Monday, 15 February 2016

Beeswax on a Sunday Afternoon!

Hi Everyone,

The theme over on the Paperartsy blog this fortnight is 'wax'

To find out more details click HERE

I created another loose journal page:

I started by adding Fresco paints in Chutney, Pumpkin Soup, Chalk, Seaweed and Chatreuse. Then added stencilling with a TCW stencil and French Roast and Chalk paint along with some background stamping from Paperartsy HotPicks set HP1501:

Then I added the main images in black archival from Paperartsy HotPicks set HP1506:

Next was the beeswax - a new experience for me!

I struggled to get an even layer over the whole page - there was a lot of reheating going on and wax everywhere lol!

But after some persistence I'm really happy with my page - I love the muted look the wax gives to the page and also how it feels, such a different texture to normal pages.

Here's a couple of close ups to try to show the waxy layer:

Thanks for looking!

Claire x




  1. Gorgeous colours - it looks fab

  2. Gorgeous colours - it looks fab

  3. Oooh wow, love this, the colours are fab and your wax really finishes it off xx

  4. oh Claire this is lovely..great colour combo and choice of stamps. Hope you are ok xxx

  5. Looks like you really have a winner with that colour combo Claire because my first reaction on seeing your page was 'Wow, I love those colours!' and it seems we all feel the same. Your page is beautiful and I had the same trouble with getting my wax to even out but it doesn't really matter, the effect is still stunning!

    Lesley Xx

  6. Mine was a nightmare too Claire, but you emerged out the other side intact and with a gorgeous creation! Xx

  7. Amazing page! Beautiful colours and great wax result. xx

  8. This is gorgeous, Claire, I love the colours you've chosen,

    Lucy x

  9. I was chasing the melted wax around my page to try and flatten it (to no avail)! With or without wax, this is a wonderful page!