Hi, guys! It’s Weditt and I’m back to show
you what the cold wax looks like. The one step that I’ve not shown is when the
you put in the one part of damar resin, add a little bit of beeswax –
that’s a little bit of your 8 ounces of beeswax – and you let the beeswax melt with
the resin and then you stir really well. Try to get the resin to mix in with
the beeswax. Okay, once that’s done you put in the rest of your beeswax, let it
all melt, stir it together, then, when it’s melted, add 8 ounces of Gamsol.
Stir together let it cool, and this is what it looks like. Your palette
knife should go in easily and you should be able to lift up wax very easily. If
it’s too hard, just add some more Gamsol; if it’s too soft, add some more beeswax
legs. So that’s what the cold wax looks like. Now I want to show what Gamblin cold wax medium looks like and I’m
going to wipe this off, then you can see it’s the same consistency. It’s nice and
soft; it’s easily manipulated but it doesn’t do anything differently. The
question is why do we want cold wax? If you do anything with oils, your cold wax lets you build up a lot of texture easily and it lets you do some
other things: you can one add texture but you can work back through it – you can put
it on in layers. I like to put it on layers and then work back through the layers. This is the way to make it; I leave it in this crock pot. Okay.
So this one (crock pot or slow cooker) does have settings. I set it on high to get the
resin to melt but if you don’t have settings you don’t have to worry about
it – it’s just that I happen to get one that did have settings – set it on high
let the resin melt into that little bit of beeswax, make sure you mix it up, add
the rest of your beeswax. When melted, add the Gamsol and voila!
You have a huge pot of cold wax that you can then use. Thanks, guys!