Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Beeswax



you will need some beeswax and a means of heating it - if you don't have a melt pot an oil burner with a nightlight will work perfectly ok. I keep a pan for my melt pot especially for beeswax. I also use a brush kept again just for beeswax




A photo and some cardstock





Paint the beeswax on - gradually bulding up the layers until you can hardly see the photo



I scraped the wax away from the faces then soften the wax with my heat gun and stamped all around with swirl image.

Gorgeous smell in my craft room - I'll probably use this piece on the front of one of my books

12 comments:

sam21ski said...

WOW this looks fantastic, thanks for sharing xxxx

Cheryl said...

wow this looks great hun fab technique too love cheryl xxxxx

Sue Abbott said...

Love the beeswax effect but only used it once. I have got my melt pot on my table as we speak so you never know!
Sue x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

I love this Hilda, thanks so much for sharing the technique :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Well I am so glad I came over here! Awesome tutorials, some I've done some I haven't ,you will be seeing alot of me. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind words, good luck
Lynn

craftytrog said...

That's fabulous, must dig out that beeswax I bought months ago! Lol!

Knerten said...

Wow, this is so cool; thanks for sharing !

Linda L. said...

Add me to those of us that have had our beeswax for a time and still wrapped in its original paper. This takes away my 'Ummmm not too sure I can go there." Thanks so much.

jodi of the creative JAR said...

thanks for sharing as always

mommabear said...

Beautiful work Hilda

Sandro Rybak said...

thank you for sharing the idea. looks great.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Very cool, thanks so much for sharing this fabulous technique!!