We've gushed on and on about Gigi Floyd's beautiful beeswax collages- and at long last she's given us a sneak peek of her process. Take it away, Gigi!
What you'll need: Crockpot, canvas, natural beeswax (available in the 'candle making' section of many craft stores), quilting iron (also available in craft stores), natural bristle paintbrush, detail scissors (Not pictured. My faves are 'cutterbees'.) and imagery. In my collage, the Dover imagery can be found in the “Kings, Queens, and Courtiers” and “Redoute Flowers and Fruits” collections. I've also used a decorative paper napkin, and a scan of an antique board game.
Heat the beeswax in the crockpot. When melted, brush on three or four layers of beeswax, making sure all of the canvas is well-coated. As I like to wrap my imagery all the way around my piece, I coat the sides, and brush one layer on the back as well.