This beeswax exploration is working out pretty well. I have been dipping all sorts of things in this wee crock-pot filled with molten beeswax.
A student gave me the wee crock-pot as an end of the school year present. When I opened it I knew I was going to be melting some wax in there. When I told him how excited I was to have this new tool in my studio, he looked at me quizzically and said in that sweet first grade voice, “It’s really for keeping cheese dip warm.” Some say cheese dip others say hot wax. Just proves that artists really do see things just a bit differently.
So far I have experimented with sewing pattern tissue, rust dyed fabrics, burlap, hand felted pieces, library catalog cards, vintage envelopes and papers, twine, book papers, and yarn. The studio has filled with the scent of beeswax and it smells so good.
6/21/2012 05:49:06 am
So after you dip the material what do you place it on to solidify?
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I am the Mom to three, Wife, Mixed-Media Artist, Contemporary Quilter, Art Teacher, and the forever home to Josey and Lucy.