Friday, 3 April 2009

Waxing up Recipe

Beeswax alone isn't good for waxing up glass pieces on a glass easel, but combining it with Venice Turpentine makes a secure fixing material.

Recipe
250gm block of beeswax
2 teaspoons of Venice Turpentine

Method
Bring the two elements just to a simmer, stir it well and cool.

This produces a tacky material that when warmed in the hand sticks to the glass and the easel. When it cools it sticks firmly.

Use a palette knife to loosen the wax from the easel.