These works blend natural materials, found objects and re-purposed paper images in a beeswax, resin, and pigment medium.
They are inspired by the natural world and the cycles of life, death, and time.
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What is encaustic?
16" x 11.5" encaustic and collage
Encaustic painting is a process in which layers of pigmented bees wax (which contains damar resin crystals to promote hardening), are painted on to a surface and fused with a heat gun or torch. Each time a layer is fused it becomes bonded and permanent to the previous layer. Collage layers can be heated in wax and burnished on, and images can be transferred onto the wax.
copyright Leah Cross Designs 2013