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seekingforart
08-12-2009, 08:14 PM
And itís open to everyone!

Start time (in your time zone Ė start when your clock says 5:00 pm August 14 at 5:00 pm
End time (in your time zone) August 16 2009 - 11:59 pm

WHATíS A Melt A Thon? Itís a week-end marathon making ATCs using beeswax, encaustic wax or melted crayon whether is collage, stamped images or hand drawn/painted whatever rocks your boat.
Itís open to EVERYONE, and is open themed. The only requirement is that you have to use melted wax on your ATC.

Here are some links to help you if you are trying a new technique.

Melted Crayon Technique (by me)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9460

Encaustic Wax Technique (Thanks to Loralou)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1608
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2309

Beeswax Technique (Thanks to mrubjean)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5956


HOW TO ASK FOR A TRADE: When you find a card you must have, please SEND A PERSONAL MESSAGE (pm) to that person asking for a trade. Please DO NOT post requests for trades to the thread.

WANT TO COMPLIMENT AN ARTIST? And you willÖ consider clicking the You Rock button and leave it there.

LOVE TO CHATTER? Please feel free to chat among yourselves, however we do request you back it up with LOTS of posts with cards. It makes it hard for those with little time to play to easily find the eye candy and we want to make it as easy as possible for folks to trade.

HOW TO POST YOUR ART TO THE THREAD:

NOTE: loading from your gallery is preferred by some because
(1) your art is larger to see for those with bad vision,
(2) we can look in your gallery to see everything that is available in one place
(3) it is easier to mark cards "traded" in your gallery once there are pages and pages of cards in this wonderful thread.

From your atcsforall.com gallery: Itís easiest to have two windows open. I can create another "tab" and get to my gallery in one and be in my post reply box in the other.
1) Go to your picture in your gallery & click the picture to bring up the page where people leave comments
2) Right click on the picture to bring up the menu
3) Click on properties at the bottom of the menu - this brings up another box with the info on your picture
4) Copy the Location. I think there is an actual Copy Image Location to click on, or highlight the "location" and copy (right click, click copy or Ctrl C)
5) Go to your post and hit the "insert image" button (looks like a postcard)
6) Paste the address (right click, click paste or Ctrl P) into the window that pops up and and hit ok - that puts the code into your post for your picture to show up; you paste the address from the properties box over the http thingy that shows when you open the "insert image" box
7) and then you're done.

An easier way with my browser(Firefox) Go to your gallery, find the picture you want to post, right click to get a menu, click on Copy Image Location, then proceed with steps 5-7s. The image will be small, you can adjust the size if you'd like.

[IMG]http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/large/1_sunflower_sparrow.jpg[/IMG

(leaving the last bracket off the above so you can see how the address will look)

Remember that images from the gallery can be small, medium or large. I like to use medium ... find the word large or letters s m l in the address and change it to size you want.

From your computer:
1. Click POST REPLY at the bottom of the messages screen. Above the message box, click the paperclip next to the smiley face. Then upload as usual. This will upload your picture as a thumbnail.
2. If you go into the Quick Reply box at the bottom of the messages screen, click GO ADVANCED and you will get the paperclip above the message box.

From a flickr or photobucket account:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2115

Thanks to HHC for letting me use her guidelines.

Ibus
08-12-2009, 08:25 PM
Goody :jiggy: Can we prepare before hand, clipping napkins etc?

seekingforart
08-12-2009, 08:30 PM
yes, prep work is always helpful!!! I'm very excited! :jiggy::jiggy:

seekingforart
08-12-2009, 08:57 PM
Anyone else interested!

GoldenWolf
08-12-2009, 09:21 PM
I'll be visiting with my BF this weekend, but I already warned him that I'd be doing this so I hope to have a few cards done this weekend to post and trade.

seekingforart
08-12-2009, 09:28 PM
yeah! goldenwolf I hope so too! :)

mrubyjean
08-12-2009, 10:09 PM
I'll be playing...at least Friday and Saturday! (Sunday, we have tickets to the Mariners/Yankees game...can't really bring my wax with me there.)

seekingforart
08-12-2009, 10:11 PM
Great Martha and have fun at the game! :)

lini
08-12-2009, 11:38 PM
I think I'm going to have to do this - I have to justify the craft irons, the crayons, and especially my beeswax which I prepared several months ago and haven't tried yet. Sounds like fun.

Tamrantula
08-13-2009, 01:55 AM
Sigh--my little iron died a couple days ago--so, will have to use the tiny craft iron...and I just feel like Jack's giant (from Jack and the beanstalk) when I try to use that tiny thing! LOL.

I guess I will just have to get creative about what I can do! I will be working...but, am sure I can make a couple cards too!

jonquil
08-13-2009, 02:17 AM
I have been making some preparations - hopefully time will allow some fun - must finish one swap off first

Chardonnay1965
08-13-2009, 05:21 AM
woohoo..I can't wait..:D:D:D

JoyFlower
08-13-2009, 09:04 AM
I'm hoping to play!

Gina-B
08-13-2009, 09:22 AM
Weird co-incidence this, I'm going to buy some crayons this afternoon...

Though I'm out most of the weekend, I'll still see if I can give at least one card a try

hayward_cs
08-13-2009, 11:19 AM
This would be so much fun. Sadly, I will be out of town this weekend. :(

goatgoddess
08-13-2009, 02:25 PM
Oh yeah finally something I can do <g> hubby is working this weekend - so I'll be here for sure :)

seekingforart
08-13-2009, 06:02 PM
Well I have an announcement to make, I'll be having a giveaway to a lucky Winner for all participants that play this week-end. I have an extra issue of July August Somerset Studio, and It will be sign by me. Another good reason to play!!!! :) The give away will be done Sunday evening Eastern time still don't have the details on how I'm doing the drawing most likely it will be random! :jiggy::jiggy::jiggy:

Gina-B
08-14-2009, 04:29 AM
Cool!

