Saturday, 6 April 2013

I Lurves It...

... 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

Hels x

28 comments:

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
Wow two fantastic pieces of art that would sit nicely in my home. I love the way you have used the bee's wax on them and the colour combos is fabby
Ria

Sandra Castle said...

Absolutely gorgeous Hels! I'm doing a wax workshop at the Artistic Stamper next Saturday as so far I've only used UTEE to make loads of Karantha embellies and porcelain flowers! I've used wax twice in workshops - once for an ATC and once for a Christmas dec! Wish I could've watched your Demos but I was at work and they frown upon using t'internet for personal use!!

Stamping in Pink said...

Absolutely stunning Hels. I did catch some of your shows and oh boy am I glad I did - I learnt more from you than I have from anywhere else and I've had my melt pot for years! Got one when they first came out. I'm going to dig it out soon to play with again - thank you or the inspiration and all the hints and tips were awesome! Karen x

Carole Z said...

Stunning art pieces Hels! My beeswax and mild-n-pour arrived on Thursday, so am hoping to play over the weekend! Carole Z X

The Taming of the Glue said...

Loving the beeswax! Had some on my shelf for yonks but have now gone wax-crazy! Many thanks for the fabbo comment on my blog..much appreciated.

Karen Clare said...

Absolutely love watching you Hels and gaining inspiration from all your fabulous makes! Will be at Ally Pally next weekend, what will you be demoing? Can't wait to see you :-) xx

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

What a lovely piece of art work. Lime green and black look great together.

Thanks for a week of eye opening projects. X

Joanne K said...

Loving the colour combination on the first one. I have spent the last evening trying to perfect my roses, which don't seem to look as good as yours. I guess practice makes perfect. Kind regards

darcydaydream said...

love these two projects and you are a tease! Can't wait to see you on our screens again...what you cooking this time?...lol
Have a great weekend
Christine in Darcy...xx

rachel said...

stunning work again Hels - maybe you can answer a question for me - do you need the project pot for the beeswax or can you simply turn the heat down on the melting pot? Whats your experience? Hugs Rachel xx

Gail said...

Brilliant Hels & thanks for the details on how too xx can't wait to hear your news xx Gail T xx

Caroline said...

Tease, lol. I remember when Stephanie (think it was her) asked when you'd be back & you hinted to it not being long. Can't wait!
Your projects are of course inspired & funky!! One day I'll get 'round to actually taking ideas in my head & converting them to projects. Lol!
Thank you for Everything Hels (feeling bit more comfortable calling you that now). You have worked SO hard & I do hope your plan to sleep tomorrow works out. And breathe.....
Love to Alfie cat, gorgeous woodgie that he is!!
Take care, ttfn, Caroline :))

Pat said...

Thank you for giving us close ups of your show samples Hels. And the few words about how they were made really help. You really are generous with you info and are so appreciated for that.
Pat xx

Carol Q said...

lovely Hels. Hoping to have a play with beeswax today. didn't manage to order any so I've grated up 2 very old blocks of beeswax I had loafing around (just don't tell the family I used the cheese grater lol)

Anita Houston said...

A twice sell out...woohoo!!! Way to go!!! Hope you are on COMMISSION!!!! Love the blues here! Fab demo piece...again! Excited to hear your news....in person!

nannapat said...

Love these projects Hels, the colours are just fab. Pat x

whyducks said...

Beautiful work, you little tease you!! No rest for the wicked then!

sue said...

Thanks for the class today at craftden sheffield Hels, absolutly loved it. see you in july lol x sue x

Linda Simpson said...

Oh Hels this is gorgeous, I love the beautiful flower and the gorgeous colours.

Hugs
Linda xxx

sandra carey said...

Hi Hels This is Beautiful you inspired me this week to buy the melt pot so i did and have been playing today would love it if you popped over to my blog for a look
Hugs Sandra xx
http://careyscards.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/first-time.html

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Brilliant projects, I love the colours, and love all the textures, and the flowers are divine. I watched all your shows, and loved every minute of your demo's.
You are such a tease, young lady, fancy leaving us in 'suspenders' like that ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, juat love all your projects
bought the melt pan and two project
pans and got some beeswax so all ready
to play on Monday as my daughter is
on holiday so don't have to go down to take
kids to school, so can play all week
watched all your shows and have kept
them to watch again for inspiration.
Nancyd xx

catherine said...

Both of these are beautiful Hels and such lovely colours. Great techniques
x catherine

Aquarius said...

These are gorgeous and I so enjoyed all of your shows. The word that something exciting is to come must be good, especially if you are ultra excited by it!!

Janine said...

Hi Hels. Just to say how much I enjoyed your workshop at The Craft Den yesterday. Have just become a follower so that I can be continually inspired by your projects.

Enjoy your Fish n Chips too!

Hugs, Janine xx

Joanne said...

I can't wait to have a play but have to finish some decorating and sewing first. Got all the programmes recorded so I'm a happy bunny.
xx

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous projects using the beeswax, love the perfect pearls mixed in.

butterfly said...

Fabulous pieces... am so sad I can't see your shows here in CZ, but sounds as though it's just as well for my credit card that I can't! Can't wait to hear the next exciting news...
Alison x

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