Thursday, March 26, 2009
Playing in my journal, I notice that I have a love affair going with certain images/objects - butterflies, hearts, fleur de lis, dragonflies. I know there are others as well, but I do seem to have a thing for these items. The journal page on the left was an experiment using some scraps and then melting beeswax over them. I have flirted with the idea of getting a melting pot, but today someone in my group mentioned that it's just as easy to use a small crockpot. I'm still using just a small quilt iron or craft iron and melting the wax over the picture and then spreading around with the iron. If anyone can tell me the difference between encaustic wax and beeswax, please leave a comment. I've see large paintings done with encaustic wax. I would think that is an expensive way to go.