Saturday, 17 May 2014

Pretty in pink

Just before I started to write this post, I had been blog hopping and I've just read about Ranger discontinuing the meltpot in this post on The Artistic Stamper blog.........I can only hope it will be back in some form or another, mine is still working and hopefully will continue to work for a very long time especially since I took a meltpot class with Hels.
Yes it has been dusted off again and I am enchanted with beeswax at the moment. Here's my entry for The Sunday Stamper challenge, 'Pink'

Using beeswax is a great way of being able stamp on an uneven surface. I picked up a couple of very rough wooden hearts in a sale section and you can see the before and after of using some fresco paints straight onto the surface.

I don't think I am giving too much away by saying you stamp onto tissue and then apply to your piece. The stamps I've used include probably my most used stamp, the flourish from Crafty Individuals, I've also used their text stamp and the sequin waste stamp is from The Artistic stamper. I didn't want there to be too much black so I highlighted areas of the flourish with a gold Posca pen.

You can also see the drips of wax (love them) and treasure gold in renaissance and spanish topaz on the embellishments. I painted the embellishments first with Luminarte 'Black Ice' silk acrylic glaze and have also used it to edge the heart. I bought a set of six mini acrylic glazes to try and hadn't realised there was a black in with it and at first thought it was just black paint but no it has a touch of glimmer in it...lush.

Hopefully you can see the shine from the mica applied over the wax  (perfect pearls blush and a deep pink mica). Hopefully pretty but with a hint of steampunk. Thanks for stopping by. 


  1. Absolutely stunning,love the beeswax here and such a gorgeous pink.glad I have my melt pot then!


  2. Fabulous beeswax... I'm quite a newbie to the Melt Pot, so was also surprised to find it being discontinued - still, I suppose pretty much everyone that wanted one got one, and that's why sales slowed down to the point of stopping selling it. Ah well, we can still play!

    Have just signed up as your newest follower (number 3 - my lucky number!).
    Alison x

  3. Thanks for all the lovely comments you've left Alison, much appreciated. x

  4. Looks great Ruth, great drippage going on with the wax. I am gutted about the Melt Pot.. boohooohoo... Sorry I am late in visiting, been stuck in the greenhouse with all the cucumber and tomato plants demanding attention lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  5. Stunning heart, love all the drips with the beeswax and the dusting of perfect pearls.
    Julie x


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