Friday, June 06, 2008

Wax Rubbings

This month's challenge for the GPP Street Team is wax rubbings and resist. I just love this one! Wish I had more time to explore it. Lately I have had a real passion for gears and cogs, so I thought I would work with that. I put a piece of thin paper over the pieces and rubbed a black crayon over the paper to get the rubbing. I then used a thin wash of acrylic paint over it. The wax pretty much resists the paint and only colored the white background paper. I will use these papers for future collage work in a visual journal or altered book.

I'd like to also share a couple of brass rubbings I have hanging in my home. We did them in England when they still allowed you to do it. For these we had used the old black cobblers wax and parchment paper to make the rubbings off the old brass grave plaques. Each framed piece is 12" X 29".

19 comments:

michelle ward said...

Ingrid - those cog rubbings are terrific! Great artist-made elements to add to your work. LOVE LOVE LOVE those brass rubbings from England. Thanks for sharing this post with the team!

JeriAnn said...

All of your rubbings are terrific. And what a great use of pattern in the cog rubbings! You've given me food for thought. Thanks!

Chris said...

Really pretty, these!

Maj said...

I love your rubbings! Cogs and stuff, what a great idea!

Kim Mailhot said...

These are gorgeous ! Love the cogs...The little foursome could be framed just as is !
Those brass rubbings are amazing too. What a cool memory to adorn the walls with !
Cheers,
Kim

LostLuggage said...

Gears and cogs...FANTASTIC! Excellent idea!!

inge said...

Dag Ingrid,

vreemd om eens een 'comment' te schrijven in het Nederlands...

De raderen geven een heel mooi effect ! Doe je die wrijftechniek op metalen raderen ?

Die figuren die je meebracht uit Engeland zijn ook heel mooi !
Ik wist niet dat je geen afdrukken mocht maken ?! Mag dit nergens of is dit enkel in Engeland ? Wij gaan deze zomer namelijk naar Londen...

groetjes
Inge ( uit Belgiƫ-

Rosie said...

The gears and cogs are fab Ingrid! I used to have a brass rubbing from Westminster Abbey in London years ago - we were allowed to use gold wax on black paper - very posh!!

Annapurna said...

Your rubbings and cogs came out gorgeous. What nice wall hangings

Wabbit said...

As always, you have an unerring eye for great design. Your rubbings are fab! Marilyn

LaY hOoN said...

Love your wall hang brass rubbing.
That's so beautiful !

Becci said...

I really love the brass rubbings! I bet the story behind that is fun!

Have a great hair day! Becci

Kathryn said...

Gears and cogs and mechanical gizmos are wonderful subjects. I love combining the industrial with the organic and your rubbing has the elements of both. Well done!

iHanna said...

Ingrid, your rubbings looks great in the photo. You could just mount them like that and hang! :-)

momto6 said...

Wow, Ingrid! Your rubbings are beautiful. I wish mine looked half that good and I would just frame them and hang them up. - Nicki

Wabbit said...

Ingrid, your rubbings look terrific. Thanks for sharing your brass rubbings too.

Cath Sheard said...

Those cog rubbings are fantastic - what a great idea. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Buck Lindsay said...

I too have the rubbing of the man (on the left), done about 1970. Can you ID name, date, location of the brass? Buck Lindsay

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Buck I would be happy to look up some info on it for you ... You didn't leave an email or any way of contacting you though.

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