collage.jpg
 
'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings.'  -  Lewis Carroll

I have always loved this quote, It was my yearbook quote 20+ years ago. not sure why, I just love it. :) So let's skip the cabbages and kings for now... unless you want to add some collaged kings and cabbages to your encaustic pieces?  Hmmm, this might be a fun challenge?  The Walrus and the Carpenter Challenge?  Anyone?  

If you haven't read the first lesson on Encaustics you will want to start there, before here.  

fullsizeoutput_378a.jpeg
IMG_9992.JPG

One of the many things I love about using wax is way it brings new life to old papers.  You can take a handful of old ephemera, a print of a picture you took, or  photo of a painting you made, and fuse them together to create a new piece of work! Add some designs, lines, a little oil paint to pull out the texture, maybe some gold leaf, and you have a beautiful masterpiece!  

For each of these pieces I worked on 9" x 12" paper that I gessoed with encaustic gesso.  I then applied a layer of beeswax before adding collage.  Before adding a piece of collage I dipped it into the tray of melted wax.  Once the first layer was on I used the heat gun to fuse the layers together.  I used my metal potter's rib scraping tool to lift off a little wax when needed.  I then added a top layer of simple details to complete each piece.  Simple, but so enjoyable and so addicting!  

External Link For Download

Password:  100works