I enjoy collecting vintage photographs and I love using them in my paintings. In this original encaustic painting I have incorporated a vintage photograph as well as red thread, red paper dots and some gold leafing.
I stitched the red thread onto the photograph and let the threads hang. The effect looks wonderful when the painting is hanging on the wall. I then nailed the photo to the painting.
The background of the painting has some vintage pages from a book. I really like the was the vintage paper looks the encaustic beeswax is applied to the paper. The pages of the paper gets somewhat translucent and the back side shows through.
This original encaustic mixed media painting is available to purchase in my shop here.