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DaVinci's daughter by sandpiper764 DaVinci's daughter by sandpiper764
Second attempt at traditional collage, and my first attempt at using beeswax to cover surfaces .. found out that beeswax can be difficult to work with. Added a digital texture over this, to try and hide the globs of wax.

The girl is from a Gia Russa 100% Whole Wheat Spaghetti box, the two squares (92D and 98D) are paint/texture samples picked up at the local hardware store, and the halo is a thermograph chart paper. Flowers are from various stationary at hand. I sandpapered the surfaces to try to add some real texture .

Hope you enjoy :)
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JabLab Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. :)
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visionart Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Superb!
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sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks Normy !
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Awesome!! I'm working on my first one. So much more difficult then I thought it would be. Well done my friend
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sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It is more difficult than I had anticipated as well, but it's a lot of fun. Looking forward to what you come up with !

Thanks Chery :)
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hogret Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Lovely textures and muted colours.

The wax gobs are a pain - you can try ironing over the surface to melt them back in?
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sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can definitely give that a try. Thank you :)
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Very cool! Laughing about the wax gobs. I know about that!
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sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I don't know if I'll try wax on a finished piece again until I get the hang of it :o ... may try premelting it, then brushing it on.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
The thing I've learned about fusing wax layers is to have a heat gun at the ready. You brush the wax on, melt it, keep brushing, keep melting. With experience I can see this working really well, but right now for me, as a novice, it's definitely more theory than reality!
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sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am the definition of the word 'novice' when it comes to collage ! Thanks for the tip on fusing the wax layers .. I ended up placing the body of my collage (girl+squares,etc) on a single piece of scrapbooking paper, after ruining the first two backgrounds.

I'm still not playing with layering my background and I need to try that.

This is addictive stuff, isn't it? :)
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Yeah, it reallly is. The background thing, especially. I find myself embedding secret messages...even if they get covered up with other stuff, the vibe is still there. Serious pleasure!
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fashioneyes Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Lovely work.:clap:
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sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Hish :)
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful :woohoo:
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sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Chris :)
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your very welcome :D
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