Do you know, I went into three different shops with all their 'back-to-school' stuff before I found crayons! Are kids in the UK just not using them these days I wonder?

Chardonnay1965
08-14-2009, 04:42 AM
well I am home..I have had dinner....checked my mail amd e-mail..now it is time to play..:D:D

Chardonnay1965
08-14-2009, 04:56 AM
I bought mine at the dollar shop..cost about 79cents a packet

seekingforart
08-14-2009, 05:50 AM
Char... you always ahead of us! :) Let the fun begin!

Chardonnay1965
08-14-2009, 06:00 AM
working on my first 3 now.... they will be called..... 00 Quack..:D
lol

seekingforart
08-14-2009, 06:04 AM
00 Quack? :unsure:

Chardonnay1965
08-14-2009, 06:17 AM
yup..:D:D..you'll love him..wait and see..:D

seekingforart
08-14-2009, 06:34 AM
Getting ready to go to work I'll try to come back to the thread while at work! :)

Chardonnay1965
08-14-2009, 06:41 AM
and I'm thinking I might do some Dolphins too..hmmm..:D..andmaybe a white Tiger...

Chardonnay1965
08-14-2009, 06:42 AM
yuck..I am glad work is over till Monday...

Gina-B
08-14-2009, 07:21 AM
00 Quack - I can imagine... looking forward to seeing it!

Chardonnay1965
08-14-2009, 08:19 AM
Ok everyone....He is suave, He is sophisticated,...He likes his water shaken not stirred...He is..............00 Quack...

Mat #1 http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/42572/2777879690040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2777879690040999427TpQWDU)

MAT #2 http://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/35434/2149674280040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2149674280040999427jGeBhN)

MAT #3 http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/45163/2829944970040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2829944970040999427CaUGxG) TRADED

Just pm me if ya wanna trade..:D

JavaZarf
08-14-2009, 08:22 AM
I have had some ideas melting in my head for awhile and will give them a try this weekend.
I got a variety of crayons at a thrift store. I am curious to see if ďname brandĒ crayons work better or differently than the others.

seekingforart
08-14-2009, 10:47 AM
Oh, I love your cards Char! How kool he is!

seekingforart
08-14-2009, 10:48 AM
I have had some ideas melting in my head for awhile and will give them a try this weekend.
I got a variety of crayons at a thrift store. I am curious to see if ďname brandĒ crayons work better or differently than the others.


I used a non brand once... couldn't tell the difference from the name brand!

seekingforart
08-14-2009, 10:49 AM
arghhh! Still at work ....I wanna play!

HHC
08-14-2009, 10:57 AM
Hello! I'll be playing after I'm off work tonight... I hope. It's an extra long day today, and a sale day too, so I hope I have a bit of energy left! I'll be enjoying the eye candy regardless!
Oh, and we had some back to school specials, and I got the 24 box of crayola crayons for 20 cents. :)

Tellulah
08-14-2009, 12:07 PM
Oooh...tools I do not have, techniques I have never tried...I want to play!
Looks like I'm taking my 40% off coupon and going to the craft store tonight!
I hope to play Sat. or Sun...

A man at our local farmer's market sells beeswax...I bought a bar FOR NO APPARENT REASON last week! And, I have a plastic gallon pretzel container full of broken crayons...I hear them calling me right now, "Use me! Use me!"
:jiggy:

mrubyjean
08-14-2009, 12:21 PM
Char...cute Duck cards!

Still have most of the day left...hope to finish up some swaps so I can play tonight.

seekingforart
08-14-2009, 03:36 PM
i have 1 hr an 25 mins to wait!:skeptical:

HHC
08-14-2009, 05:32 PM
I have a long time before I can play. I'm off at 7:30, however hubby and I are going out to dinner afterward. I probably won't get anything done tonight, but will be starting in the morning for sure.

Chardonnay1965
08-14-2009, 05:34 PM
i have a couple of Dolphin cards they were still drying when I went to bed at Midnight..:D

hayward_cs
08-14-2009, 05:36 PM
I wanna melt stuff. I wanna melt stuff. I wanna melt stuff.
I think that I will melt stuff. Tonight 'cuz it's the only time I have.

seekingforart
08-14-2009, 05:50 PM
I'm getting started! I'm hoping to have a few ones by tonight! :)

Chardonnay1965
08-14-2009, 06:27 PM
OOOh....Martha is gonna start..:D..is this when I put my order in..:D:D??..lol

teri
08-14-2009, 06:59 PM
I just got home...had a late day. I hope to play tomorrow. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Chardonnay1965
08-14-2009, 07:12 PM
ok..here are my next 2...

MAT #004 http://inlinethumb14.webshots.com/43085/2915999570040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2915999570040999427TRFwRE) TRADED

MAT #005 http://inlinethumb02.webshots.com/45953/2922761070040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2922761070040999427BeJgoZ) TRADED

Just pm me if ya wanna trade..:D

seekingforart
08-14-2009, 07:20 PM
Lovely dolphins ! :)

Chardonnay1965
08-14-2009, 07:23 PM
thanks Martha..:D

seekingforart
08-14-2009, 08:19 PM
I have one almost done!:jiggy:

hayward_cs
08-14-2009, 09:19 PM
I want my kids to go to bed so I can melt stuff (the youngest one cries if I try to melt crayons in front of her. LOL I try to tell her that they are not HER crayons, but that doesn't seem to matter much to her.)

malicea10
08-14-2009, 10:28 PM
Thanks for the invite Seeking!! I may play tomorrow.. i just got home and i am a little tired tonight. I got the Somerset mag with your submission. I love it! Congratulations!

