Smiley from Good Monday morning!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and got outside and enjoyed the weather.  It was great here in Southern Indiana, 70’s and cool at night.  Perfect weather to get out and enjoy walks with the little shitzes!Smiley from  When I wasn’t outside, I was buried deep in the recesses of the basement working away in my studio.  More playtime!  I could hardly stand it.  I’ve had some ideas running through my head for months now.  I was only waiting for a little time when I didn’t have pressing commitments and time limitations.Smiley from

Remember this beeswax frame I did for my mother as a Mother’s Day gift?  Ever since I worked on that piece, I’ve been wanting to do another one; and since I’m still on a learning curve, this weekend was perfect! 

One day at CHA all us girls were sitting at a table resting, and someone from the Graphic 45 Booth walked up to our table.  Because a couple of us had on their buttons, we each received a free packet of Graphic 45 paper.  I couldn’t have been more delighted since I had been longing for the Botanicabella Collection.  I knew deep down that I had a special project for this paper  . . . more beeswax art!

This is what I came up with on Saturday . . . a canvas that was covered with Garden Suite and beeswax.


There’s lots of dimension going on here.  I kept adding layers of cardboard to building up bases as I went, finally ending at the top with another diamond panel.  I lost count of how many layers of beeswax I ended up adding.  I sat the canvas up in my sitting room when I was done so that I could keep looking at it and decide if it was done or not.  At first I thought about adding a bow at the top that would hang down the back and let me hang it on the wall.  I also thought about adding some more panels below the canvas, but it was just too thick to punch with my crop-o-dile. 

This morning I went out to my spare cabinet in the garage and found the perfect idea for finishing the canvas . . . an 8×10 black frame!  I went back into the studio, picked a piece of coordinating Graphic 45 paper and when to work. 

Here is the finished project, ready hang in my sitting room!


Here’s a close-up so that you can see all the different tiers and panels.


And don’t forget to look at that butterfly.  It was part of the paper that I trimmed out, covered with beeswax and then found some old gold beads to add as the body.  I recently purchased some gold wire that was perfect for the antennae. 

I know I need more practice with this technique and will keep working on projects as time allows!  This is such an addicting form of art.

So, that’s all I have for today!  I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

14 Responses to “Graphic 45 and Beeswax!”

  1. Sherry, I know that this beautiful project took a lot of time and effort and it definitely paid off; it’s more than gorgeous, it’s absolutely stunning!

  2. Sherry – very pretty – looks like you are having fun playing!

  3. *THUD*…..omg!! This is just jaw dropping GORGEOUS!!

  4. Oh Wow what an Amazing wonderful project, Perfect framing for it too!

  5. Wow, how beautiful. I would so love to do that technique. I so enjoy your emails each day. They put a bright spot in my inbox each time I open one. Thank you for your talent. Keep on inspiring me, because you are appreciated.

  6. Wow! Wow! Wow! Beeeeuuuuutiful!

  7. wow great project so pretty and so creative as always

  8. I haven’t tried the hot wax technique yet (on my legs OR on my art–LOL!). I love Graphic 45 papers and they are a great choice for this technique. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Gorgeous Sherry!!

  10. OMG this is absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous…..

  11. Sherry – you created a wonderful piece of art. I would love to try the beeswax technique. do you have a tutorial on it somewhere on your blog?
    thanks – love your blog

  12. wowza! if you need a wall to hang it on, I have a spare one you can use! 😉 this is truly gorgeous! your work is just so beautiful to gaze upone – really really really!

  13. This is really beautiful Sherry. I am a graphic 45 junky. Talk about hoarding paper. I must force myself to even think about using it. But this project is so worthy. I have been wanting to try beeswax also. I have all the product, just need the fear to go away. It will happen.

  14. This is such a beautiful piece! So many possibilities with this technique, too!! Gorgeous!!

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