The fish are color copies of 19th-century zoological illustrations (copyright free), which I altered in Photoshop to an indigo-and-white color scheme. First, change to Sepia (found on the Hue/Saturation menu). Then use the “Invert” command (on the Adjustments menu) to change to indigo. Saturation can be adjusted after that to your liking.)
I’m finding this to be a delightful medium to work with. The melted beeswax (I use a small crockpot) gives off a wonderful scent. The collage has a gentle glow and subtle depth and softness. The fish (copyright-free images) were printed on a color copier (inkjet prints do not work with this method).
Coin Lost in the River, No. 2 ( a Zen koan) beeswax collage on canvas, 8″ x 10″