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Peter Schrager

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who has knowledge of waxing salt prints??
I'm interested in using lavender and renaissance wax...do you melt them together or what??
help please
thanx
Peter
 

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Hi, Peter:

You meant lavender oil and beeswax - Renaissance wax is to be used by itself, right? I have been doing some research on waxing salts myself lately and I came across this (Dorland Wax Medium,) which I am thinking of getting some and try:





Lavender/beeswax approach seems a little too complicated to me, although that is the classic one per history books.

Do keep us posted of any progress....

:Niranjan.
 
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Renaissance wax is a mixture of micro crystalline was and white spirits.
Instead of using lavender oil as a solvent, you can make your own wax paste with white spirits.

1 part beeswax yellow or white mixed with 2-3 parts artist grade white spirits on a hotplate (never on a stove with flame) will result in a creamy Renaissance wax like mixture.

Coat the paper with this mixture and you can apply multiple coats. Let it air for a day or tow. All the white spirits will evaporate.
 
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