Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bee's Wax

 Bee's Wax


Bee's wax, tissue paper, fancy napkins, stamps, photos etc....    These are a few of the ingredients I used to make my bees wax collage last week at My Heart's Fancy in Edmond.  Robin and I decided to try this class out.  I wasn't sure that I would like it but am always up to trying anything new when it comes to art.   Well needless to say, I fell in love.  I wasn't looking for it.  It just happened!  


 This is what you need to melt bee's wax (found at hobby lobby).  We used a small iron, electric griddle, chip paint brushes, and loaf pans.


We started with a practice sheet so we could practice how to work with the thickness of wax and all the different mediums that we could use.


This one is Robin's, and it was exquisite!  It was definitely first place among the whole class!  So beautiful!


 We also used tags and melted crayons right onto the tag!  It was really cool.


Robin is in work mode.


So of course I had to drag some bee's wax home and try it for myself!


I made this one for my girl Leslie.


I made this one to go in my china cabinet.


Maranda made this one!  I love that she wrote LOVE -- EVOL!  She had fun helping me design hers. :)  Love that girl!  

Thanks Robin for suggesting the class.  I enjoyed being with you and love bee's waxing now!

8 comments:

  1. Isn't it so much fun! I love using beeswax...and the smell is so good too :0)

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  2. Oh how fun! I've always wanted to work with beeswax - I've even bought some but have been afraid to try it.

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  3. OH MY GOSH! What a lot of fun you have had since the class! Love the pieces you made all by yourself! You get a blue ribbon and a gold star...... Seriously, weren't everyone's canvases cool? Love it..... XOXOX

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  4. Funny! I just bought bees wax for the first time and I'm planning on testing it out on some of my canvases this week. You got me that much more excited!!

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  5. I KNEW that little 'ol bottle of wax pellets would not last you!

    Great fun, as always to see you. I want more Shelley!

    Thank you too!

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  6. Hey girl! Long time no see! This weekend is Jenn Hayslips Event in N. Carolina & I was thinking how we met at her event. Seems sooooooooo long ago. I didn't get to go as it's my anniversary this weekend & I have a date with hubby!

    Love your bees wax project. Looks messy but, fun. HUGS!
    Charlene

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  7. Hey darlin' ... stopping by to check on you and LOOK ! You make beeyouteeful things.

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  8. Shelley.
    I love those! I adore fooling around with napkins. This is too cool!
    Hugs,
    Suz

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