Coloured wax crayons or white wax candles are used in this technique which is based on the fact that wax repels water. Strokes are made with clear wax then overpainted with watercolour. The wash only adheres to the paper where there is no wax. It is used to create a range of grainy effects using the surface of the paper to give texture.
Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs
Test your memory by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family.
Regency familiar faces
Rearrange tiles to uncover sitters from the Gallery's Collection by playing our puzzle game.
Who do you think you were?
Answer a few lifestyle questions about the Elizabethan period and discover your inner Elizabethan!