If there are any artists in the Sacramento region interested in creating a swap group please contact me!!
Carmen Silvers (a very talented artist) asked about a technique on my ATC titled "Us", and it just so happens I was planning on sharing it here.
This technique was inspired by Claudine Helmuth and her love of working with wax. I recently purchased some beeswax pellets. Claudine suggests melting them in a mini crock pot, but I found something even cheaper. I put a small glass jar on a candle warmer (about $5), and voila, melted wax.
I coated my thick paper base with the wax, laid down my images and coated again with more wax. No other adhesive is necessary. I blasted it with the heat gun to smooth it out. When the paper gets thouroughly saturated with the the oil from the wax it becomes translucent and any print on the other side can be seen, which I think creates a cool effect. Another plus: the honey smell is divine to work with.