I decided to try finishing the wood piece I started on Thursday. My back had started to hurt after standing for a little over four hours while I shot the tutorial, so I was glad to get back to the piece and finally "finish" it.
I left the beeswax collage in this condition when I quit, and now I'm ready to add a few embellishments. I brought a pan pastel and a "dabber" to spread the chalk-like substance. Yes, I normally use these feminine products I raid from my bath to spread the pan pastels on my substrates.
But this time, I used my finger to spread the pan pastel around. I also used my finger to add the mica powders I applied to the collage. All I had to do was place the powders on the collage, then heat the beeswax. All the powders soak in nicely.
I also finished both sides of the wood block, but don't really care for the final dictionary page I used. I wish I'd left if off, but after I added the mica powders, I thought it would be too difficult to remove and rework.
You can see from the arrows where I placed each of the powders. Once I was "nominally" pleased with the finished project,
I used a soft rag and buffed it till it had a nice shine. I'm now calling this piece finished and ready to give as a Christmas gift.
Thanks for joining me today as I call this beeswax collage finished. This is Day 12 of AEDM.
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