Burn, Baby, Burn

I’m making a real effort now to get back into doing art every morning. I still love encaustic painting, and I’ve gotten a book now on doing mixed media with encaustic. We had touched a little on this in my class back in May, but you can only do so much in a week.

My new book is “encaustic Mixed Media” by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch. One of the things I love about it is her attitude of playfulness and “just try it and see what happens”. (Safely, of course. Safety first.) There are a whole bunch of fun project ideas, AND she has an entire section on making your own embellishments to add to encaustic pieces. So this morning I made glue-and-paper burned embellishments. Parts: various papers and white glue. Tools: small propane torch and brush for glue. Working surface: asbestos soldering pads from jewelry workbench. Here’s a picture of my results.

Tomorrow: using one of these in an encaustic composition.

Burned glue-and-paper

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