seekingforart
08-14-2009, 10:32 PM
I have five all together three hand painted and two collage all drying! :D

seekingforart
08-14-2009, 10:43 PM
One is finally dry! - Traded to Ibus....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/1_Koi.jpg

seekingforart
08-14-2009, 11:21 PM
Two more!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/1_Two_birdies.jpg MAT #2 Traded to Chardonnay

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/1_Macaw.jpg MAT #3 Traded to mrubyjean

Chardonnay1965
08-14-2009, 11:34 PM
Oh I love them Birdies..I wanna take them home...:D

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 12:29 AM
I think I start again tomorrow morning! :sleep:

HHC
08-15-2009, 12:50 AM
Wow, beautiful cards! We just got home from dinner out... celebrated my hubby's birthday, after a 9 1/2 hour work day on my feet and I'm pooped. I do have a couple of cards stamped, but that's probably as far as I'll get tonight.

Chardonnay1965
08-15-2009, 01:13 AM
nite Martha...Hi Helen..:D

Chardonnay1965
08-15-2009, 01:44 AM
where's Sanna..?? isn't she playing this weekend???

Loralou
08-15-2009, 03:32 AM
I only just spotted this, I will def play!

Chardonnay1965
08-15-2009, 03:47 AM
hey welcome to the fun..I have 3 more drying..:D:D

Tamrantula
08-15-2009, 03:52 AM
I had a couple drying, also...but had to run off to work. Will post tomorrow!

By the way, Char...I absolutely LOVE that dolphin born free one! Gorgeous!

mrubyjean
08-15-2009, 03:56 AM
OK, it was a fun night for me and the beeswax and ideas were flowing ~ here is what I came up with (they are also in my gallery with titles):


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxspring.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxfish.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxlavender.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxfrog.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxflower2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxolive.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxlighthouse.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxcrow.jpg

Fish, Frog and Lighthouse = Traded

mrubyjean
08-15-2009, 03:57 AM
And these last three!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxflower1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxflower3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxsunflower.jpg

Middle Card = Traded

See you all in the morning :sleep:

Chardonnay1965
08-15-2009, 04:27 AM
I had a couple drying, also...but had to run off to work. Will post tomorrow!

By the way, Char...I absolutely LOVE that dolphin born free one! Gorgeous!

doyouwant me to put it aside for you???

Chardonnay1965
08-15-2009, 04:28 AM
oh very Pretty Martha..:D

Tamrantula
08-15-2009, 04:56 AM
Oh Char! If you would put it aside, that would be great!

I have a couple drying at home..and no plans other than sleep today..so, after some morning sleep, should have time to make a few!

Tamrantula
08-15-2009, 04:57 AM
Wow, Martha! Those are some great cards! You were up late, and deserve some zzzz's! LOL

Chardonnay1965
08-15-2009, 05:07 AM
Ok I have put it aside for you Tam..:D

Chardonnay1965
08-15-2009, 06:17 AM
here is 3 more by me...

#006 http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/44395/2865075860040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2865075860040999427JgkZmA) TRADED

#007 http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/43285/2294576500040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2294576500040999427cQsezk)

#008 http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/44004/2471405810040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2471405810040999427psHOxi) TRADED

Just pm me if ya wanna trade.:jiggy:

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 08:04 AM
I was fuzzing with this one last night!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/1_Sam_.jpg MAT #4 Traded to Teri

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 08:13 AM
a lot of wonderful art done while I was sleep! :)

JavaZarf
08-15-2009, 11:25 AM
Please visit my gallery to see my first five.

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 11:31 AM
JavaZarf they are amazing! Great job! :)

HHC
08-15-2009, 12:45 PM
Wow! Lovely cards. I'm all inspired so need to get to work! Back soon!

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 01:11 PM
We'll be waiting! :)

Here are three more!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/1_Tom.jpg MAT #5 Traded to Teri

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/1_Crazy.jpg MAT #6
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/1_Musicians.jpg MAT #7 Traded to JavaZarf

Ibus
08-15-2009, 02:23 PM
They're lovely SFA.

I've been playing this afternoon and have made some backgrounds. This is my first attempt at the melted crayon technique and I've learnt a lot. My first two were done with the iron on hot
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I then turned the iron down to low and got more control with the wax
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I then tried on black card, but it wasn't as successful. HMT said it looked like sea anemones, so I'm going to keep it as a picture.
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Now to go and cut them up and start making cards!!

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 02:33 PM
yeah Ibus, can't wait to see what you come up with! :jiggy:

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 05:45 PM
How is everyone...any more creations? :)

cairnlae
08-15-2009, 05:47 PM
Wow, you guys-this is so cool!!!I was posting something in the gallery for tellulah to see and came across these wax layered cards..I might have to fool around with that later tonight!!

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 05:50 PM
Cool I may do another Koi to temp u! :)

HHC
08-15-2009, 05:51 PM
I just got home from running a few errands with hubby and while we were out we stopped at a couple of garage sales... one of my treasures is a 6 1/2 x 12 inch box three quarters full of crayola crayons about 20 years old, and they are in good condition. Also have three old 24 pack boxes and some longer unwrapped crayons embossed with crayola on the bottom portion. Interesting. I figure older crayolas may have better pigment? Maybe?

