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Antique Victorian Wax Flower Making Ornaments CD 1884!
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The Art of Making Wax Flowers!

CD Republication™

Originally published in 1885!

120-yr-old Antique Victorian Etchings & Instructions for Wax Flower Making!


If you are the first to bid on this auction, using the buy-it-now option, YOU WIN! There is no chance of being outbid! DON'T WAIT!


Up for bid is a CD-ROM Republication™ of the original ''The Art of Making Wax Flowers'' instructions with steel plate etchings or woodcuts by experienced fancywork wax artists from the Victorian Arts and Crafts era. This information was originally published in 1885! (Original is NOT for sale)

This HISTORIC item contains illustrations, instructions, diagrams, designs materials and fundamentals for creating a variety of wax work floral items. There are many ANTIQUE etchings of leaf templates and designs for a pleathora of wax flower ornaments with significant cultural and historical based instructions included!

This type of original information is seldom found on Atomic Mall or elsewhere! I was fortunate enough in my bibliomaniacal searching to run across this gem and am sharing with those who love the old arts as much as I!

These instructions are characteristic of the crafts done by our lady ancestors during the Victorian and Antebellum cultural periods and earlier! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful creative art informational source revealing our heritage from early America and European!


A few quotes:

''To understand properly the making of models of flowers from wax, we must first allude to the materials employed, then to the procuring of proper shapes or patterns, afterwards to the fashioning of these materials, cut to the required patterns into the objects to be imitated, and finally, the natural arrangement and finishing of each part, the decorating it with artificial leaves, tendrils, etc., and the grouping of the whole together into a harmonious contrast ...''

What a historically educational and delightful art instructional piece this is!



Articles and Materials Required

''Sheets of wax...wire, silk, curling pins, try and water colors, ox gall, tinting brushes, camel's-hair pencils...scissors, shapes...varnish, white and green down...''

Making Sheets of Wax

''home-made sheets do not cost a quarter as much as those bought, and also because the person making these things herself, is able to procure, with accuracy, every ting required, and to make her wax of every size and thickness...''

Instruction on How to Make the Following Colors of Wax

White, Yellow, Pinks and Reds (4 shades), Blues (2 shades), Greens (''six or seven different tints''),

How to Make Wax Sheets

Method #1

(How to Make Wax Sheets Using a Carpenter's Shave or Spokeshave)

Method #2

(Using a Carpenter's Plane)

Method #3

(Using Paper Pattern Templates)

Colors Required

White and Green Down

(Used to give ''some leaves and stalks...a certain degree of mealiness or hairiness about them...'')

Curling Pinds


Patterns and Shapes

The Making of Tag Plates of Both Paper and Tin

How to Make Your Own Pattern Templates

Pattern Template Examples for:






China Aster


Stamins and Pointal

To Make Waxen Leaves

To Make Succulent Stems, Buds, etc.

Modelling Simple Flowers

Single and Simple Flowers

The Snowdrop, Crocus, Primrose and Violet

The Crocus Tribe

The Snowdrop

The Violet

The Heart's-ease

The Tulip, Hyacinth, and Narcissus

The Tulip

The Van Trol

The Hyacinth

The Narcissus


Poet's Narciss

Polyanthus Narciss

Two-flowered Narciss


The Poppy

Various Parts of the Fuchsia of the Natural Size, being Drawn from an Actual Flower

(Pattern Templates)

The Passion Flower

The Single Rose

The Chrysanthemum, China Aster, and other Quilled Flowers

The Lily of the Vally

Modelling of Double Flowers


Which delectable flora will you make first! !


The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! The instructions are based within the parimeters of the Victorian grammerical and socialization culture. For those who have some experience with that era's verbal and text style the instructions should be clear and easy to follow. The experience waxworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come...and can participate in reviving an almost dead art of hair-working!


Please check our other CD Republication™ listings for authentic Victorian fancy work which will give your home or office an extra special touch!


This information has been scanned onto CD-ROM using the Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF format. You may download the latest FREE version of this software quickly at www.adobe.com . This is NOT a copy of another CD-ROM. You will receive an ORIGINAL CD Reproduction™ of this resourceful wax floral art item.

The text is viewed easily from your computer or you may choose to print each page as you read this amazing item on antique frock making. Every page has been meticulously scanned, cleaned and burned to preserve this ANTIQUE item's information and patterns to CD-ROM! The format of this resource has so many more advantages than the original book.


What are the benefits of an antique book CD Republication™

* Every image and every page has been scanned at a high dpi to produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old paper!

* These scans are completely sizable. You can enlarge and print according to your visual needs! They are reformated in full-page sizing for better viewing of details, etc.!

* Each page is saved in PDF format at high resolution and is readily accessible using the downloadable Adobe Acrobat Reader software program. This program is very user friendly and allows you to print any one specific page, pages or the entire CD contents!

* Each time you want to use an image, a page or pages you can print it out. Every one will be as crisp and clear as the last!



* Each CD-ROM comes in a PROTECTIVE CASE!


Curious about the quality of these scans Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! Scale it, edit it, print it to fit your needs and you are surely going to be quite pleased with the results! You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come...


Payment: I prefer Paypal but also accept Bidpay, money orders or personal check.

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USA customers: I prefer Paypal but also accept money order or personal check. International customers:payment is accepted via Paypal only. Buyer to contact me within 3 days of auction close. All payments must be received within 10 days following close of auction(s). Email address for Paypal payments will be included following the close of the auction. Please visit out other auctions and store listings at http://stores.Atomic Mall.com/Dakota-Prairie-Treasures for other items of similar interest! Thank you!

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Please visit out other auctions and store listings for other items of similar interest at http://stores.Atomic Mall.com/Dakota-Prairie-Treasures ! Thank you! USA customers: I prefer Paypal but also accept money order or personal check. International customers:payment is accepted via Paypal only. Buyer to contact me within 3 days of auction close. All payments must be received within 10 days following close of auction(s). Email address for Paypal payments will be included following the close of the auction.

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