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8 years of Art In Wax with Miniaturist Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on September 3rd, 2019

Celebrating 8 years of Art In Wax

Celebrating 8 years with a little trip down memory lane …..

It’s been 8 years of Art In Wax online and blogging, so I thought it might be fun to take a look back at some of the posts. My blog has 245 posts and 375 comments so this is just a brief highlight of some of the posts, not in any specific order.

It was September 1st 2011 when the Art In Wax Blog was launched, designed and built by myself and my husband Adrian.

I am very proud to say my art has been very popular and I sell internationally, with pieces of my Art In Wax currently in 18 countries on 4 continents …… as far as I know. The first painting I sold was actually in August 2011 ….. you know who your are …. Margaret.

So on to the highlights …..

I had been painting and selling larger paintings and ACEO collectible miniature art when I was commissioned to paint for a Dolls House and as they say ….”the rest is history” and my dollhouse art is what I now concentrate on painting.

June 8th 2013 : First miniature Art In Wax specifically for a dolls house
https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/dolls-house-original-art/

As a miniaturist I needed a miniature property of my own of course !! And September 23rd 2013 I posted about Adrian finishing building The Gallery …… my 1:12th Art Gallery https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/grand-opening-the-gallery/

My art and my miniature Art Gallery have featured in magazines and blogs and even appeared on TV once …..
April 14th 2014 Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine Features Art In Wax
October 7th 2016 Dolls House Magazine November 2016
The Dolls House Magazine Features Art In Wax
October 8th 2011 Art In Wax is shown on TV https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/artinwax-ontv/

Miniature art features Hazel Rayfield

On the October 5th 2014 I blogged about my First Dolls House Fair
https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/miniature-dolls-house-art-fair/
I did a year of fairs and exhibitions which was great fun, but as I sell my art worldwide, and the changes to the way we all Shop means I now only sell online, in my Etsy store and via my website and Facebook page.

Miniature Art In Wax on display in Dolls Houses and Miniature Properties

Over the years I’ve done posts featuring dolls houses and miniature properties with my Art In Wax on display ….

 

https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/miniature-dolls-houses-displaying-art-in-wax/

 

https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/miniature-art-home-by-essex-artist-hazel-rayfield/

 

https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/dolls-house-feature-miniature-art/

 

https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/dolls-house-miniature-feature-caravan/

My miniature art in dollhouse

Videos of me painting

We have made a few video films of me painting in encaustic, some of these feature in blog posts.
https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/category/video/

And in June 25th 2014 I was Commission by a US company to create videos for Ampersand Art Supply Showing me painting onto their Encausticbord
https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/art-in-wax-on-ampersand-art-supplies-encausticbord-video-demonstrations/

Thank You

Thank you everyone, my collectors and friends, who has support and encouraged me today and in the past 8 years, many of you have inspired and challenged me with your commission requests. A few of my commissions are shown below.

Thank you to everyone for for reviews and comments, and for showing me your wonderful dollhouse creations with my art on display. Selling a piece of art is always exciting and never taken for granted, painting in Encaustic is my passion and never more so than now in 2019.

And to celebrate 8 years of Art In Wax I am offering a little gift,  with all purchases from my Etsy store this week [offer ends Sunday 8th September] 25% Discount when you enter the code CELEBRATING at check out in my Etsy store .

* NO Minimum Order. Offer only applies to purchases via Etsy and orders must be paid for on the day of purchase. Can only be used once and not in conjunction with any other offer  

Please leave a comment on my blog, I would love to hear from you.

Hazel

Art commissions dollhouse paintings

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Dolls House Feature Miniature Art :: Posted by: Hazel on July 24th, 2019

Miniature Property with my Dollhouse Art on display

Firstly I would like to thank Danielle in Ohio who have very kindly sent me photos of her wonderful dollhouse miniature property with my Art In Wax paintings on display.