So now off to play some more. I'll have a couple posted from this morning's work in a few minutes. :)

cairnlae
08-15-2009, 06:08 PM
well, that was a nice find HHC!! I love yard sales!!!:jiggy:

cairnlae
08-15-2009, 06:10 PM
Cool I may do another Koi to temp u! :)


MWaaahhhhhh!:wubclub:(that sound was me blowing a kiss)

Chardonnay1965
08-15-2009, 06:47 PM
good morning all ..some lovely cards were done whilst I slept..:D

Chardonnay1965
08-15-2009, 06:51 PM
Love them Kitties Martha..:D

HHC
08-15-2009, 07:05 PM
Here are the ones I did this morning...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_MAT_muted_flowers1.jpg Muted flowers 1(Traded) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_MAT_muted_flowers2.jpg Muted flowers 2
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_MAT_muted_flowers3.jpg Muted Flowers 3(Traded) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_MAT_sunflower.jpg Sunflower(Traded)

I'm playing with melted crayons right now... and making a mess. :wub:

teri
08-15-2009, 07:09 PM
I have been working on some alllllll day! I have 8 that need to dry so I can scan them. They are all flowers. My 8yr old grandson was dying to mess with them so I let him do 2. One is a flower and the other is a "landscape". He colored the landscape with the crayons and then melted his work with more colors melted on it. The flower is my fav. He did all the iron work himself, I just buffed some of the wax off for him and did the diamond glaze. If anyone has some their kiddos did and want to trade with him, let me know.

I did mine on 6x6 bristol board so I would have more choice on the position of the flowers. I was able to get 2 from each one because I made the flowers so big. :) I wish they would hurry and dry! LOL

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 07:22 PM
Wow Helen, are those beeswax? I love the colors!

Chardonnay1965
08-15-2009, 07:23 PM
Love them flowers Helen...

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 07:23 PM
Teri, how nice to get to create art with your grandson! Can't wait to see them!

Tamrantula
08-15-2009, 07:53 PM
Hey all--awake after some good sleep this morning...and company has just left...so, off to make something! Hope I can live up to all the goodies I am seeing!

HHC
08-15-2009, 08:17 PM
Wow Helen, are those beeswax? I love the colors!

Yes, they are beeswax and paper napkins... my favorite things to play with. LOL!

I have made a mess with the crayons, and don't like any I've made. Sigh. I may go back to beeswax...

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 08:20 PM
I need to try the beeswax and napkins ... gotta to clear my table and find the beeswax... I haven't used that in a while:unsure:

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 08:22 PM
I have cairnlae's koi drying! where are you Ms carnie?...... :)

Ibus
08-15-2009, 08:40 PM
Well, I've made about five cards and I can't say I'm happy with any of them (I will post when they're dry) ...... so ..... I went back to the 'drawing board' and took a length of some silk I have that's quite thin and I put that on top of the card and went to town with the wax!
So, I now have some melted wax technique backgrounds in my comfort zone!

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My SD then phoned to say she'd been abandoned by her friend :swoon: and she didn't really know where she was and could we go fetch her! Fortunately HMT knows the city well and was able to locate her easily enough from what she told him.

It's too late now to start again, so I'll start again later, once I've had a chance to sleep. :sleep:

Ibus
08-15-2009, 08:42 PM
I have made a mess with the crayons, and don't like any I've made. Sigh. I may go back to beeswax...

LOL, I like my backgrounds, but I don't like what I've stuck on them, it's a fine line between too little and too much :twitcy:

cairnlae
08-15-2009, 08:47 PM
I have cairnlae's koi drying! where are you Ms carnie?...... :)

LOL..Im here...was playing around with the beeswax and crayons...I don't have alot of experience under my belt yet working with these so Im not sure I like what Ive done...scanning right now so I'll post results here shortly!

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 08:51 PM
Well here is what I promised!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/1_Koi__2.jpg

cairnlae
08-15-2009, 08:52 PM
very cool! Hope my work is worthy!;)

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 08:52 PM
I just saw some out of the world flowers from Teri in the Gallery. I gotta get me one before they are all gone! Ms Teri...ahem.... May I please.....;)

teri
08-15-2009, 08:52 PM
Here are my cards. I was a little disappointed after I put on the diamond glaze. They are a bit bumpy. :skeptical: However, the bumps do add a nice texture. :) Here are the first 4:

cairnlae
08-15-2009, 08:53 PM
I agree seekingforart..they are gorgeous...hope I can snag one as well!!!:D

teri
08-15-2009, 08:54 PM
Caleb's cards (8 yr old):

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 08:56 PM
Gorgeous Teri! I mean the flowers! :twitcy:

teri
08-15-2009, 08:56 PM
My last 4:

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 08:56 PM
your grandson's cards are very cute!

Ibus
08-15-2009, 08:57 PM
Aww they're cute. :D

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 08:57 PM
I want one Teri!:D

teri
08-15-2009, 08:59 PM
Thank you Martha, you are pretty dang gorgeous yourself! ;) LOL

The purple flowers are dark but they didn't scan very good. Sorry for the size. I guess I should have posted the clickable pics.

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 09:00 PM
Well, I've made about five cards and I can't say I'm happy with any of them (I will post when they're dry) ...... so ..... I went back to the 'drawing board' and took a length of some silk I have that's quite thin and I put that on top of the card and went to town with the wax!
So, I now have some melted wax technique backgrounds in my comfort zone!

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My SD then phoned to say she'd been abandoned by her friend :swoon: and she didn't really know where she was and could we go fetch her! Fortunately HMT knows the city well and was able to locate her easily enough from what she told him.

It's too late now to start again, so I'll start again later, once I've had a chance to sleep. :sleep:


That's so cool Ibus..... I need to try some silk! nite...nite...Tomorrow will be another adventure for sure!

cairnlae
08-15-2009, 09:10 PM
Here we go:

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 09:13 PM
Great carnie...you got the hang of it! Love the third one! :D

Tamrantula
08-15-2009, 09:19 PM
Ok, finally some ready to post!

