The one about wax
Art Night was last Thursday and we played with wax. We are all newbies when it comes to encaustic, but we played around and had fun adding layers of wax to our boards, dipping strings and ribbons, papers...fabric. I stuck to the beeswax more since I love the way it smells---and I added some melted crayon, too. I started with layers of squares of my most beautiful old paper that I had, and poured the wax on over it, using an iron to smooth it around before adding more layers and chunky-ness with wax.
When doing wax in an altered book, I will definitely go for the non-toxic encaustic wax sticks we had on hand to play with as well---- its pliable and won't crack off! I was channeling Lynne Perrella with my two pieces that night, as I totally ripped off her style on the square one. :P She's my very favorite mixed media artist.