I started by melting candle wax onto a scrap of card and brushing Perfect Pearls in a green shade over the wax when it had set. The wax was then re-melted and a stamp (coated with versamark ink) was pushed into the molten wax. When the wax had once more set, some gold paste was applied to bring out the texture.
Here's my latest calendar page:
|Not a candle in sight but white candle wax was used for the green and gold textured 'tile'.
|The textured 'tile' looks far greener in real life but I hope you get the idea of the technique used (explained in first part of the post). The candle wax lends a lovely translucent finish to this technique.
|The 'tile' is further embellished with some jute thread which appears to hold it in place. Two red wooden beads were added for further interest.