This weeks challenge at Mixed Media Monday, is to create your piece with something you have been wanting to try or use. I have been wanting to incorporate beeswax into my art. I saw a video this morning that made the technique a lot easier. So I gave it a whirl, here is my piece: Click on the picture to enlarge.
I started with a 5X5 canvas that is one and a half inches deep. I painted it with Titan Buff. I cut a piece of 4X4 paper and glued a handmade paper that had leaves embedded in it. I used a foam leaf stamp and used white acrylic paint on it. With sepia ink, I stamped a few flourishes. I glued it to the canvas using gel medium. I stamped the face in black in on muslin, brushed with sepia ink to make it look old and cut it out with pinking shears. I glued some batting to the back to give it a "puffed" look and glued it to the paper. I glued some pieces of white mulberry paper with holes and made the flower out of 2 different punches. I stamped the word journey on some mulberry paper and glued to the paper. I put several pieces of beeswax on the top and ironed them over the word. I added a few more to get a nice coat. I embellished with one button, 2 snaps and 2 brads. The beeswax is difficult to see on the photo, but it is really a nice look.