oil, paper, hand-dyed silk, dried flower, beads, gold leaf, wood chopsticks
techniques used: collage, inlay
oil, paper, dried leaves
techniques used: collage, etching
oil, acrylic, post-consumer paper, art paper
techniques used: collage, inlay, etching
(thermofax print on paper is from a drawing I made of myself at age 2)
techniques used: etching, inlay, and scraping
What a wonderful day of creative discovery! Today was my first-ever experience working with encaustics. I have long been an admirer of the process, so I jumped at the opportunity to spend 2 days in a workshop devoted to it.
Deanna Wood, from Denton TX, facilitated the workshop at Stamp Antonio, a wonderful shop located a few miles down the road from my home.
I created these 4 pieces today. The top one is truly "over-the-top" with collaged items. I wonder how long the chopsticks will hang in there! I used some of my wax shavings to create
3-dimensional "flowers" at the top of the board. It will look better when I work with the wax tomorrow. I decided to leave it alone to cure a bit more before I tackle it again. The dried rose in the lower left-hand corner was taken from an floral arrangement of a dear friend last fall. I am satisfied with the other 3 pieces as they are.
Here is the website of our instructor: