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Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas wishes!

I wanted to try coating an image using bees wax.  I had seen this done in a Stampington magazine and loved the effect.

I stamped the image using a water resistant black ink.  Then I colored it using watercolor pencils and a water brush.  I sponged the edges with distress ink. 

I heated up the beeswax in the melt pot and dipped my image in the pot.  I used my tweezers and had to rotate half way through to get wax over the entire surface.  After it was coated I laid it down to let it cool. Then I heated it up with the heat gun to move the wax and dabbed up excess wax with baby wipes.

After that it was just layering and distressing the edges.  I also highlighted the main image with glitter and white gel pen.

Images: Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods Frosty and Friends

Wishing you all wonderful Christmas Wishes!



  1. I have never seen that stamp look better. Gorgeous card!

  2. Wow, that is gorgeous!!! I'm hoping Santa brings me a melting pot! I sure did drop enough hints to Santa. LOL!

  3. Beautiful card, love the image and the colours :) Merry Christmas!!

  4. Gorgeous card, love the white highlighting and the image is fantastic. I have so enjoyed your art in 2011, cannot wait to see your makes in 2012. Tracy x

  5. This is lovely, what a great effect you have achieved. Laura

  6. Beautiful! Love the use of the beeswax, fab coloring!

  7. Gorgeous card, love the idea of the beeswax-adds so much to the card.

  8. wow, excellent job with the wax Suzz! I love the detail with the white pen and how aged the image looks, really gorgeous!
    Christmas Blessings!

  9. Isn't that just the funnest tech! Love your results Suzz.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Fabulous New Year!
    hugs Lynn

  10. ** superbe
    joyeuses fêtes *

  11. I love taking photos of distressed old doors Sue and would certainly add this one to my collection. what a stunner and great effect with the wax. Happy Christmas to you as well!

  12. Ooooh, it's beautiful! Don't you love wax? I was just playing with it yesterday. It was like potato chips.... hard to stop!

  13. OMGosh, Suzz, that is just too gorgeous for words. I had to look up close. How awesome and so was your technique~! A Very Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  14. WOW!! What a gorgeous card.. I just love it!!!

    Hugs, Linda


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