Cancer Craft Challenge



  • Enter the Cancer Craft Challenge Here!

    Sponsored by Craftster.org

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    With the Sun in watery Cancer, and summer on our minds, this month's Cosmic Craft Challenge, sponsored by Craftster.org, is all about the beach!.

    +++++++++++++++++++++THE CHALLENGE: +++++++++++++++++++++

    Get creative with materials from the Crab’s home: sand, shells, pebbles, agates, feathers, starfish, sand dollars, and driftwood are all great crafting materials for a fun summer project. Buy them from a craft store or, better yet, collect your own! Crabs are homebodies, so use these beachy materials to create something cozy for your home – wall decorations, and blankets are just examples.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++ THE RULES:++++++++++++++++++++++++

    • Post a photo of your craft, as well as a description of how you made it, by July 17, in this Forum. Each entrant will receive a copy of the book Divination by Tarot.com founder Paul O’Brien, which includes a Tarot.com gift certificate for $15!

    • Photo file requirements: Photo file size must be less than 300 KB. If you have difficulty uploading your image, please submit it to craftchallenge@tarot.com.

    • Polling will happen from July 18 to July 20, with live results displayed in the Forums.

    • The lucky winner will be announced and notified on July 22, when the Sun is in Leo

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++ THE PRIZE: +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The winning crafter will receive an autographed copy of Paul O'Brien's expert Divination book, which also includes a $15 gift certificate to Tarot.com. The winner will also receive a WEEK'S worth of FREE Daily Reflection Tarot reading.

    But everyone who participates gets a copy of Paul's book, so be sure to participate!


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  • This is a painting made of beeswax, resin, tar paper, pigments, and shellac. It is 10 inches by 10 inches. And smells great!

    Starting with a piece of wood panel, I apply a heated mixture of beeswax, damar resin, and colored pigments. I keep this mixture on a hot-plate type of surface so it stays liquid. I have used mostly titanium white pigment here but there are some under layers that are a blue gray color as well. With a paintbrush I apply the hot liquid wax in layers and fuse it together with a butane torch so it becomes a solid surface of beeswax. After sufficient layering, I cut out thin strips of the tar paper (used for roofing and bought at the hardware store) and arrange them on the painting. I layer the tar strip arrangement with some fairly transparent, non-pigmented wax and fuse again with the torch. Finally, I apply a small amount of shellac (a mild orange/tan color) and let it dry for a while. Then, taking the painting outdoors, and wearing a respirator, I torch the shellac to get it to melt and do strange things.

    I've named it "Styx."

    *(I am a Cancer Sun, with Leo rising and a Pisces Moon).



  • This is a painting made of beeswax, resin, tar paper, pigments, and shellac. It is 10 inches by 10 inches. And smells great!

    Starting with a piece of wood panel, I apply a heated mixture of beeswax, damar resin, and colored pigments. I keep this mixture on a hot-plate type of surface so it stays liquid. I have used mostly titanium white pigment here but there are some under layers that are a blue gray color as well. With a paintbrush I apply the hot liquid wax in layers and fuse it together with a butane torch so it becomes a solid surface of beeswax. After sufficient layering, I cut out thin strips of the tar paper (used for roofing and bought at the hardware store) and arrange them on the painting. I layer the tar strip arrangement with some fairly transparent, non-pigmented wax and fuse again with the torch. Finally, I apply a small amount of shellac (a mild orange/tan color) and let it dry for a while. Then, taking the painting outdoors, and wearing a respirator, I torch the shellac to get it to melt and do strange things.

    I've named it "Styx."

    *(I am a Cancer Sun, with Leo rising and a Pisces Moon).



  • Congratulations, SeattleKate! You are the winner of the Cancer Craft Challenge. A Tarot.com customer service representative will be contacting you about your prize. Thanks for participating!



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