Monday, May 24, 2010

Waxing Lyrical

I admit, this past weekend has been hard for me to even think about working (lots of lovely hot sun, and gardening!), let alone creating anything, but I have had on my mind using beeswax, and altering a few things with it. I have to admit I am not very "au fait" with wax, but did learn some techniques at Ranger U, and already had some wax in a meltpot project pan, which has been sitting on my desk for a couple of days! It is best to heat the beeswax in a separate pan, as too much heat will set fire to it! To experiment, and learn more about its effects, I used a tag I had already spritzed with Crafty Notions Mica Sprays with a bird mask, and I just brushed white melted wax over the tag. I then very gently heated it with a heat gun, and stamped the Calligraphic mat directly into the wax. I did mask off the bird, so it didn't get wax stamping in it, and then continued to melt the wax until I got the effect I wanted. I brushed the finished tag with perfect Pearls in gold, green and blue. It is very hard to photograph the shimmery effect, but all in all, I am very pleased with the end result. Strangely enough it makes the whole tag translucent, and hung up on my tag hanging thingy ( the overhead light!! lol) you can see right through it... The first picture is of it without Perfect pearls, so you can see the finish the Pearls has on it.  

Hope you have a sunny and creative day!
Hugs

17 comments:

Crissi Harvey said...

cool tag Jennie im surprised in this heat you had to use the melt pot at all LOL its so warm. love the end results

flutterbycrafter said...

this is fantastic, I love beeswax. I particularly like the effect the perfect pearls gives.

w said...

Great Jennie, but how about taking the meltpot into the garden with a long lead. That way you get fun and sun!

Rachel said...

Love the effect of the perfect pearls Jennie - I haven't tried them yet.
Loving the weather but the garden is going mad! & taking up crafting time!

Helen said...

it's too hot for me! AND I'm stuck in the office...!!! Love the wax work though.

Tracy Evans said...

Love your tag, must admit I have not played with wax for ages but the effects are great. Tracy Evans x

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Lovely tag, the bird looks great against the texture.

June said...

Beautiful work on this one Jennie and i love how good the beeswax looks
hugs June xxx

Sherry said...

Fabulous tag - I love the beeswax effect.

Julia Dunnit said...

Is lovely..like the colours. Liking the sunshine, make it stay!

Sid said...

Looks great Jennie, I have some beeswax and admit to never having used it to date.....really must 'have a go' with it soon !

Lori said...

Love it! I really like the colors!

Netty said...

I love it with and without the perfect pearls. The wax effect is stunning and you should be given a medal for making this in the hot weather we are having.
Annette x

Shar said...

Wonderful! Love those birds!

Lorraine said...

like this stamped background

Von said...

Owww lovely :)must give it another go

Lottie said...

What a brilliant effect - must try that