantes version of our shop 'Great Art'. I was in heaven, stroking the pencils! I bought myself some more Neocolor crayons too.

 Over on the PaperArtsy blog, the challenge is to use wax. Do check out the challenge entries as there are the most amazing encaustic pieces; I have loved looking at them! For me, it was a chance to use my Neocolor crayons which are lovely. I stamped some of the brand new Lin Brown floral stamps with Coffee Archival over a couple of sheets of A4, which I had first covered with a layer of gesso.

I then scribbled the crayons on the images and pushed the colour around with a waterbrush. I love how the poppies turned out, so vibrant!

I then chopped the pieces up to make cards. I added a few white pen highlights. Not very exciting, but I did need some more birthday cards.
I am entering the PaperArtsy wax challenge which is here.


  1. Lucy this is gorgeous. The beach looks pretty fabulous too. Glad you had a well deserved break

  2. Lucy this is gorgeous. The beach looks pretty fabulous too. Glad you had a well deserved break

  3. Gorgeous masterboards Lucy and beautiful cards as a result. I'm not a beach person (have an aversion to sand, lol) but that does look lovely and as Helen said I'm glad you got a break.

    Lesley Xx

  4. Oh these are sooo beautiful Lucy. I love them. lx

  5. Lovely cards - like how that orange poppy really stands out. Glad that you had a nice break. Claire x

  6. Lovely masterboards and cards!(and the beach...)

  7. These are beautiful Lucy! Looks like you both had a wonderful break! xx

  8. Lucy, It is lovely to read that you had such a beautiful time and also indulged in some shopping!
    Such a pretty creation.

  9. The masterboard was so beautiful, love the hues you choose and the delicate floreal pattern you created, and the card you got are so lovely, Lucy!

  10. The island looks truly idyllic - and a crafty shopping trip into the bargain - how lovely!

    Your masterboard is absolutely stunning. It reminds me of a medieval tapestry somehow - just gorgeous - and the cards are lovely.
    Alison x