Saturday, 5 June 2010

LTD Bees Wax


Have often admired the art of others with Wax but never tried the medium myself. Hilda's challenge this week on the Lots to do is to use Wax, its a medium Hilda has used quite a bit always with stunning results and her example this week is gorgeous. Bit thank you Hilda for keeping the blog going its always something different and interesting one of my favourite weekly challenges.

So wax all I have are sheets of wax from a candle making starter kit, tore one up and melted it and poured it into a grape mould. This mould came from a cake crafters shop locally they make them there and so different to the usual crafting moulds. Repeated this three times, between melting and cooling sessions the grapes image stamped and coloured with promarkers, masked and music script overstamped. More wax melted and poured all over image repeatedly. When the image was well covered put it in the fridge to set the wax. Once cooled peeled wax off the main image melted a little more and stuck the bunches of grapes on.

Surprised by the result and love the silkie feel of the wax. Any ideas how to keep it?

15 comments:

  1. Zoe, the wax suits you well, those grapes are so cool. I have a little something on my blog for you but no pressure!

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  2. P.s if you use bees wax it tends to keep just fine as long as it not in the hot sun! LOL

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  3. Wow Zoe, love all the texture and those grapes are gorgoeus. I love beeswax and you're right it feels really silkie doesn't it?
    Claire xx

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  4. Looks like terrific fun, have never tried this either. Great results. Annette

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  5. Oh Zoe this is so good.

    love dawn xx

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  6. oh zoe hun yet again so inventive the grapes look brilliant love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  7. Looks great Zoe, bet the texture feels lovely
    Chrissie xx

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous Zoe love everything about it. Your beeswax piece will keep just fine so long as you don't put it near heat

    Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

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  9. Zoe this is a stunning piece, those wax grapes have turned out wonderful - just love the hwole composition of it

    Thanks for playing along with us over on Lotstodo again this week - Sam xxx

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  10. whoo Zoe thats come out really well :)
    Von x

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  11. This is fab, I love your grapes. This challenge is bringing out a few of us 'firsties' lol

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  12. VERY COOL
    I've yet to do any molding - sure looks cool here
    (BTW, I came over from Lots to Do)

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  13. Looks fantastic, I have enjoyed looking at your blog.

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