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The poor man's encaustic

posted Sep 15, 2009, 3:22 PM by trudy levy   [ updated Jul 28, 2011, 11:57 AM ]
I am experimenting with wax as a medium, but not ready to invest yet. So, I am melting crayons and candles in a muffin tin sitting in an old Sun Beam skillet.
Attached is an example of what happens when you leave such a piece in the sun.
Still playing around,  I tried to apply it to an oil painting I was unhappy with. This one I purposely ironed over a rag and wax paper. You can see it on my collection on Picasa.

Can I say HELP!

But it is fun.