Beeswax Time

sisters-wax.jpgMmmmmmmmm!!!  Have you ever worked with beeswax?  Oh my does it smell yummy while you’re creating.  It’s like aromatherapy for the artist!  If you have than you know exactly what i’m talking about, if you haven’t, now’s the time to try it! There are a couple different ways you can create with wax, either by dipping things into it, like, finished atc’s, or painting it on w/ a paintbrush, or using a hot marks tool or mini iron as well. Also there’s no reason it has to be just plain wax, you can add some crayons for a touch of color as well.  

If you’re not sure where to start there are many great examples on the web that will help you, there’s one on art-e-zine, one from Trish Bayley, Claudine Helmuth on the Carol Duvall Show, and a free class on the Artchix Studio website as well.  If none of these strike your fancy, I’m certain that a little more online searching will bring up even more fabulousness. 

 Also, just a reminder, that just because I post these challenges on a Saturday, doesn’t mean that if you don’t get to it on that Saturday that you still can’t take the challenge!  This one is a bit of a larger challenge especially if you’ve never delved into the beeswax, so of course you can work all week on it if need be. 

 I really do hope that you join us in todays challenge, you won’t regret it at all, beeswax is such a wonderful medium to work it!


11 Responses to “Beeswax Time”

  1. 1 sondra caserio January 26, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I didn’t do this one today but I just finished it a few days ago and it was my first attempt at using wax on a piece of anykind….

    So here it is!

  2. 2 Sharon January 26, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    This is my first attempt at beeswax from a pot, but I have been wanting to try it out. Many lessons came from it.

  3. 4 sandee hyde January 27, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    sniff…sniff…I don’t have beeswax or a melting pot (yet~) but they are on my wish list. I’m afraid I have to bow out this week, but I’ll keep checking back to see everyone’s art!

  4. 5 gaby braun January 28, 2008 at 1:21 am

    I love your challenges and I’ve worked with beeswax before and it’s a great experience. The smell is fantastic! I’ll try to make something in the next days, but you’ve picked me up with the acrylic colors and that is what I’m doing now.
    If you want to see it, please visit my blog.

  5. 7 Glenda Bailey January 30, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    I did it! Got the Saturday challenge done. Now I need to work on my photography skills. But here it is:

  6. 8 Rosie January 31, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    I’ve never tried this before and as usual, I had to improvise, but here’s what I did!

  7. 10 fatmasplace February 1, 2008 at 9:58 am

    i´ve never playes with beeswax, so it´s my first job;)

  8. 11 Pat Schmidt February 5, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Love bees wax….bees wax love! Thanks for the challenge……fun looking at other’s entries!

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Each week a new challenge will be posted. Your task is to then go create!!! When you're done, upload a photo of it to your own blog or website. Then post a comment here with a link to your photo so that we can all see what you've created. WARNING: THIS IS A FLOURISH FREE ZONE!!!!! I love flourishes just as much as the next artist, heck, I've even got one tattooed on the top of my left foot. However, flourishes seem to be IN everyone's box these days. Since this is an OUT of your box challenge, lets refrain from using them for these challenges.

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