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ORIGINAL ARTWORK-- A Dream in China-- Collage-- Encaustic--10"x10"

ORIGINAL ARTWORK-- A Dream in China-- Collage-- Encaustic--10"x10"

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: stained paper, damar resin, beeswax, paper, birch panel, cotton velvet, velvet, Chinese art scans, Chinese coins, encaustic medium, Chinese joss paper
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10”x10” Encaustic Collage with Chinese papers and coins.

Please scroll through photos to see the close-up shots of the piece.

This piece was a challenge for me, but I LOVE how it came out. I started with my “altered” Chinese joss papers, the added in stamped cotton velvet, copies of ancient Chinese art “scenes”, and brass Chinese coins as well as “ancient” Chinese coins— and then asked friends and family members for input. So much is incorporated into the piece—and I made it work (or so my friends and family think—I am VERY lucky to have people in my life who will tell me the truth!).

There really is so much goodness here to see!

This piece is ready to hang. On the back, “inside” the frame of the panel, I have attached D-rings and wire. You need to put a nail or screw in the wall, and you are good to go!

The profile (or “thickness”) is 7/8”. The edges are painted with a very dark brown/black acrylic paint.

Encaustic medium (a mixture of beeswax and damar resin) was used to adhere the elements, as well as brushed over the top to “seal” and protect them. This mixture also gives the piece an “antiqued” appearance. A softer look as it can blur hard lines and very defined features or elements (While encaustic medium is transparent, it does “fog over” areas where it is thicker). It’s a very distinct and very rich look.

While encaustic doesn’t tolerate direct sunlight, it does tolerate moisture (yes, you can hang this in the bathroom or kitchen).
To keep the shine, gently buff the surface with a soft cotton cloth or rag (I use old cotton t-shirts that have been washed WITHOUT fabric softener). Do not buff in temperatures exceeding 80 degrees Fahrenheit. While it would probably be just fine, no need to push it. As it is beeswax and damar resin, don’t hang in direct sunlight and please don’t leave in a warm car (“warm” gets to “hot” in a car quickly).

The mixture of beeswax and damar resin is so easy to care for and quite durable due to the damar resin. This resin increases the hardness if the beeswax immensely as well as increase the melting temperature of the wax. I work with encaustic medium and paints at a temperature of 180 degrees Fahrenheit. If it’s a 180 degrees F in your home or office, you’ve got more important issues to worry about than a painting or collage(!), right?

Encaustic is a fun medium to work with and the effects are just amazing and unique! Some people are intimidated to work with it, and it can be expensive, but I think it’s worth it. When I first saw some encaustic art, I knew I had to try it, and I knew that I would love it, even with its challenges!

Any overages in shipping will be promptly refunded to you. The prices I have listed for items are a guess. And of course, I can combine shipping for multiple items, and I may even be able to give you a discount as well— it depends on the items. Please message me for more info!

Most of my works are not up here on Etsy. Many pieces don’t make it— I sell more through social media and pop-up shops (in person). Others don’t make it due to time restrictions (I’d rather create). For this reason, you may be interested in following me on Instagram @shelleywatkins1.
You can get first dibs on most of my goodies. Most things posted are for sale. I do try to go back through my gallery and state if something has already been sold.

Thank you for visiting my shop! 😊
10”x10” Encaustic Collage with Chinese papers and coins.

Please scroll through photos to see the close-up shots of the piece.

This piece was a challenge for me, but I LOVE how it came out. I started with my “altered” Chinese joss papers, the added in stamped cotton velvet, copies of ancient Chinese art “scenes”, and brass Chinese coins as well as “ancient” Chinese coins— and then asked friends and family members for input. So much is incorporated into the piece—and I made it work (or so my friends and family think—I am VERY lucky to have people in my life who will tell me the truth!).

There really is so much goodness here to see!

This piece is ready to hang. On the back, “inside” the frame of the panel, I have attached D-rings and wire. You need to put a nail or screw in the wall, and you are good to go!

The profile (or “thickness”) is 7/8”. The edges are painted with a very dark brown/black acrylic paint.

Encaustic medium (a mixture of beeswax and damar resin) was used to adhere the elements, as well as brushed over the top to “seal” and protect them. This mixture also gives the piece an “antiqued” appearance. A softer look as it can blur hard lines and very defined features or elements (While encaustic medium is transparent, it does “fog over” areas where it is thicker). It’s a very distinct and very rich look.

While encaustic doesn’t tolerate direct sunlight, it does tolerate moisture (yes, you can hang this in the bathroom or kitchen).
To keep the shine, gently buff the surface with a soft cotton cloth or rag (I use old cotton t-shirts that have been washed WITHOUT fabric softener). Do not buff in temperatures exceeding 80 degrees Fahrenheit. While it would probably be just fine, no need to push it. As it is beeswax and damar resin, don’t hang in direct sunlight and please don’t leave in a warm car (“warm” gets to “hot” in a car quickly).

The mixture of beeswax and damar resin is so easy to care for and quite durable due to the damar resin. This resin increases the hardness if the beeswax immensely as well as increase the melting temperature of the wax. I work with encaustic medium and paints at a temperature of 180 degrees Fahrenheit. If it’s a 180 degrees F in your home or office, you’ve got more important issues to worry about than a painting or collage(!), right?

Encaustic is a fun medium to work with and the effects are just amazing and unique! Some people are intimidated to work with it, and it can be expensive, but I think it’s worth it. When I first saw some encaustic art, I knew I had to try it, and I knew that I would love it, even with its challenges!

Any overages in shipping will be promptly refunded to you. The prices I have listed for items are a guess. And of course, I can combine shipping for multiple items, and I may even be able to give you a discount as well— it depends on the items. Please message me for more info!

Most of my works are not up here on Etsy. Many pieces don’t make it— I sell more through social media and pop-up shops (in person). Others don’t make it due to time restrictions (I’d rather create). For this reason, you may be interested in following me on Instagram @shelleywatkins1.
You can get first dibs on most of my goodies. Most things posted are for sale. I do try to go back through my gallery and state if something has already been sold.

Thank you for visiting my shop! 😊

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