I have been creating some new mixed media encaustic paintings. Working with encaustic beeswax is such a wonderful medium to incorporate paper. I love using vintage sheet music, old maps and other papers.
When you layer the clear encaustic wax over the paper and heat the wax, the paper becomes somewhat translucent. The images on the back side of the paper are visible as well as the images on the front.
The wax gives the paper a dreamy quality that I love. Layering the paper and wax creates wonderful depth to the painting. It's just one of the creative aspects about encaustic painting that I find so fascinating.