â€œYou have to write the book that wants to be written.
And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups,
then you write it for children.â€
~Â Madeleine L’Engle
As a lifelong writer, I had to incorporate that into one of my angels. This Author angel was hand-wrangled into a triangle shape before I had the Jig. I wrapped black decorative wire around the writer’s nib a friend had gifted me and spelled the word “write” with the wire. This embellishment was wrapped around the steel. Then I handwrote the above quote onto notebook paper, and attached the wax-dipped paper to the steel form with encaustic medium.
TheÂ wax and wire angel can be hung as an ornament at your desk, in a window, or as a holiday decoration. This hand made steel wire angel measures 4 inches tall byÂ 6 inches wide and comes with a white satin cord 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.
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