I have been wanting to try encaustic painting for awhile now and thanks to Yoli and her shortcut tricks (who knew a quilting iron could be so versatile!) I decided to give it a try. There is something very soothing about melting wax and spreading it around. I am afraid my new found obsession may lead to me encasing everything in wax, I just love doing this!
Anyway...... here you have it, my first encaustic mixed medium piece. I wish the wax detail showed up better in this photo, (despite the fact I use to teach darkroom procedures I can not take a decent photo, even with a digital camera, or maybe I should say especially with a digital camera, at any rate...............).
I love the way the wax makes everything cloudy, adding layers of mystery, not to mention it is a great way to cover up ones mistakes :)
Thanks Yoli, you just may have created a wax melting monster!