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Waxy Spiral Rainbow Art

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Remember the way-cool wax painting project we did a few months ago? We love this wax so much we can’t keep our hands off of it. This time we made a spiral rainbow painting with the wax, using it in a different way than before.

I really love how versatile this stuff is and how textural. It’s like sculpting and painting at the same time. Fen and I worked on the painting together, sort of like an art team extraordinaire.



Eyeball or mark your canvas board into 5 roughly equal areas. We took each strip of wax and broke it into 4 pieces, rolled each piece into a spiral, and pressed them onto the canvas board. This becomes meditative, sort of like knitting or pointillism.

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What I love about this sort of art making is that it is relaxing and slows you down. Kids need this as much as adults do, because they are rather spastic and tend to rush through things. This forces them to become engaged in the process of making something. It’s not especially challenging to do this project, but it’s really satisfying, and you pretty much know what the end result will be.

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After the painting project, Fen grabbed the neon colors (called ‘hot’ colors) and started covering her plastic pencil holder. I think you could go nuts with this stuff and cover every surface of your house.

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Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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