Thursday, October 26, 2006

Beeswax

Yesterday I had a fun afternoon playing with beeswax. I melted a combination of beeswax and paraffin in an electric skillet, then used a brush to apply it. I was working on backgrounds on pieces for an upcoming exhibition. The piece above is my favorite after the first two rounds of waxing. Next will be the addition of some color.....stay tuned.

2 comments:

DubiQuilts said...

Great piece! What color was the fabric when you started? How did you do the line and writing? If it is a secret I will understand.

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

No big secret --- it is the tissue paper from sewing patterns. This piece is all paper and beeswax at this point, no cloth.