In addition to playing with paper types, I also enjoy testing fabrics and ephemera in my encaustic medium. For this pendant, I took a scrap of cotton fabric with a rose print and dipped it in encaustic medium (beeswax and resin). Then I did the same with a few paper flowers that I got from an Ethnic Art Festival booth years ago. I love that the petals make heart shapes. I wrapped 16-gauge steel wire into a teardrop shape with some loops to attach the flowers to by their wire stems. Then I added the warm fabric with red encaustic paint. This dimensional pendant measures 2 1/2Â inches longÂ by 1 1/2 wide.
The pendant comes with a black satin cord, pictured is a 16″ cord. See other available lengths in the additional information tab and please specify the length you would prefer by filling out “Additional Order Notes” during checkout.
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.