The first three are beeswax and napkin:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0590.jpg #1 Butterfly traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0592.jpg #2 Learn to fly

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0593.jpg #3 Game nite

and the last two are melted crayon:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0591.jpg #4 Lighthouse traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0589.jpg #5 Elephants traded

Char has first choice, since I owe her one!

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 09:24 PM
Love them Tam, Tam! I'm getting inspire now! Wonderful work everyone keep them coming! :jiggy:

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 09:26 PM
Found my beeswax... I just can't find anything when my room gets a caos!

cairnlae
08-15-2009, 10:13 PM
two more....

goatgoddess
08-15-2009, 10:15 PM
loving all the cards posted!!!!

finally found a bit of time to play - my cards are drying - will post in the morning :)

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 10:19 PM
Pretty ones Carnie!!! :)

GG can't wait to see them! ;)

teri
08-15-2009, 10:29 PM
Awesome cards Tamrantula and cairnlae!

Can't wait to see what you made Debra!

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 11:05 PM
Good night everyone I have two drying I'll post them tomorrow! :sleep:

Chardonnay1965
08-15-2009, 11:05 PM
here are 2 more from me...

#009 http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/45152/2051147040040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2051147040040999427noFlms) TRADED

#010 http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/3056/2250285300040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2250285300040999427kWgAoM)

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 11:06 PM
LOVE the kimono Char!

Tamrantula
08-15-2009, 11:07 PM
ok--got a couple drying...heading off for a nap before work!

Love all the gorgeous cards! This is a ton of fun, seekingforart! Great idea for an a-thon!

Chardonnay1965
08-15-2009, 11:09 PM
LOVE the kimono Char!

ty..:D

seekingforart
08-15-2009, 11:10 PM
Have a good nap Tam! I need to get some zzzz's myself!

Ibus
08-15-2009, 11:10 PM
I'll post my cards later, I'm off to bed too, :sleep: night, night.

cairnlae
08-15-2009, 11:16 PM
sleep? Who needs sleep?!

teri
08-15-2009, 11:31 PM
I'm with you cairnlae, it is the weekend...time to party with my art supplies! LOL Great cards. I love the vamp girl!

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 12:15 AM
I think these will be the last 3 of the night...the smell of hot wax is starting to get to me-:twitcy:

I've learned(quickly) that I should put a layer of tissue over my images BEFORE I add the wax..LOL..I still get some unpredictable discolorations/bleeds on the magazine images though!

HHC
08-16-2009, 01:35 AM
Here's my last for tonight... on a butterfly theme. mrubyjean has first choice.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_MAT_yellow_butterfly.jpg Yellow Butterfly http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_MAT_multi_butterfly.jpg Multi (Traded)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_MAT_Asian_butterfly.jpg Asian (Traded)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_MAT_brown_butterfly.jpg Brown Butterfly http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_MAT_green_butterfly.jpg Green Butterfly

Chardonnay1965
08-16-2009, 02:06 AM
another 2 from me..

#011 http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/42489/2675250000040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2675250000040999427WHWQIv) TRADED

#012 http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/16935/2641475050040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2641475050040999427SBgqnP) TRADED

Just pm me if ya wanna trade..:D

Chardonnay1965
08-16-2009, 02:08 AM
Here's my last for tonight... on a butterfly theme. mrubyjean has first choice.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_MAT_yellow_butterfly.jpg Yellow Butterfly http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_MAT_multi_butterfly.jpg Multi Butterfly http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_MAT_Asian_butterfly.jpg Asian Butterfly
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_MAT_brown_butterfly.jpg Brown Butterfly http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_MAT_green_butterfly.jpg Green Butterfly

ooohh..I want the Asian Butterfly....

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 03:25 AM
Char--did you pick one of mine yet?

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 09:44 AM
Morning all! awesome art done! Getting ready to start... I haven't been very productive... hopefully I can create some cards today. :)

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 09:51 AM
those butterfly cards are GORGEOUS!!

teri
08-16-2009, 09:57 AM
I made some backgounds will I drank my morning coffee. I used a 1937 drafting book with some really nifty designs/lettering. I hope I don't mess them up adding elements to them. LOL

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 10:04 AM
very cool Teri!I've been looking for some yellow pages that I had that I wanted to try out...can't find them in all the mess though...Im up...drinking coffee..checking what I missed overnight.Gonna go and sit back down in the middle of the mess and turn on the iron in a few!

Ibus
08-16-2009, 10:27 AM
Here are the ones I did yesterday. Tams cards reminded me that I had some silhouettes, but I can't find them, so used the peel off butterflies instead. The first four are the melted crayon, the last two are beeswax collage.

Chardonnay, Seekingforart and Teri have first choice.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/925/small/1_MAT1.jpg Traded to Terihttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/925/small/1_MAT2.jpg Traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/925/small/1_MAT3.jpg Traded to Chardonnay http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/925/small/1_MAT4.jpgTraded to Seekingforart http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/925/small/1_MAT5.jpg Traded to HHC http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/925/small/1_MAT6.jpg Traded

Ibus
08-16-2009, 10:30 AM
What have I done wrong? They aren't coming up in the thread, only the URLs :unsure:

teri
08-16-2009, 10:35 AM
I think you have to select the "insert image" icon and put the url in the box that pops up.

thepozbabe
08-16-2009, 10:37 AM
I had just finished making my 1st ever Beeswax cards and uploading them to the gallery when i came across this thread. I didn't even know there was a MAT going on this weekend. So here they are. I probly need more practice but luv the technique.
I probly wont get any more done today but i can at least say i have taken part in the 1st ever MAT.
There are some really gorgeous cards made this weekend so i hope someone likes mine. I Do ! LOL.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3303/large/1_Travel_Beeswax_Collage.JPG Travel Beeswax Traded with mrubyjean
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3303/large/1_Flower_Beeswax_Collage.JPG Flower Beeswax Traded with Ibus.

