I came across some wooden tags in my stash and decided to paint a girl on one of them and then coat it in beeswax. I sketched her in with a graphite pencil, painted her with watercolors and outlined with a Pitt pen. I used a gel pen for the whites of her eyes and in her hair.
After stamping on some script text at the top of the tag, I still felt it needed something more. I added some little jewelry pieces that I had saved from a broken earring to a string and tied it to the tag.
Here she is after a few coats of beeswax. It really deepened the colors. I’m not sure if I like it better with or without the wax. If I do another, I’ll make her eyes a lot lighter now that I can see how much they darken up with the wax. I do like how the wax seems to soften the shading around her forehead and under her eyes making it look more blended.
It was hard to get a good image showing the texture created by the wax. You can see it a little better at the top of this image.
Happy Friday and may you all have a great weekend!