... I do! Oh yesh indeedily, I have said it a gadzillion times already, I know, but... I lurves beeswax and the cool (or hot!) things you can do with it. And, it seems, that you all loved the look of it too! Not only did it sell out once, it sold out twice! I had managed to get a few more pots for the shows on Tuesday and by Tuesday evening they had gone! I hear that peeps are already receiving their orders... if you have got your goodies home now, have a fabby weekend playing! Remember... if you get stuck, gimme a quick email and I will be able to help. A few of you also left me questions in your blog comments here but I can't answer them directly unless you have email enabled on your comment options... if you have asked a question and not received a direct reply from me, just bob me an email over and I will be able to respond. Right, on with todays
wafflings, I mean post!
Two samples today: They have both been made using beeswax and fabulous Studio 490 Art Part goodies... plus Eco Paints and Spellbinders and those cute Button Floral stamps I had on the shows. First up is a 4" canvas I altered. I started by painting the edges with black paint and then popped a piece of scrapbook paper onto the front, adding a strip to the right to connect the dots on the flowers to the dots on the scallop at the top. A good old coat of beeswax was added to the front and a smidge on the sides... and then whilst it was still warm (but set) I pounced Forever Blue Perfect Pearls around the edges... then I re-heated the wax and it drags the PP's into lovely patterns and as it sets, they go all blendy and cloud like.
I added the word Love - from the Love, Hearts and Stars Art Parts set. The spiral blossom and leaves were cut from more papers, dipped into the beeswax and left to set... I love the way the wax soaks up into the paper and makes it look all vintagey and old. The bits behind the flower and at the top of the canvas were painted with more eco paints and then overstamped with the large dotty stamp and then glued together... adding a couple of pearl pins to finish.
Next up is a little 4" shadow box that I flipped over and decorated the back of. This time, I painted the box sides with black and the front with cream and Lime Eco paints... using the scraped paint technique. I cut a piece of cosmetic tissue to fit the front and then randomly stamped the retro circles from the stamp set... I love these stamps, very funky and perfect for layering. I then painted a bit of wax onto the box front, applied the tissue and pressed it into the wax and then re-heated the wax - ensuring the heat tool was directly over the tissue - this stops it from flapping about. More wax was then added and spread about with the brush all whilst the heat tool was still going... this makes it easier to get an even coverage of wax and the whole tissue stuck down. Don't forget, if you apply the tissue and it is in the wrong place, simply reheat and move whilst the wax is still hot. The flower is a rose made up from scrapbook papers and dipped into the beeswax... as was the leaf... and then these were popped onto an Art Part and then I added the Love word to finish. Et Voila, two pieces of art that can be popped onto the wall or bobbed onto a shelf. Simples. Just remember, paint on the beeswax, use your heat tool to control it whilst you paint it around... and then once set, give it a buff with a soft cloth.
Right, I shall away... I needs to get myself organised and stuff boxed up ready for my class today... I shall let you into a smidge of a secret though... I have been working on something that should be coming to your screens very soon... I will keep you in suspenders until I know for deffo that the date is set... all I will say is that I am beyond excited!!! TEEHEE!!! Thanks for looking... have a grand day... TTFN