Looking over on Suze Weinberg's blog I saw that she had covered a mirror with beeswax. Well having a couple of those Ikea mirrors hanging about, taking up room, decided to have a play.
My mirror was black, so put on a couple of coats of trad tan, four coats of beeswax, then pushed in different sizes of cookie cutters. Then time to play, added loads of different colours of alcohol inks. dropped it on the wax then, gently at first, took off with paper towels, kept adding different colours and sometimes took off the colour underneath, sometimes left it on. Really enjoyed doing it, and like the effect.
I put it on the wall to take a photo and my husband walked passed and asked what it was. I said a mirror, and he replied that the mirror bit was far too small, he wouldn't be able to see to shave, I said, it's just a work of art, at which point he roared with laughter and said, but it's not practical......the philistine, see what I'm up against.