I love Vintage buttons and have a hard time resisting them when I poke around antique shops, or Vogue Fabrics’ button bin. Lately I am on a mission to use up what I own before buying new, so I incorporated this lovely brown daisy button into an angel. The button has small flower petal impressions, along with tiny dots and triangles. The triangles look a bit like hearts to me.
I wrapped 16-gauge steel wire into the angel shape along with a swirl to attach the buttonÂ to. Â Then I dipped brownÂ tissue paper and inked teabags in a beeswax and resin mixture and adhered it to the steel wire. This angel comes with a brownÂ raffia string for hanging. It measures 3 3/8Â inches tallÂ by 3 3/4 inches wide and 1/2 inch deep.
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.