Okay I thought encaustic would be not a big deal, pretty easy, in fact I was dead wrong. Being one of those people that thinks they can do pretty much anything because you can look everything up on the web....................here are some flowers I did with encaustic. By flowers I mean "real" flowers.
Been working like crazy I suddenly have much to do, well actually I've had lots to do since my vacation. In retrospect it was a good thing it was a great vacation.......Working on a few new pieces for the Arvada holiday show plus some older smaller pieces.
background for new piece
I want a sort of night scene with dispersed light, rabbit blocked in
he looks worried but that changes
I think I want some light within the space he's in
wow I didn't see this coming, croquet balls and a tweeter....who knew
Here is the second half of the book. This book has a lot of pages and I decided early to use mostly cabinet cards, with one exception which is a butterfly. Lots of nice mica pieces that range in color from amber clear to green with black mineral blemishes.
this is mid book
the book is very fat and of course would never close but has a nice metal clasp
the embellishments range from rusty bolts to old keys
the back page on two of the sides have the quarter page dividers which fit the small cabinet cards I have
Here is the second big altered book that I have finished. Today is the first half and the second half tomorrow. When I start these I forget how long it takes me to do them. They are fun, interesting and amazing when they are done but, wow, the work! This has all old paper and odds and ends which you can see scattered around on my work surface. The book, especially the large ones, presents a myriad of problems as you work along, I would say that problem solving is huge, at least for me, in these books.
this has the only page featuring something other than a cabinet card