She recommends having all your components ready as the wax hardens very quickly. I found a colorful napkin to be the background and added some stamped branches with brown StazOn ink. Julia also recommends using a paint brush that will only be used for beeswax.
Not sure if I'm slow or if it's the beeswax I used, but I found the wax hardening much faster than I could work with my components. Solution: place piece on foil in a craft use only electric fry pan. This kept the beeswax melted and allowed me plenty of time to add and move the different pieces.
Julia also mentioned the dry mica powders and Perfect Pearls could be added to the hot wax, so I added two different ones I had in my supplies. Also inked a stamp with silver Color Box ink and stamped it into one corner while the wax was still hot. Removed the stamp once the wax had hardened.