Ibus
08-16-2009, 10:40 AM
Thanks Teri!! :)

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 10:58 AM
Welcome to the fun thepozbabe.... Lovely cards this is what this marathon is all about to try and create cards with wax techniques.

Love your cards Ibus! The yellow butterfly is calling my name! :D

Talking about a mess....my house is a mess ..I've been playing all week-end DH is looking at me funny. LOL :)

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 11:00 AM
HHC, your cards are wonderful.... I making a few more to trade with you I want a least one card from all participants. :)

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 12:03 PM
Hmmm..some of these didn't turn out as well as I would have liked...oh well!!

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 12:04 PM
and four more...

Gina-B
08-16-2009, 12:10 PM
Yeah! I have my first ever melted crayon backgrounds! (And it seems to have been ages before I could play this weekend...) so, hopefully later on I will have some that actually work as completed cards.

I love everything that you have all been posting - some of you have such control with melty goo that it is amazing. I'll need more practice for that I think!

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 12:10 PM
Four more 4 me too!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/1_Frida.jpgMAT#9, http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/1_Eyefull_tree.jpg MAT #10
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/1_Asian_.jpg MAT #11 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/small/1_Huesitos.jpg MAT #12

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 12:12 PM
I LOVE Frida..but what happened? Did she get sensible and wax her eyebrows?!:eek::twitcy:

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 12:15 PM
LOL! yeap she got a wax job... actually I sealed the card with beeswax instead of diamond glaze.

Ibus
08-16-2009, 01:08 PM
First three with the silk as backgrounds.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/925/small/1_MAT7.jpg MAT7 Traded to Seekingforart
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/925/small/1_MAT8.jpg MAT8 Traded to Chardonnay
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/925/small/1_MAT9.jpg MAT9 Traded to mrubyjean

mrubyjean
08-16-2009, 01:10 PM
How gorgeous, Ibus!

JavaZarf
08-16-2009, 01:16 PM
Please visit my gallery and see the 9 cards I made today. Thanks

teri
08-16-2009, 02:25 PM
Wow, Ibus, those are so beautiful and brilliant!

mrubyjean
08-16-2009, 02:31 PM
Wonderful cards posted while I've been away!

I did get out my encaustic wax last night, but only got one card made ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_ewaxfish.jpg

The scan washed it out a bit...the background is really teal and the round flower have brighter magenta dots.

I'm off to the baseball game this afternoon...not all that excitedly, I might add, since the Yankees have beaten the Mariners in 3 games so far...but I hope to work with my encaustics again this evening.

mrubyjean
08-16-2009, 02:36 PM
Also, I have the following cards still available:

Lavender, Night Crow, Moonlight Blooms, Sunflower3 and Summer Grove

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxlavender.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxcrow.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxflower1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxsunflower3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_waxsunsetwoods.jpg

Ibus
08-16-2009, 02:36 PM
OOh mrubyjean, that's beautiful!!

teri
08-16-2009, 03:22 PM
Last 2! One of these is a RAK but the pink one is available.

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 03:38 PM
here are a few more from me...

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 03:39 PM
and....................

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 03:43 PM
oh wow... Ibus I love those fishies! I want one! ;)

Martha... the encaustic wax card is amazing!:jiggy:

Carnie....me like Frida! ;)

goatgoddess
08-16-2009, 05:15 PM
finally my first four - got another four drying - too much to do around the house today :err:

one
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/200/medium/1_melt_a_thon_1.jpg

two
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/200/medium/1_melt_a_thon_2.jpg

three
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/200/medium/1_melt_a_thon_3.jpg

four
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/200/medium/1_melt_a_thon_4.jpg

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 05:16 PM
ok my melted peeps.... you need to get away from your wonderful art and play a game with me...check the thread in 1 hr and 43 mins. I'll have a trivia question to win a Somerset Studio magazine for all the participants of the swap.... that means that you posted cards in the thread. :)

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 05:18 PM
Wonderful cards GG. Great use of the backgrounds and napkins! :)

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 05:31 PM
ok my melted peeps.... you need to get away from your wonderful art and play a game with me...check the thread in 1 hr and 43 mins. I'll have a trivia question to win a Somerset Studio magazine for all the participants of the swap.... that means that you posted cards in the thread. :)

so when we have the answer should we post it here in the thread or pm you?I"m waiting with my fingers posied on the keyboard...;)

Ibus
08-16-2009, 05:32 PM
I have these left.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/925/small/1_MAT2.jpg Traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/925/small/1_MAT6.jpg Traded

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 05:56 PM
Post the answer here! see u can post the fastest! :)

goatgoddess
08-16-2009, 06:09 PM
my other three are dry - thinking about a nap but now Seeking has a game - oh what to do - what to do <G> of course I have to see what this game is about <G>

green eyed girl
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/200/medium/1_melt_a_thon_green_eyed_girl.jpg

zetti time
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/200/medium/1_melt_a_thon_zetti_time.jpg

Red haired girl
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/200/medium/1_melt_a_thon_red_haired_girl.jpg

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 06:21 PM
about 40 mins until playing time!

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 06:41 PM
Here are the rules,

They will be three trivia question regarding an ATC who can post all three cards the fastest and gives all answers. One question has two answers (I don't want to trick anyone)

20 mins..... get ready

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 06:47 PM
You will be using the Gallery Search engine....

Ibus
08-16-2009, 06:52 PM
Oh great! :skeptical: I can never find anything on that thing!! :unsure:

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 06:57 PM
LOL..I thought it was going to be trivia about cards posted for this swap...good thing you told us about using the search engine!!!

