For those who are looking for interesting ways to use up leftover beeswax, beeswax paper may be the answer for you. It’s quick and easy to make, and the end result is nothing short of stunning: the wax gives normal paper an aged and antique look, and the smell is heavenly! Use this beeswax paper to package bars of soap or wrap special gifts.
-Melting pot/slow cooker
-Book text/Patterned paper
-Nonstick work surface
Melt beewax in a small melting pot or slow cooker. You can use a block of beeswax or pellets. Place paper on your work surface. Once melted, dip a paintbrush into the wax; lightly paint the wax onto the paper. Let the wax harden, and then turn it over and paint the backside.
If you don’t work on a nonstick surface, the paper may be hard to remove. While experimenting, I used a chalkboard to work on, and the paper stuck to the board. To remove it, I slid a thin spatula under the paper to loosen it. It mostly worked, and the slight tearing that occurred created a really cool distressed edge!
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