A heated griddle keeps the pigmented wax liquid and workable.
Using a rubber stamp that I designed to embed my 'signature' into the wax.
Pigment is used to fill in the incised lines. The excess pigment left on the surface is wiped away with vegetable oil and paper towels.
Using a carving tool, lines can be inscribed into the multiple layers of wax.
Enough layers of wax have been built up that I can now use pottery tools to scrape the wax, revealing the layers below.
Starting to add some beautiful colour. This layer will need to be fused as well.
Fusing each layer of wax into the layer below. This part of the process is repeated everytime a new layer is added
Some of the tools I use would include:
brushes, pottery tools, heat gun, and or blow torch,
pure pigment, natural beeswax, a heated stylus and regulator.
Applying the first coats of wax to the birch panel surface.