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Waxing Layers of Intrigue


Add new texture & depth to your work with the art of "bee's wax collage". Complete an altered board book using only bee's wax as an adhesive. Learn the versatility of this medium including: How to add color, stamping, layering, wax transfer,  embellishments & much more!

More bee's wax books - Fabulous 1951

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Student Level: All Levels

 3 hour workshop

This is a project workshop; most students will complete their book.

Description of workshop : Add new texture and depth to your work with the art of bees wax collage. Complete an altered board book using only bee’s wax as an adhesive. Learn the versatility of this medium including adding color, stamping, layering, and adding embellishments, transfers and much more.

Supply List:

Blank Board Book – either purchase one or remove the plastic coating from a children’s book and paint with two coats of gesso before class.
Scissors
Tweezers
Paint brush to become wax dedicated
Images printed both on heavy weight cardstock and text weight paper ( A variety of collage packages will be available for purchase for $20 that will include at least 7 -8˝” by 11” collage sheets, vintage papers and embellishments, everything needed to complete the book. The themes will include Asian, Vintage Romance, Native American, Fashion, Travel and Nature, to name a few. )

Optional:

Stamps
Distress inkpads
Clear embossing ink
Heat gun
Craft iron
Embellishments
Melting pot

Supplies Provided by Teacher:

Melting pots
Bee’s wax
Inks
Stamps
Old book pages
Watercolor crayons

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