I went to a local show at the weekend, and was just thrilled by this latest technique used for 'painting pictures'. It took all of three minutes to complete this one of an outback scene, hence the colours used, and I bought it then for $4.
The tools used were a very small hot iron, different coloured 'noggins' of pure beeswax, a thin prong with a rounded end and a cleaning cloth.
I watched fascinated as first of all some white, orange and blue beeswax was just scribbled on the hot iron, and then it was dragged over the shiny card, to 'paint' the sky. The iron was then wiped clean and some orange and a little black was scribbled on the iron to 'paint' the hills. The card was then wiped off straight across the bottom with the cloth, making the effect of water. More black and orange beeswax was applied this time vertically, to make up the plants and rocks in the foreground, and then the tree trunk was drawn in with the prong and the leaves dabbed on, again with the iron. Three black dots became the birds, and that was the picture completed.
I don't know why, but the red is much darker here than it actually is.