Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Kandi Projects Revealed!!

I just received an email that told me I can reveal on my blog the Kandi Corp Pigmented Beeswax projects I created. YAHOO!!

If you don't know what I'm talking about... In November, I was chosen as a Hot Stuff Designer Artist for Kandi Corp. I was sent a Hot Wax Stylus and every luscious color of pigmented beeswax they make. So, without further ado, here are the 6 projects I created for them...
Here's the super easy wheel barrow. The wheel barrow is completely covered in wax with rick rack ribbon and stickers embedded into the wax. Then inside the wheelbarrow I placed flowers with a vintage hummingbird piece. This was the most simplistic piece I made.

Here's an ocean frame I created. With their Ocean color palette, it was a natural choice to create something beachy. The picture was taken this past Summer of Caleb surfing down at Nantasket Beach in Hull, MA. The flowers were created using Flower Soft and the beach umbrella was created from a portion of a skinny mini mold and some copper colored metal. Even the beach has some sparkle in it, if you look closely!

This is one of my favorite pieces. Although, I love them all, I just love the neutral browns and yellows... two of my most favorite colors. I found the large Fleur de Lis at a Michael's this past Holiday Season. It's supposed to be an ornament but I changed that up a bit. The upper left corner is a Tattered Angels Glimmer Mask used with wax and then filled in with some gold leafing.

OK, here's another favorite. This one probably took me the longest to do. It's actually supposed to be a door hanger. But only for New England or somewhere else cold this time of year. You really couldn't hang it on a door that is exposed to the elements or one that is in direct sunlight either. Originally the piece is a napkin. Yup, it's a plain ole Bounty Holiday Napkin. I found the Welcome sign and the sled at either Michael's or Joanne's. Although the base is a napkin, the entire piece is hand colored. I used a lot of the calligraphic tip on this one. The star, the lines, the skates, some of the trees, all with the Kandi Hot Wax Stylus Calligraphic tip. One of my Ah-Ha moments while creating this design was to add in the Fantasy Fibers. I really needed the skate pond to stand out and I just wanted a little sparkle. Well, those fantasy fibers - they were made to sparkle and melt. PERFECT! It takes a little practice to do it, as you don't want them too melted but once you've got it, it comes out beautiful! OK, so maybe this is my favorite piece!

Can you believe that this next piece was originally green and red plaid? Yup! It was. If you had the piece, you could look inside and see that down about half way, it's still green. I just couldn't get the brush in that far. And I figured that the bottle of wine or champagne would cover up the green anyhow! This was a piece I made for my Sister, Nicole. As you may, or may not, know she's getting married next month. Although she won't get this exact one, I will recreate another for her. I actually used lots of 10 Seconds Studio Metal on this piece, all along the bottom and on the cover. The black on the top is actually all wax. ~Try using some masking tape to tape an area and then when you wax over it and pull off the tape slowly while still warm, the tape will mask off a nice clean line for you! Doesn't it look stunning?~ The pink piece on the top has pearls waxed into the center areas, the wording is done with the calligraphic tip and the bottom pieces of metal are adhered just using wax. I'm really loving how the wax looks on top of the metal. Some really cool designs and looks going on here! I even created a heart with a stamp. Add a little more bling and you've got a beautiful wedding gift!

And last but not least, a card. This card uses a lot of the spade tip of the Kandi tool. The sun and leaves are all done using the spade tip. Some of the detail in the tree is done with the brush tip. I used the brush tip many times in the pieces above but you might actually get a chance to see it in this up close photo. I just love how this card turned out. Another favorite. OK, forget it... they are all my favorites.

Sharon at Kandi gave me the go ahead to start teaching some of these, so the card will be the first one. This will be the Friday Feature for February at the Scrapbook Cupboard. It'll be quick, easy and you'll get to use all the different tips of the Hot Wax Stylus. The dates on those classes are February 13th and 28th from 7-9PM. Check out the side panel for more information.

Let me know which is your favorite. I'd love to hear! And if you're going to CHA, maybe you'll see one of these in person??

You can also check out some of the other designers work by clicking on the links in the Kandi blog.


Sherry Goodloe said...

The Paris piece is my favorite. Lots of good work there Kim :)

Suze said...

Proud of You...absolutely marvelous work!

DanaB said...

My fave
The Winter Welcome!

Great stuff my friend!

scrapgeek14 said...

LOVE the wheelbarrow!

LynneForsythe said...

Well you go girl!! Your projects are fantabulous!! I must say. What talent!!