Thursday, 2 January 2014

Painting with wax!

Today's blog post is using the Creative Expressions Gilding Waxes and the Creative Expressions Solvent Blending Solution, to make a paint medium.

The parts of the card which I have used the gilding waxes on are the two large cotton reels (using Amethyst and Ultramarine) and the mini half-spools (which used a variety of colours of the Gilding Waxes). I also painted the sewing needles using the Pewter Gilding Wax.

I found it hard to show the metallic sheen in my photos but it really is a pretty effect.

Using the wrong end of a small paintbrush, I scooped around the edge of the pot of Gilding Wax, to scoop out a small amount of wax into a paint pallette. I then added a few drops of the Solvent Blending Solution and, using the brush end of the paint brush, stirred the solution into the wax, adding a few more drops if needed, until the desired consistency was achieved.  You can leave the "paint" to dry on the pallete and then, when required at a later date, you can re-activate it by adding a few drops of the Blending Solution and stirring the wax.

I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink through the Spellbinders Square Swatches die. I also used this ink pad to paint the wooden part of the spool images. The spool image comes from the Tim Holtz Sewing Blueprint stamp set by Stampers Anonymous and was stamped using Clear Perfect Medium and then heat setting with Cosmic Shimmer Black Fine Detail Embossing Powder.

As you can see, I went with the sewing theme by getting my sewing machine out and adding some decorative stitches to one of the card mats.

Today is my first day back at the office since the Christmas break so I wonder what the day will hold? 

Happy crafting!


  1. Hello Tracy very pretty cards, I must give this mix a try looks a good effect. Mixed up day when you have a break from work, hope it goes well

  2. Fabulous card - not heard of the technique of painting with wax - great effect - lovely card xx

  3. Gorgeous! Love how you used the gilding waxes!

  4. A fabulous technique and project, love the design and colours x

  5. Fabulous card, love the painting with the gilding waxes and those wonderful stamps used.

    Sylv xx

  6. Oh my I LOVE this :) super fab xx