A Hint of Mystery
Here's another encaustic mixed media piece
from my exploration last weekend.
It combines layers of clear wax,
a touch of red, yellow-gold and lots
of titanium white encaustic paint,
layered handmade paper with Asian chop
and medallion images, and layered text
printed on tissue paper with words like
Atop all these layers of paper and wax,
all fused to the board one at a time with a heat gun,
I distressed the surface,
then rubbed it with graphite.
I removed the excess graphite
with super-fine steel wool.
Voilà - the finished piece.
The way I see it,
it never hurts to embed a bit of soul
and a lot of sacred energy
into an art piece.