On Saturday I thought I'd have at quick look on YouTube for a tutorial about using wax, approx 3 hours later I resurfaced full of bright ideas and not necessarily all of them about wax! Unbelievable what's out there, tutorial after tutorial about everything, which is very handy when you're sitting around wanting to learn but not really knowing where to begin. I haven't got a clue where I ended up but I picked up all sorts of tips about creating backgrounds for journaling and canvases.This is a 4x4 canvas which I prepped with water colour crayons, washed some water over it and let it run. I then added scraps of paper and fabric with gel medium and a splash of acrylic. The poison apple has nothing whatsoever to do with Marie, I just liked the colour and the writing. The initial is a hideously expensive piece of French lace which I coloured with antique ink.
In lieu of the beeswax I added a final layer of tinted texture gel which gives it a glossy finish. I really want to have a go with the wax but am lacking one or two essential items, namely the melting pot and the wax!