Second attempt at traditional collage, and my first attempt at using beeswax to cover surfaces .. found out that beeswax can be difficult to work with. Added a digital texture over this, to try and hide the globs of wax.
The girl is from a Gia Russa 100% Whole Wheat Spaghetti box, the two squares (92D and 98D) are paint/texture samples picked up at the local hardware store, and the halo is a thermograph chart paper. Flowers are from various stationary at hand. I sandpapered the surfaces to try to add some real texture .
The thing I've learned about fusing wax layers is to have a heat gun at the ready. You brush the wax on, melt it, keep brushing, keep melting. With experience I can see this working really well, but right now for me, as a novice, it's definitely more theory than reality!
I am the definition of the word 'novice' when it comes to collage ! Thanks for the tip on fusing the wax layers .. I ended up placing the body of my collage (girl+squares,etc) on a single piece of scrapbooking paper, after ruining the first two backgrounds.
I'm still not playing with layering my background and I need to try that.