In this encaustic painting, Family TREE, I have incorporated some vintage papers under the encaustic wax.
Here are a couple of vintage books I have collected. Pages from these books have been used in many of my mixed media projects.
To begin this painting, I glued on a vintage map and vintage sheet music to my board. Once dry, I added some clear encaustic wax as well as white, green and blue encaustic wax.
The wax is somewhat translucent and I like how the map and papers show through.
I like grouping this larger painting with the mini nest painting. In my final step I added white encaustic "blossoms" to the branches giving the painting a great texture.