In response to the election, I started to make a bunch of Rainbow angels. This cutie has pastelÂ rainbow stripes and dottedÂ wings to send love out in the world. It can be hung in the home year-round or on a holiday tree in December.
Steel wire has been hand-bent into the angel and heartÂ shape, after which hand-colored and hand-stamped tissueÂ paper was attached with encaustic medium. This one has the words dream and explore stamped on it, and the teabag wings are colored in ink dots. It comes with a silverÂ satin ribbonÂ for hanging. This angel measures 3Â 1/4 by 3 3/4 inches.
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