I have combined my New Everything art/PaperArtsy stamps with the new topic, Wax on the PA blog. see here.
I have seen wax art before but not really paid much attention, but I absolutely loved looking at all the art on display and have spent quite a few hours on You Tube and Pinterest to try and find out more.
There's quite a few materials required but I didn't want to spend any money if if wasn't something I liked, so I had to improvise a lot....
First issue a heat source, I don't have a melt pot so I remembered we had a Chinese food burner and some foil tins which worked very well.
Next no wax so I brought I cheap candle and kids crayons from the supermarket and melted over the burner.
So first the first try was a disaster, I tried making black lines and ended up with a huge mess which I scraped off and tried again after watching some more video's
I am guessing that with the proper materials things would hopefully be easier.
You really do need the white background if your not adding colours. I did 2 layers on wax and fused, this time I held my heat gun further away from the wooden surface, just to get the gloss look and not remelt.
Then layers on tissue stamped script, then main image this time I stamped on white paper instead of tissue paper and coloured with Gelatoes. I brushed on the back with wax first before I quickly laid down on the surface, this was much better, next I added the black die cut circles in the same way.
This is the only process photo I took as got carried away.
I wanted the phrase to stand out so used some white crayon wax first, but when I did another layer this melted and moved, see below, not sure if this is because its a kids crayon or if your not supposed to do another layer over the top or something else, very annoying through.
I added a couple of strips of gold card and a button and give one last coat before I dipped white wax over the top and added gold micro power and flake.
Mmmm ok I think, really want to do a workshop on this to learn further about layering then fusing colours and how to get a textured surface instead of a flat one. If anyone can recommend one, maybe online I would be grateful and then I can buy the proper kit to have a better go. Really like the idea of making art this way and think there's a hell of a lot of learning to be done.
Thanks for having a look and hope you can leave a nice comment.