Saturday, July 11, 2009

encaustic 5

This one was an exploration embedding black, soft, lacey paper in beeswax for the first layer, followed by floral ribbon. The ribbon reacted to the heat by shriveling into a bird-like form. I then added assorted beads to the melted wax, incised circles and arcs, and added alchol inks and copper oil sticks for color. The substrate is a 5" cradled board.

1 comment:

House of Hullabaloo said...

WOW! I love the bright colors! Mine are always earth tones