Monday, January 14, 2013


Just a little break in the gift showing- as I wanted you to see
my last two pieces, made after visiting my friend  PATTY... not on her blog but on her Facebook page,
where she showed some fantastic boxes she had "grilled"  to alter -and after 
that adhered different layers with beeswax!!!
The link takes you to the "GRILLING" :-)

This first piece is made from a piece of handmade paper, where I used
some of my favorite materials-like the driftwood,seaweed and a fearther-
all layered with wonderful birds nest paper,and fabrics.
And after that I used beeswax, as dear Patty had also used on her boxes.

Cas you see the soft look it creates on the birds wing , the papers,and the
driftwood piece...I just love it!

As I don`t have a grill outside in wintertime, and as you, if playing with boxes in fire,
need to take care of the eventual fumes from the paint,- burning...I throw this box into my
owen in my shop and working room, (not using my heating tool inside,for this----)
closed firmly,- and let it there for some hours.The result
was a beautiful altered box ready for decorating.

Also here I enjoyed the wax on top of papers,flower,and fabric, and
used a plaster angel  and old thread with its label still attatched!
It was wonderful playing with these pieces -the first ones after christmas!

Now from tomorrow I can look forward to a whole week together 
with my dear Mathilde, whom is visiting us- she hope to play in
the snow, with us, and make long tours on the beach,-so no doupt there
will be a grandma, very tired every evening! meaning
not that many visits with my blogging friends....
So I wish you all a wonderful week ahead, and sends

Love and hugs -
See you in 8 dayes again :-)



butterfly said...

Astoundingly beautiful work, Dorthe - these are both wonderful! I love the natural colours and materials, and will certainly have a look at the Grilling technique - sounds fascinating! Have a wonderful week!
Alison xx

JoAnne said...

Both of those pieces are absolutely beautiful Dorthe! Enjoy your grandma time. xoxo

Angela Richardson said...

Love the bird Dorthe. have a wonderful time with Mathilde.
Hugs, Angela.xx

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Beautiful art, as always, Dorthe. Have a wonderful week with your sweet grand daughter.
hugs and JOY,

Dortesjs said...

årrrhh super flot med bivoks, og bare så cute billede af fuglen

Minna Perälä said...

Dorthe, I love your creations!! colours, softness, structure and composition!!! All P-E-R-F-E-C-T !!!
I want to try that technigue too - Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Hugs, Minnamarika

Anonymous said...

Your wax creations are divine Dorthe! I will have to try this technique.

Have a great day,

Anonymous said...

My lovely friend
Oh My Goodness this is a sensational beeswax collage with a delicate appearance and shows the fragility of nature. Beautiful and translucent the layers of beeswax.
It is ages since I fired up my melt pot to use beeswax, you have inspired me.
A beautiful post!
P.S. This morning there has been a little snowfall.

Sophie said...

Hallo Dorthe,
das sieht super aus, einfach eine großartige Arbeit.
Du bist so kreativ, wundervoll.

marie said...

These creations are lovely!! They are both beautiful...but the first one is my favorite! The beeswax is a lovely idea.
Have a wonderful visit with your dear Mathilde...I know your days with her are so special to you. Enjoy every minute!

Tanya said...

How intriguing this technique is, with GLORIOUS results!

Have fun with precious Mathilde - XOXO

Boża Siłaczka said...

Ptasia kompozycja piękna!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Dorthe, both pieces are gorgeous!

Alisa Noble said...

Beautiful work, Dorthe!
I love using bees wax... so much fun.

My Creative House said...

Dear Dorthe your new creations are both so beautifully made, hyggeligt at se dine fine nye collager med bivoks, her har sneen væltet ned hele dagen, så det er blevet til noget mere oprydning, vi snakkes ved.
Knus Anni

Createology said...

Dorthe Dear your altered art is always so beautiful and now I can see the special quality that the beeswax adds to the final layer. Enjoy Mathilde and being a wonderful Grandma. Angels making Snow Angels for fun and laughter and precious memories. Blissful my friend...

Bente said...

Så nydelig, Dorthe. Elsker det med fuglen på.

Ha en flott uke og kos deg.


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your bird hanging is absolutely gorgeous,dear Dorthe and the tin is lovely.Have a wonderful time with Mathilde my dear friend. Hope the sun is shining for you.

sharon said...

I am in love with your precious and beautiful, so calming to me, and sweet! The softness is magic!
Enjoy your week with family is the best of times!

Paula said...

Hello my sweet, dear heart Dorthe! Your work is stunning sweetheart! You are so gifted and talented my beautiful friend! The bird is so sweet and the details on both pieces are amazing! I hope you have a wonderful time with Mathilde! I know you both will have so much fun! I am so happy for your dear friend! I love you and send you hugs and best wishes for a wonderful week ahead! Love, Paula xoxoxo

Erika said...

Liebe Dorthe, wieder wunderschöne Stücke, die Du kreiert hast. Die Farben sind so unglaublich, ich würde gerne mehr über diese Technik erfahren, wenn Du wieder Zeit hast. Ich wünsche Dir/Euch eine herrliche Zeit mit Mathilde. Viele liebe Grüße und kys und Knuddel von Deiner Freundin Erika

Jayne said...

