I've been wanting to use this fairy silhouette stamp in this was ever since I got the set, a freebie in a magazine some time ago, and it's taken the current Butterfly Challenge, All kinds of fairies, elves and pixies, to push me into getting my waxes out and having a go at it.
The technique, if you are not familiar with it, is called encaustic painting and is created by melting hot wax onto the base of a small iron and then applying it to glossy card in various ways. The image is stamped with Stazon before starting to apply the waxes - it is resistant to the coloured waxes but ONLY if they don't contain any white pigment. So the sky, for instance, is made with clear and blue waxes rather than the white and blue I might use if there was no stamping involved. After completing and polishing the scene to give it a lovely shine, I sponged a little glitter glue on to look like fairy dust sprinkling from the wand.
The background is the very last scrap of a sheer fabric covered with a cobwebby silver design, left over from a QVC kit I bought many years ago. The purple and yellow card were also from my snippets box - the honeysuckle border is a Memory Box die, I think, and I cut the yellow mat with fancy scissors (which I recon must be just about due for a revival!). So I am also sharing this at the Snippets Playground - and I'm heading over there to see if there are any mince pies and mulled wine on offer behind the bike sheds!