Saturday, 17 August 2013

Beeswax ATCs

Over on the PA Blog, France created some ATCs using beeswax which produced a very interesting result. You can see the technique and finished ATCs here.  It's not easy stamping on beeswax but luckily, I had some Stazon cleaner so was able to take my rubbish stamping efforts off and start again without too much of a problem! France has also produced a much more even distribution of the beeswax - perhaps because she added encaustic medium mixed to the wax which I don't have. If you like to try different techniques, this is definitely worth a go.


16 comments:

Chris said...

Love how the images look as though they're floating over the wax, Carol. I'll have to give this a go - once I've made a bit of an effort to tidy up...

xx

Kaz Brown said...

they are gorgeous Carol! I'll have to check out the PA blog now.
I always use the heat tool to even out my beeswax but I guess not if you're stamping on it...
fab results you got anyway, they're both great!

Heather said...

I haven't come across this technique before but love the effect you achieved with these ATCs.

craftimamma said...

~Well, I think these are wonderful Carol. I also think your stamping onto the beeswax is great and I love the images you chose. I'm considering having a go at this later but doubt very much my wax will be even or my stamping anywhere near as good as yours.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sid said...

These look lovely, got the beeswax but never used it as yet !

Karin said...

Well done Carol for having a go.I love the results you've achieved.

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Beautifully done, Carol. I have only ever used wax once & it was on an ATC but it was normal candle wax brushed on thinly with a tiny paintbrush. I believe it is no where near as gorgeous smelling as beeswax!

GrĂ¡inne said...

They are absolutely gorgeous! Especially the one with the drops, love that! I just bought some beeswax pellets today and definitely have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. Suzanne

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I love the effect of the beeswax on the surface it adds such a soft ethereal effect.

Paula Whittaker said...

loving these Carol

sam21ski said...

Now I'm glad you found it hard to stamp onto to, I thought it was just me, unfortunately I didn't have the fore thought to use some stazon cleaner though - lol

Fab technique isn't it, with great results and great idea to incorporate a PA postcard.

They look great Carol - Sam xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

These look amazing! I love this effect. I'd love to try it, but I need beeswax and Stazon! Julie Ann xx

herminesplace said...

COOL! love them

Alison said...

They look fantastic Carol! This was such a fun technique...I'm definitely doing more! xx

butterfly said...

They are SO cool, Carol... I just love the patina of the wax, and the stamping looks great. Time to get drippy with some nightlights, I think!
Alison x

Neet said...

WOW, these look great!
Neet xx