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 06:57 PM
and how do we post cards from the gallery into a thread? Ive never done that...

edit:I got it...tried it out...

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 07:00 PM
yes, or if you post the link that would be fine also! ready!

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:00 PM
Hi all--just waking up...plenty of time to make a few more cards today, I think!

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 07:00 PM
When I was born It was the first card ever made with my name using the encaustic wax?

Seeking’s First ever Melted Crayon Card with date and time

I was the first ever fish made by mrubyjean using the beeswax and napkin

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:01 PM
Ooh, a game--gotta go quick and read rules! LOL

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 07:01 PM
ready

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:02 PM
Ok--I have been here over a year...never heard of a gallery search engine! Guess I will lurk the game...and see if I can learn something new! LOL

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 07:03 PM
Tam, its all about finding a card in the gallery!

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:05 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_4-11Fish1.jpg

Is this one of them?

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 07:06 PM
yeap!

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:08 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/small/1_scan0027.jpg

04-04-2008 03:11 PM


Maybe??? LOL

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 07:09 PM
yeap you are ahead! one more to go!

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:10 PM
I don't understand the other question! LOL

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:11 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/199/large/1_ATC_s_for_all_1_small.jpg

perhaps?

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 07:12 PM
I was born in Feb 2008 and it was a challenge to make a card with my name!

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:12 PM
honestly--not fair that I should sneak in and take away your prize from the people who have been here playing...so, not really playing for the prize...

but the challenge got me! LOL

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 07:12 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/199/1_ATC_s_for_all_withwhite_text_small.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/1_scan0027.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/1_4-11Fish1.jpg

goatgoddess
08-16-2009, 07:13 PM
well I haven't found a one and I've been looking for 10 min :err:
so will bow to Tam's great seaching talents.

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:13 PM
aaahh! I thought when the site was born! LOL

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 07:13 PM
yes that it!

Tamrantula is the winner!

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:13 PM
ooh--cairn got me! LOL

Great job!

teri
08-16-2009, 07:13 PM
Shoot, I found them but too late. :(

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:14 PM
oooh! I thought I had the wrong card! LOL

I am soooo confused!

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 07:14 PM
Did I get them all right?:unsure:

teri
08-16-2009, 07:15 PM
congrats Tamrantula! :D

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 07:16 PM
Carnie...The one from Loralou was the second card!

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 07:16 PM
Ohhh..I didnt scroll down enough when I searched for the ATCSFORALL encaustic card..it was down by itself....pooh!

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:16 PM
Still not fair for me to slip in at the last second to win the prize!

NOW I KNOW HOW TO USE THE GALLERY SEARCH ENGINE!!!! WHOO HOO!

Thanks seeking! LOL

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 07:17 PM
Carnie...The one from Loralou was the second card!
Yeah they were both loralous....just didnt see the green one....the pink one caught my eye-they were right beside each other...:huh:

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 07:17 PM
Carnie... I also asked for date and time for my card! :)

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:17 PM
That was fun

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 07:18 PM
Carnie... I also asked for date and time for my card! :)
I thought that was in lieu of posting the actual picture itself....oh well!!!;)

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:18 PM
That got the blood flowing! I think I am really awake now! lol

goatgoddess
08-16-2009, 07:20 PM
Congras Tam :)

goatgoddess
08-16-2009, 07:21 PM
now I'm ready for my nap - not sure I'm going to though <g> If I stay up a for a bit then it will be bed time.

Ibus
08-16-2009, 07:21 PM
When I was born It was the first card ever made with my name using the encaustic wax?

Seekingís First ever Melted Crayon Card with date and time

I was the first ever fish made by mrubyjean using the beeswax and napkin
1. Can't find :skeptical:

2.04-04-2008 11:11 PMhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/216/small/1_scan0027.jpg

3. http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_4-11Fish1.jpg

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 07:22 PM
So here is the prize....
http://www.stampington.com/assets/images/regular_pub/2009/somerset_studio/ja_09/cover/CVR_SOM0709_lg.jpg

with my page

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 07:23 PM
here are three more I made a little while ago...

cairnlae
08-16-2009, 07:24 PM
very nice seeking....if I can I will try and buy a copy..;)

Ibus
08-16-2009, 07:25 PM
What a wally! I was looking for Seekingforart, I saw that card!!

CONGRATULATIONS TAM :)

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 07:28 PM
Thanks everyone for participating! I was trying to make the game fun and easy! LOL

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:30 PM
Wow--that is really cool, seeking!

Beautiful cards on your page!

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 07:30 PM
Yeah they were both loralous....just didnt see the green one....the pink one caught my eye-they were right beside each other...:huh:
yeah I had to go back and double check! :)

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 07:32 PM
Wow--that is really cool, seeking!

Beautiful cards on your page!


What,.... you were playing and didn't know what was the prize! :twitcy:

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:34 PM
I hadn't gone back and read all the posts that I missed while I was sleeping! LOL

I just popped in and saw there were going to be trivia questions....and got bit by the challenge bug! LOL

I popped in about 1 min before you posted the questions...just enough time to see that it was happening, and go back a bit to read about the gallery search engine...and I was off to the races!

LOL

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 07:35 PM
I wasnt' even sure I was playing according to the rules...cause I just jumped in with both feet without going back to read everything!

Just crossed my fingers and went for it!

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 08:00 PM
I have three cards left!

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 08:05 PM
I gotta get a few more made, so I can get a trade from you seeking!

It is only 5 PM here! Lots of time left to create!

HHC
08-16-2009, 08:12 PM
Well, I missed the trivia game, but reading it was a lot of fun. LOL! Congrats, Tam!

mrubyjean
08-16-2009, 09:13 PM
Well, I missed the trivia game, but reading it was a lot of fun. LOL! Congrats, Tam!

