I was determined to try this....
especially after hearing how much we all have in common!
I've put this off long enough ~
I purchased the Melting Pot at Michael's with a 50% off coupon, YAAAY!
Then I drove down the road and bought the beeswax at Hobby Lobby using their
40% off coupon.....this, my friends, is the way to buy new art supplies!
I printed out a precious little baby image on my printer ~
then printed this gorgeous image that was Lisa's gift in one of her tutorials.
I trimmed tracing paper to an 8 1/2" x 11" size so I could feed it through my printer.
Well, the ink stays pretty wet and I waited awhile for it to dry.....no dice.
Then I sprayed it with a fixative (for pastels, etc.) and it worked great!
Then it was time to load up the pot ~ the cool thing about this melting pot is that it's temperature controlled!
Plus they tell you not to go over 180 degrees for wax...I have to have directions :)
My artwork is usually so structured....very so-so.
But this is so LOOSE!
I have to tell you though, I LOVED IT!
I've been wanting so bad to loosen my style up just a little....
and this, my friends, FORCED me!
I slathered on beeswax, dipped the image inside using tweezers...then the best part of all,
using my heat gun to melt it all again and thin out all that I'd caked up!
Here's the result:
I can't believe it, I LOVE IT!!!
I've got to try more....
What do you think?
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My precious granddaughter, Clara....just lovin' life!
Tellin' her mama the way it is!
Did I tell you this angel is a nature lover?
She's holding a little frog then let's him go on his merry way ~
Have a WONDERFUL Friday dear friends,
hugs and love,