Thursday, 23 April 2015

Hot Wax! Stamps and Stencils.

Hi everyone, it's time for my first inspiration post over at Stamps and Stencils. I've been exploring  beeswax so hope you'll hop across and see what I've been up to.

Sorry I've been absent for a while, hope to catch up and visit you all soon! 


  1. Oh wow, these look amazing, - off for a closer look....

  2. Gorgeous Ruth, can't wait to see how you made these! hugs :)

  3. How absolutely beautiful, Ruth, they are tiny art tiles- each so lovely !!
    Dorthe, xo

  4. These are just fabulous Ruth. Such great effects
    x catherine

  5. I have been over to see your wonderful creations more closely - you never cease to amaze with your gorgeous work Ruth! Anne xx

  6. Gorgeous art tiles Ruth, off to see the post.
    Yvonne xx

  7. AWESOME and outstanding Ruth such pretty tiles, will you add them to a larger board and hang them up somewhere???

    I was lucky enough to take a class with the wonderful Suze Weinberg where we made large projects using beeswax and paper and beads and chipboard. We did get the opportunity to make a 2 x 2 inch canvas at the end but encaustic was never mentioned. It was all about the Melt Pot.

    One thing to mention was Suze put the beeswax in the project pan not the actual pot as it was too high a heat for the beeswax and it meant that you lost a lot of the wax when you cleaned it out so a project pan is the best way to melt beeswax. Not sure if you knew this or not, hope you don't mind me mentioning.

    I have loads of 2 inch square Stampboard pieces from a project that didn't get completed and yes i don't use it often enough lol.

    So glad you have found a new area of mixed media to play with. I found a place in Stockport that sells beeswax, it is a bookbinders paradise and i hope to visit very soon.

    Looking forward to more encaustic from you :-) xxx

    1. Hi Mo, Hels gave the same advice re spare pan, good point! Thanks for the lovely comment too. Ruth x

  8. Oooh I am intrigued - I'm off to take a closer look...

  9. Lovely - I do get so excited about wax effects - there's something so magical about it as a surface. Off to see the details...
    Alison xx

  10. These are fabulous Ruth, love the effect of the wax xx

  11. Gorgeous pieces Ruth! Off to read more! ")

  12. Hi Ruth been over for a look, great project and thanks for the tutorial, so kind.
    Just wondering what you might do with the finished samples, they would be a great focal point on a card maybe.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  13. I thought I had already commented over on the main project post but now think I must have popped over while using my phone and it wouldn't let me comment. Never mind, I've commented now on both ;-). Wonderful Stampbord tiles and tutorial Ruth. I'm itching to give the old Melt Pot an airing now as I'd never thought of using the wax on Stampbord.

    Lesley Xx

  14. Wonderful pieces - I am off to stamps and stencil to see more!

  15. What a lovely tender reults with the beeswax Ruth! I also saw that I missed a blogpost...great dominoes in blue, how beautiful!
    Enjoy your creative journey, Alie :-)


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