Encaustic Exploration #2: Collage

I love collage, have I told you that already? In college I was always experimenting with paint and photography but it never really looked good. I did create a series of cards using cut paper and melted crayon that I loved doing, but again the ending results always looked unprofessional.

"Memories" Washi paper, photography, yarn and encaustic. 8" x 8"

"Memories" Washi paper, photography, yarn and encaustic. 8" x 8"

This piece just unfolded organically, I knew I wanted to play with embedding some yarn or string and snuck in a Fierce Knitter photo to bring a story to the composition. Printing on the Japanese paper was challenging and I'm going to do some research on better substrates for photography. I know Digital Arts Supply used to have a slew of Japanese rice and mulberry papers for inkjet.