Well, maybe not eloquently, but I was busily waxing this weekend. I spent several hours at fellow USDG member Robin's home, playing with soy wax and dyes. Some I got done there, some I finished up at home.
The last time I tried using soy wax, I remember having issues- like, it wouldn't soak into the fabric. This time the wax behaved perfectly. I'm guessing that I didn't have it hot enough the first time.
I took some white Pimatex fabric, and some pieces that were already dyed. The results told me that it really does matter what kind of fabric I use. The smooth, tightly woven fabric (like Pimatex) seem to hold the wax better, which means less dye seeps under the line. Since I was doing multiple dye baths on some pieces, that makes a difference. So here's the fabric I ended up with--
The two on the right were done on yellow fabric, the one on the left started with white Pimatex. I absolutely love that one.
The one in the upper left is on white Pimatex, the others started with yellow fabric. I used three different potato mashers, a pastry cutter, and a small brush. I did three different dye baths, then waxed after each, then I waxed the entire piece and put thickened dark blue dye on. I probably crackled the wax a little too much, but I love this piece anyway.
What's not to love about all that texture?
The last piece is really different- I wanted to see what would happen if I just put brushstrokes of wax on the cloth, then paint different colors on.
I wasn't sure about this one at first, but it is growing on me. I really like the movement I got with the brushstrokes.