For the bookish person in your life, a reading angel is the perfect gift. This angel was made from a page of the â€œCat Whoâ€¦â€ Series by the late Lilian Jackson Brown. Qwilleranâ€™s name is dropped in this angel if you look closely.
Steel wire was hand-bent into the angelÂ shape, embellished with a wire book. A page from The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers was cut out and dipped in encaustic medium, as well as tissue paper for the wings and head. TheÂ paper was attached to the steel wire with the beeswax and resin mixture. It comes with aÂ tan hemp cordÂ for hanging. This angel measures 3 tall by 3 3/4 inches wide and 1 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.
Be gentle if handling the ornament inÂ extreme heat or cold. It is best to let the piece acclimate to room temperature. Hanging it in direct sunlight may cause some fading over time.Â