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Original Miniature Art Wedding Stationery :: Posted by: Hazel on November 10th, 2019

How Miniature Art In Wax became part of a very special day.

Earlier this year a friend asked me to help her create the place cards for her wedding.

She and her husband to be, love country style and with a special infinity for all things “Stag and Doe”. She showed me the cake topper she had bought for the cake and with this in mind I painted the little miniature painting of the kissing Stag and Doe heads. The cake was a silver birch style which you can see in the photographs below.

Miniature Art

Painted in my Encaustic wax paints onto gloss card, the miniature painting is just 2 x 1 1/2 inches and is shown below in a tiny wooden frame painted black 2 x 2 1/2 inches. My husband took a photograph of the painting which after cropping became part of the wedding place card design.

Now the wedding has taken place I can show these …..
Stag and doe miniature painting wedding stationery

Wedding Stationery

As the idea evolved my friend and I designed her wedding invitations to match, and the wedding stationery theme was created.

Using my miniature painting, (a rarity ! I don’t often allow prints of my artwork) we created the wedding stationery design, which was then printed and the bride made her invitations and place cards, layering the printed card on gold and green card stock.

Unique Table Settings

The card holders were individually made by the grooms son, beautiful walnut wood craved and with a tree of life medallion set in. A very talented craftsman, he also made a wonderful Oak centre piece and Pine cake stand for the occasion. The wood was also local and sourced In the Southend and Wakering area by the family as they are arborists for their business.

Original art at your wedding

I’m very proud to have my painting part of this wonderful occasion, we have had a fabulous week being part of the wedding with our great friends.

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Step by step – painting a miniature dolls house art in wax :: Posted by: Hazel on July 21st, 2016

Step by step – painting a miniature dolls house painting using encaustic wax and heat tools.

Miniature Art In Wax

I thought it might be interesting to show how I painted this miniature dolls house piece of art.
This painting is of a miniature flower pot and shows the stages of the painting.

I am painting using a specialist heat tool called an encaustic stylus. Which I use to melt the encaustic wax and paint and blend with. The papers I am using as a support for this and the other miniatures shown in this post have an abstract design with a distressed styles, it is a Matt paper / card stock from a local craft supplier, the encaustic card I normally paint on is a gloss surface which allows the wax to move more freely. This Matt surface is a porous surface and when the wax is painted on it stays on, it can tricky working so small on this type of support as there is little room for error !!

Miniature Art In Wax- Painting a flower pot

  • Using one of my smaller nibs on the heated painting stylus, I start by cutting my card or paper support to size, in this case 2 x 1.5 inches
  • I used a mixture of brown, bronze and gold to paint the flower pot.
  • Adding some grass to the bottom of the pot.
  • Next using a mixture of purple and silver wax I paint the tiny lavender.
  • Red poppies are added and then a variety of colours used to create an abundance of tiny bedding plants which I like to think of as in the style of busy lizzy flowers
  • Once finished the wax has a light polish with a soft cloth and I have backed this painting onto card stock to give a little more support to the painting.

dolls house art

More Miniature Art In Wax on patterned papers

The paintings have a great texture and the wax paint has a lovely sheen which off set with the patterned paper background has a very striking effect.

These miniatures would be great in a modern dolls house or contemporary miniature setting.

art in wax dolls house art

Some of these paints may still be available for sale please contact me for more information on buying Art in wax

Please note Art In Wax is for collectors and not a toy and not suitable for children.

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