September 25, 2006

Paper encaustic


Here is the beginning of a new series of work I am embarking on. Handmade paper and wax.
The possibilities are endless! You can form the pulp, color the pulp, emboss the paper, encase it in wax. I think this all comes from my facination lately with textiles which I saw here and here and here. Sans textile. What do you think? The wax is from bees and is quite yellow. I may go back to my regular encaustic medium to create more of a white face to the wax and let the inclusions of the paper show more. Ah well, it's a fun life.
The word for the day is ... soften ... your lines, your heart and your skin.

9 comments:

IMEDAGOZE said...

susan, I learn something new from you today. I never heard of art pieces made from handmade paper and wax before. It's sure beautiful when you use them together. I love the colors and the embossing golden-rust effect. Beautiful!

Joy Eliz said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!
Reminds me of fall... :)

Ulla said...

Ohhhh I can't wait to see the next ones! This is stunning, and I love how you show us your 'inspiration'. Did you use a patterened block to stamp the wax? Its amazing how much it looks like its quilted... Fabulous technique, will you be teaching it soon???

susan said...

ulla ... thank you! the copper tjaps is an antique indonesian one which emmulates quilted looking patterns or perhaps tin ceilings like we have at the gallery. i fell in love with it and HAD to have it.
yes, i most likely will do a class on this as all wax and paper go so well together!

susanna said...

Beautiful!!! They are just sooo beautiful, Susan!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

the was looks like leaves, how did you do that?

Pat said...

Teach me .... teach me. And, seriously, why not add this to your course offerings in the studio. And count me in.....Pat

natasha said...

i worked with encaustic oil paintings in college and it is soooo fun and so quick! theoretically, anyway. and i did sculpture with paper, too. if you use resin on paper, it is amazing and it gives it that yellowy glow, too. these would be pretty with a light behind them. far behind. no melting.

Anonymous said...

I love it!

-James Chase
http://www.neverfading.com