Beeswax Fairy House

Tracy Roos embellishes her beeswax fairy house with flowers, powdered chalk and more.

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Materials and Tools:

beeswax
premium candle wax
dammar varnish
crock-pot
vintage wood block house
emery board
nail file
rubber stamp
decorative papers
photocopies of photographs
typed text
glue stick
scissors
colored powdered chalk
tracing wheel
toothpick
acrylic paint, brown, red
paintbrush
chopstick
flower embellishment
paper towel

Steps:

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1. Melt one part beeswax, two parts premium candle wax and one-teaspoon of dammar varnish on the low setting in a crock-pot.

2. Paint the roof of the house with red acrylic paint. Let dry.

3. Cut pieces of decorative paper and copies of photos and glue them to three sides of the house using a glue stick.

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4. Remove the excess paper by running a nail file or emery board over the paper on the corner edges of the house. Tear away the excess paper.

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5. Add embellishments as desired such as a heart cut from red decorative paper.

6. Apply colored powdered chalk over the glued on paper to add color.

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7. Dip the top half of the house in the heated beeswax. Hold the house over the crock-pot and let the excess wax drip off. Turn the house around and dip the bottom half in the wax. Let the excess wax drip away.

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8. While the wax on the house is still soft, rubber stamp an image on one side. Let the wax harden.

9. Carve a flower in the wax on another side using a toothpick.

10. Roll a tracing wheel through the beeswax around the edges for a decorative design.

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11. Place a drop of brown acrylic paint onto the carved flower and rub it into the carved etching. Remove the excess with a paper towel.

12. Dip a chopstick into the wax and apply a flower embellishment to one side of the fairy house.

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