It's been a long time since I've worked with beeswax and last week I had a chance to break it out again to play a bit. I love working with beeswax - smells wonderful too.
I've been wanting to do a small collage of this photo of myself and my best friend (almost since birth) when we were about five years old. Her father managed a summer lodge on the top of the mountain and their family stayed there during the summer. Every summer I went up there to stay with them for about a week and it was always cold. I love this photo because I am wearing pants - notice the front-crossed straps! My mother never put me in pants when I was young except when I went to visit this friend!
This is a small 6" square canvas. I applied several different brown chalk inks to age the background, adhered pieces of sewing pattern tissue and then sanded, especially along the edges of the canvas. I transferred a copy of the photo using a gel medium transfer and then applied a piece of napkin and the stamped title and lace and buttons with beeswax. Not sure if I like the lace under beeswax - I might go back and remove it and then reapply a strip of lace over the beeswax. What do you think?