I decided to try something a little different than usual this summer: Encaustic Collage. This technique is also known as “hot wax painting” and involves layering melted wax on a surface and encasing papers into it (if you wish). You can also transfer images/text onto the surface and lots of other techniques, but I won’t bore you with details. Instead, I’ll just show you this piece I made:
In case you couldn’t tell, this was partially inspired by The Labyrinth. Also inspired by: kittens, nebulae, marbled paper, fancy dresses, etc. Although this class was a challenge, I am glad I took it. And even though I got some work I like out of it, I know I won’t really be doing it in the future. It’s pretty time consuming and messy, and at the end of the day, I would rather spend my time making books or baking cakes. I mean, I’m all for being a well rounded person and artist, but with so many interests, I’m already nervous about being a Jill-of-all-trades-master-of-none some day, you know? I am going to spend my energy and free time on bookmaking, embroidery, and baking: so we all have that to look forward to.