If you love a creative book page craft, that has a spooky feel, this is a fun and easy project that uses a paraffin foot bath and the wax that goes with it. When I styled my products for the Nada Farm show, I wanted to add a cool look to add with the vintage typewriter. I had a vintage book that fell a part and an old paraffin foot bath and I thought that a Wax Book Page Craft might be in order.
The book pages with wax on them look really cool. With the underlying black text and yellowed pages, they have almost a luminescent quality to them, and I loved that while the wax was still soft, the book pages could be bent to stay in a certain position.
To create the waxed book pages, I used fresh wax and put it on low so I wouldn’t burn myself and spread out some cardboard to rest the pages on to dry, Then I dipped them slowly. After I pulled them out, I let the wax harden slightly then I laid them out to dry. By propping them on cardboard rolls and wadded paper you can shape them. Use the same care you would use if you were dipping your feet in the bath and keep the wax just at melting temperature so it’s only warm and not hot enough to burn your skin. You can also use extra care and hold the page with clips so your skin never touches the warm wax.
They turned out pretty cool for an experiment. This is such a fun way to re-imagine book pages, and what to do with them. I know paraffin is flammable so you have to make sure to keep them away from flame, but I just loved the glossy texture of them and am planning in using them for other crafts as well.
*This was posted Via Jennifer Rizzo. com