When I was in the United States recently I bought a couple of boxes of Reynolds Waxed Paper as it's almost impossible to buy decent waxed paper here in Australia (and it was $1.69 a roll!!!). I've used waxed paper before for resist techniques and stumbled across another way of using it for backgrounds.... run it through your die-cut machine (Sizzix Big Shot or Cuttlebug etc.) with your die-cut shapes! (I used these on gloss card, a much better result than with plain card stock.) It works really well and I tried out various methods of colouring but found that Distress Stains spritzed with a little water made really pretty background colours and when you wipe off the excess when it's dry using a damp paper towel, the wax design is revealed! Imperfect?...perfect!!!
"Parlour games"... (as in "step into my
parlour said the spider to the fly"). This
particular card was coloured using
Distress Ink Pads with sponges and then
water flicked on to get the little spots.
"Need a crown"... This one was coloured
using Brusho's. You do need to blot the
Brusho off to get most of the water off
before you'll see the wax design.