I’m always thrilled to see and hear about where my art is on display.Dollhouse featuring my miniature paintings

I love seeing where my art now resides so I’m very proud to show today, pieces of my art in this amazing dolls house, which is itself a work of art, with such care attention to detail this house created and decorated over the past seven years, and I’m told “I’m is still adding and taking away from it today” ….. we all know that feeling.

Paintings On Display

Currently four of my paintings are in this dollhouse, two hats mixed media pieces and a period style dressed mannequin are in the Haberdashery Room and the framed vase of Hydrangea flowers in a bedroom.

Look closely and you will see, her dresser with the yarns, ribbons and the sewing machine which are just so adorable.

 

Hats miniature dollhouse paintings Mannequin painting dollhouse

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Dolls House Haberdashery Paintings :: Posted by: Hazel on February 5th, 2019

Haberdashery In Miniature

Haberdashery sewing machine art
A collector of my miniature art, who is a dolls house collector and miniaturist contacted me a short while ago as she was starting her latest project, a miniature 1:12th scale haberdashery, come dress shop, come Ladies boutique, in a vintage period style, and she asked me to paint some specific pieces of miniature art for her new project.

Commissioned to paint for a themed property

So I have been commissioned to paint for this interesting project and I’m having a lot of fun painting in the theme, with an open brief my imagination and Wax has been flowing.

I have worked with Tricia before on her Dance Studio and she has quite a collection of my miniature Art In Wax. These are some of the paintings for her haberdashery store, which is now underway, the building shell of the shop can be seen in the picture above, once the property is complete I am hoping Tricia will let us see the finished shop, with all it’s Art In Wax on display.

Haberdashery paintings

The mannequin dress painted panels are 13 cm high and will be mounted in the wall. The panels tie in with the set of four miniature pieces each with the project theme, period style dresses, sewing, threads, wool and yarn. All these pieces are painted in Encaustic paint on specialist gloss card which is cream in colour. The most recent piece, finished this week is the antique style sewing machine and and basket of fabric painting.

The two mixed media advertising style plaques, are unusual and a unique challenge of their own.

Mixed Media Miniature Art In Wax

This painting style like a sign, plaque or advertisement works great as a miniature for a dollhouse size shop. Giving a very unique and personal feel to the art. I have in the past painted in this style for property signs and personalised art.
The paintings are a combination of ink and encaustic Wax paint. I used my computer and printed the ink lettering into a semi sheen (and semi absorbent) card support then wax painted over the printing, this seals the print into the painting and then I paint the picture. Only the text is printed.

Commission A Piece Of Dolls House Art.

Commissioning a piece of my art is easy …. so why not Contact me and have a painting commissioned for your dolls house or miniature property.

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Dolls House Miniature Feature Caravan :: Posted by: Hazel on October 3rd, 2018

Featured Miniature Property

i am very excited to be featuring this wonderful miniature project on my blog today.

“The Californian RV”

This amazing miniature property is a Vintage style RV (recreational vehicle) or caravan as we call them here in the UK which has been created by one of my American miniature art collectors. Darlene has several of my paintings in her collection and this is her  second miniature property project and is a gift for her friend in California. The travel trailer kit is by Green leaf Dolls houses in the USA.

I asked Darlene about some of the elements that she created and she says ……

I did make the curtains and awning from from heavy scrapbook paper and I also put that same paper on picnic table. My friends RV park backs up to Plumes National Forest in Cannon Dam California. The trees there are huge with pinecones on them. I used some of the baby pinecones and pine needles from her property.

Miniature dollhouse caravan

The detail is wonderful and a lot of work and time has gone into creating this miniature property, the RV or caravan as we say here in the UK is set in its own plot with garden accessories and a seating area.

The attention to detail in the miniature work is lovely I do like the hat on the bedpost. And of course a piece of my art features on the wall. The Egyptian style cat fits in perfectly to this setting.

This is the cat piece of art ….. it was part of a Egyptian themed set of paintings

Egyptian themed art

Thank you Darlene for allowing me to share your project on my Blog. I do love seeing my art in its new home.

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