I love that technique Dorthe, I will have to try it. The pieces you have created are beautiful. Enjoy your time with your Mathilde - lots of lovely time together. Jayne x

Yitte said...

Dear Dorthe, your new creations are gorgeous i lve the beeswax. Have a good time with Mathilde.

Hugs and love Yvonne

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh Dorthe...these are both gorgeous...I love the the natural colouring and embellishments and adore the soft and dreamy effect the beeswax gives...Patty's technique sounds very interesting...Have a good week and enjoy the precious time with your family x x

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

Your latest work is so beautiful, love the sweet bird and the beeswax really gives it depth.
Have a fun time with Mathilde in the snow, will be happy days!
Sending warmest hugs

~*~Patty S said...

I Love how you waved your magic beeswax wand over these beautiful creations dear Dorthe ... every detail is so special!!!

Thank you also for the kind mention and linking to my Magpie's Nest.

You are not only very talented but oh so generous too!

Enjoy * Enjoy your time with your special girl

Suztats said...

I do like your beautiful bird hanging, Dorthe. Have a wonderful time with Mathilde!

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear Dorthe, I just LOVE these pieces!!!! I've heard of that grilling of the tin boxes before too! It ages them so beautifully...and your components are just wonderful ~ the bird piece gorgeous as well!!! Beeswax is so fun to work with and you're right, it can add such softness to an image. I hope you enjoy your visit with your sweet family, I know you will!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Sandy said...

Oh wow ao so beautiful pieces with beeswax Sweetie.
I love all what you made.
Absolutely unique.

nelly said...

Обичам колажи със смесена техника от естествени материяли, сякаш са откъснати от природата. Винаги се изумявам от комбинациите и креативните ти решения Дороти.
Поздрави и успешна седмица от мен.

Anonymous said...

Originales y bellos. Un saludo

Sugar Lump Studios said...

this is such a stunning piece Dorthe. I love every detail. I have yet to play with beeswax - hope to one day but may have to go to Denmark to do so! ;)

We saw on tv the other night that Copenhagen is the "happiest city" in the world. I know you don't live there - but it is part of your country! :)

AppleApricot Wen said...

Dear Dorthe, both of your works are gorgeous. The beewax gives such a beautiful soft look.
Have a wonderful happy time with Mathilda!
Hugs, Wendy

Anneke said...

dear dorhte
this is stunning work and i like the touch of beeswax.

your work is always exclusive and a joy to see.
hugs from ann

Maureen said...

Wow, Dorothe, these are absolutely beautiful! You have done a wonderful job... it must smell wonderful too; I love the smell of beeswax!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello my dear Dorthe
What beautiful artwork here - just love your little nature collage - it is so delicate and so beautifully arranged on the handmade paper with all the special touches that nature provides and it so wonderful that you are using them like this here.
The beeswax tin is gorgeous too - an angelic creation by your hands.

Hope you are having the best time with your special girl with special moments shared that will last on and on after she returns.

With warm love and hugs - keep snuggled up together after building snowmen as we sizzle over here!

Suzy xox

Unknown said...

Beautiful work, enjoy your Grandbabies, many Hugs,

Alexandra said...

Das ist eine wunderschöne Collage meine Liebe!
Viel Spaß mit Mathilda :)
Hugs Alexandra

Mosaic Magpie said...

I have some encaustic beeswax and shellac mixture...and I find it very messy to work with although it does give a beautiful look...I may try what you have done here with only the beeswax. Your collage with the thread is a beauty! Enjoy your sweet girlie!

Evi said...

this looks very interesting. I will find out how it is done from the blog.
Your collage is beautiful. I love everything with birds anyway, and this beeswax procedure gives it even more character.
I am always amazed by you, always trying new things. Makes me feel like a stick in the mud, not going anywhere.
Have fun with Mathilde.
Warm hugs,

Jillayne said...

Dorthe, I love this. The beeswax softens everything just as you said and it all looks so very pretty.
What a wonderful idea!

Travel With Lulu said...

What artistry! I love the mixed media - all so creative!

Karina Beck said...

Hvor er de supersmukke!
God weekend.

Mom E. said...

Gorgeous work as always Dorthe...Such a pretty look on everything....You have a great time with your guest...HOpe you are all well!
Hearts to you,

Lululiz said...

Oh my goodness, Dorthe, the bird collage is so beautiful! I love the wax technique you have used, one day I really must try it out myself. The second piece of art is really gorgeous as well. You have such a wonderful talent, my dear. xx

Carole said...

I wish you happy grandma time. Thanks so much for your lovely visit the other day. I have been slacking in the blog dept these days.
big hugs

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dear Dorthe, What a beautiful technique to create these gorgeous pieces. You always do an amazing job with your designs. Your bird collage is simply grand. I have seen this artform many years ago, but have not tried it myself. It is very interesting.
Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Have a wonderful winter day. Stay warm.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Ephemera said...

Hi Dorthe, ravishing work adore them both, such exquisite workmanship. xx

Lisa said...

I love these! You have made me get my wax pot out and play:)

Karin said...

Dorthe. these are both truly exquisite.

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