I finished the painting from an earlier post and hung it up as a pseudo-headboard above the bed. I move all the furniture around when seasons change. I don't know why. I think it has less to do with convenience and more to do with just proving to myself that I own all-this-stuff and I can move it around if I want. I'm allowed.
I have started the first of three 2"x4" panels I am making for a friend in Australia. I thought it would be cool to document the stages.
Stage 1: I built the frame from masonite and pine, painted it with a gesso medium and white acrylic paint.
Stage 2: I added texture with plaster.
Stage 3: I started adding the encaustic wax on top of the plaster. My color palette is below. I heat these up in a electric skillets. The big block is pure beeswax. If you are interested in reading more about encautic the R&F website is here.
Stage 4: In this stage I started making the transition much more subtle. Still working on the last few stages...I'll keep you posted. Thanks for checking it out. Any comments you have are great.
stage 5: scraping...
Stage 6: Finished!