The past week has been spent exploring Etsy and PayPal business options. Iâ€™ve set up shop using “How to Make Money Using Etsy” by Timothy Adam as a guide (from the library), and am reading through the remaining chapters to learn additional tips and tricks. Please check out my Etsy shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MaikesMarvels and let me know what you think. I am pleased someone already favorited one of my cards, and would love to see more feedback.
I’m also expanding the size of my creations with new canvases. Dick Blick conveniently has a back-to-school sale that saved me some money. Here is the Dragonfly Journey collage. I found the dragonfly on my back porch one morning having trouble getting up, so I perched it on a ledge and it flew away from there.
First I tea-stained the canvas and wrote some travel/journey-related words.
Then I added a collage of additional background words with encaustic paint (beeswax with pigment).
Followed by dictionary entries, and compass imagery.
The dragonfly is attached with mounted tape for a raised effect.
The beeswax process is fun and the results tend to be unexpected. I look forward to playing with colors and textures some more. Here’s hoping someone loves my art enough to buy it!