My piece, Xanthous Terzetto pt.I was featured in this article on beeswax in art... Beeswax: Tips and Features [link]
YAY! I adore working with wax and hope to do some encaustic painting soon.
Beeswax: Tips and FeaturesBeeswax: Tips and FeaturesBeeswax: Tips and Features by EraserQueenStudio
Beeswax is a wonderful media to add to your collage, sculpture and mixed media works. It lends subtle warm tones when layered over colors and it smells wonderful (A relief in a world of toxic art supplies).
Tips to keep in mind:
Look for beeswax that has a deep golden color, lighter yellow tones indicate paraffin is present and you are probably being over charged.
Support your local beekeepers! Contact your local library to find out if there are beekeepers in your area you can purchase beeswax from.
If you decide to melt you beeswax in a pot, Dont use a brush! The wax will just harden on the brush and get messy. Instead, take tweezers and dip the image directly into the beeswax and then lay it down on your canvas or board. Make corrections or scrape excess with an old plastic card.
If you do not have a melting pot, scrape bits of wax on