Untitled Poppy Collage # 3, 6″ x 9″, Encaustic, Repurposed Watercolor Painting on Rice Paper, Sharpie, Acrylic, on Board.
Untitled Poppy Collage # 4, 9″ x 12″, Encaustic, Repurposed Watercolor on Rice Paper, Acrylic, Sharpie, on Board.
In these works I started by cutting a failed watercolor painting on rice paper that I then collaged with an acrylic medium onto paper. When that was done I cut it into pieces and composed pieces on four separate panels. The panels had been painted previously as well and set aside. The collages were then assembled using encaustic medium, which is a wax medium applied with a certain technique. I added additional pieces of painted rice paper drawn on with a sharpie to add contrast to the composition.
If you are new to encaustic I suggest checking it out. I absolutely love encaustic. It can be mixed with pigment or used as a semi-transparent layer. I use bleached natural bees wax in these pieces to adhere layers of paper to my board, which was first painted. To see more of my encaustic work check out this link: http://hollysuzannefilbert.com/collections/42779.