As I went through my tissue stash, this glitter paper caught my eye and I decided to try it out. The glitter stayed on as I heated the black tissue with encaustic medium, and I cut it into the shapes to fit this angel. I had hand-bent steel wire into a shape and embellished this angel’s body with rondel sparkle beads.Â It was fun to give this one eyes. It measures 3 1/2 inches tallÂ by 3 1/2Â inches wide and 1/2 inch deep and comes with a silver satin ribbon for hanging.
Encaustics should be cared for as you would for any fine art piece. Encaustic derives from the word â€˜burn inâ€™ and is a process of applying molten wax colors to a surface for the creation of images or decoration that began more than 2 millennia ago with Roman Egyptian wax portraits.Â Hanging the ornament in the window may cause fading over time.