Finished Beeswax ATC
Materials: 1 qt size crock pot, set on high, natural beeswax from Michael's,
Heat Gun ( Nicole Heat Tool), Natural bristle brush
Wax (small chunks) took about 15-20 mins to heat.
I wrapped a piece of foil on the edge of the crock pot to catch drips
My first step was to glue down the background of
a piece of a French book page and the vintage image of the girl.
Let it dry. Next step is to paint the first layer of wax.
You need to work fast and paint your wax in the same direction,
moving across the shortest side, top to bottom.
Reload your brush with wax after each stroke.
This step is important. You must fuse your wax layer with
your paper otherwise it will flake and chip off eventually.
Gently, move your heat gun across your paper until the wax just re-melts
and gets shiny. If you place it too close your wax will move around,
which is not always a bad thing. Sometimes happy mistakes happen. :)
I placed the butterfly image on by slightly re-heating the wax
in the area I wanted it and quickly laying the image down with slight pressure.
Second layer of wax is painted over entire card.
This layer will cover the butterfly.
Again, fuse this wax layer with your heat gun. Important.
Then I placed the card stock text onto the card
by first slightly re-melting the area and quickly placing it down
with slight pressure.
I added the chipboard gold heart and glitter by the same
method of slightly re-heating the area and applying the heart
and sprinkling the glitter. I then added the third layer of wax.
Before I fused this third layer I rubbed a red oil pastel around the edges.
Then I used my heat gun to fuse this last layer . This is where I found out that
if your heat gun is too close, your wax will run around.
But, I liked the mistake as it caused the red oil pastel to
move around and created a wispy effect.