here re: my use of recycled art boards) and then using Caran D'Ache Neocolor II wax crayons to create the first layer. Since these are water-soluble crayons, I sprayed the piece with a fixative before adding the first layer of encaustic medium.
In my fibre art group, Group of Eight Fibre Artists, we participate in two challenges each year. The current challenge is "Secrets", so although I have another piece I'm doing for the challenge, I thought I'd also use that theme for this piece.
The quote reads, "...there are two types of secrets...the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don't dare to let out."
Seth's stencil, in addition to having many fabulous design elements, includes the words 'inside', 'out', and 'secret'. Perfect for the quote right!?
I used oil pastel to add some of the elements from the stencil onto the surface, and then used a heat gun to slightly melt and fuse the pastel with the encaustic medium.
I drew some simple dots with the oil pastel and doodled circles around them with either a permanent black pen or my Signo white pen, again fusing the ink into the wax.
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