Same here ~ congratulations, Tam!

Thanks for the game, Martha ...and it was fun to see my fish card keep popping up!
And Super-congrats on your published Frida page!

Ibus
08-16-2009, 09:32 PM
My meltathon is over, but I'd like to thank Seekingforart for organising this as I had a lot of fun and learnt a new technique ;)

:sleep: I'm off to bed, have fun those that are still working ;)

HHC
08-16-2009, 09:33 PM
Good night, Ibus!

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 09:34 PM
Ok--got a few more cards ready!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0597.jpg #6 Woodpecker traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0598.jpg #7 Time

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0599.jpg #8 But you

Tamrantula
08-16-2009, 09:39 PM
And 3 more:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0594.jpg #9 Twilight

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0595.jpg #10 Wings

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0596.jpg #11 Enjoy the pleasures traded

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 10:13 PM
I'm working on one promised card but I think I'll post it tomorrow! Getting sleepy here!

seekingforart
08-16-2009, 10:13 PM
nite, nite all! :sleep:

mrubyjean
08-16-2009, 10:54 PM
Nite, Martha ~ Thanks so much for organizing and hosting this very fun melt-a-thon!

HHC
08-17-2009, 01:19 AM
I didn't get any more cards finished. I had a party this afternoon and lost my momentum... although I had a good time at the party.

Thanks for hosting seekingforart!

Gina-B
08-17-2009, 04:55 AM
Thanks for hosting! I did finish on time last nite, but couldn't scan till this morning! I'm glad this was this weekend, despite me not having much time, else I may have never actually tried melting things....

So, if anyone actually has anything left and would like to trade, I've a few!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4117/small/1_mat-adventurer.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4117/small/1_mat-butterfly.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4117/small/1_mat-epidemic.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4117/small/1_mat-evening.jpg
Adventurer - Butterflies (traded) - Epidemic (traded) - Good Evenin' Mam
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So Fabulous - Goddess of Love.- I don't know - An Injection of Intensity
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Twilight in Fairyland (traded)- It wasn't me (traded)

Gina-B
08-17-2009, 04:57 AM
Last two!
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Welcome to the 21st century - Melted Zen (traded)

Chardonnay1965
08-17-2009, 05:45 AM
looks like you all had fun whilst I was working..:(

seekingforart
08-17-2009, 05:50 AM
just a little....I'm getting ready to go to work myself! :)

seekingforart
08-17-2009, 05:53 AM
Wow... Gina B you were busy! :)

Chardonnay1965
08-17-2009, 06:12 AM
thanks for hosting this a-thon Martha..:D

Tellulah
08-17-2009, 09:41 AM
Ok, I tried...looks like I need some different tools. Couldn't find one of those mini irons with the triangle on the end...so I tried my soldering iron even though I knew it would be too hot! It sure melted the crayons! :eek: Then I tried grating crayons with an x-acto and using my new miniature iron to melt it, that worked fine but the cord kept falling out of the side of the iron. That's going back to Joann's.

Thanks anyway, seekingforart, for hosting this wax party...I did end up making 4 card bases, but didn't go any farther...maybe I can get my act together and play next time!!

Tamrantula
08-17-2009, 09:59 AM
I much prefer my little mini iron, over that tiny triangle craft iron...but, I burnt it out last week! LOL

Gotta find another little cheapy on ebay--gone through 2 in the past 6 months or so!

(I just tie the cord around the handle..and haven't had any trouble with it falling out since!)

cairnlae
08-17-2009, 11:20 AM
I found a mini travel iron at the thriftstore for like a dollar-SCHWEET!

JavaZarf
08-17-2009, 01:02 PM
Thank you SFA for hosting a fun thon. I got some fantastic trades.

Tellulah
08-17-2009, 01:06 PM
Cheap tools made in China made me itch. Every time I buy one of these chintzy crafting tools at Micheal's, it breaks or burns out or doesn't work well in the first place and it reminds me of how the market caters to the short-term and not the long haul. The hardware store is the best place to shop for 'crafting' tools! I think I'll bust out my heat gun I used to strip paint and melt some crayons!!! :D

I remember painting with melted crayons in the 3rd grade...they had all the colors in these heated pots and you just dipped your brush in.

Gina-B
08-17-2009, 02:31 PM
they had all the colors in these heated pots and you just dipped your brush in.


Lord! The school's insurance would never cover fun stuff like that these days... !

seekingforart
08-17-2009, 05:53 PM
It was sure a lot of fun! Thank you all for participating the ART was fabulous! Would you like to do another one in a couple of months! :jiggy:

Ibus
08-17-2009, 06:20 PM
Yes please!!

HHC
08-17-2009, 06:37 PM
It was sure a lot of fun! Thank you all for participating the ART was fabulous! Would you like to do another one in a couple of months! :jiggy:

Yes, we need to do this again... it was a blast!

teri
08-17-2009, 08:00 PM
Adding my thanks to Martha for a great melt-a-thon! :)

Gina-B
08-18-2009, 05:13 AM
Would you like to do another one in a couple of months!

sounds good to me...!

thepozbabe
08-18-2009, 02:14 PM
Wud luv to take part in the next one, cos i have just learnt how to do beeswax & am luvving it. I only had a domestic iron tho so had to cover it in foil but i think i did ok. I will have to try & find a cheap craft iron to invest in. I can see this is another technique that is gonna cost me a fortune. LOL. x

Gina-B
08-18-2009, 02:20 PM
I used my old iron covered in foil too - I KNEW there was a reason for not actually throwing it away when I got a nice one!

thepozbabe
08-18-2009, 02:20 PM
I just need to get some serviettes as pretty as the ones i got sent from the USA. Don't seem to be able to find any anywhere. x