I decided to work with monoprinting and encaustic. I'm able to combine my love of printmaking with the 3-dimensional soft layering effects of wax medium - yummy!
Look out for the disks at the 'Branching Out' exhibition (more information coming soon or go to my website).
|the wooden disks ready to work with|
|The encaustic heating in my skillet - clear pure encaustic wax |
on the left, the small pot is a blend of white oil paint and
|Fusing the first layer of white encaustic, using|
a heat gun.
|Monoprints that I created using my gelli-plate and a stencil.|
I printed onto dressmaking pattern paper - its so fine, like tissue.
I just love the texture and its transparency.
|One of the finished disks, with a monoprint|
and paper cutouts collaged into the wax.
My bird theme just keeps going!
|Another disk - I love the red on the black & white.|
The text from the paper pattern adds another dimension.