Starting with one piece of patterned paper....
I began this piece with something totally different in mind as is often the way in art. My interest in the patterns used in quilting and other hand crafts pervades my work in various ways. This purchased paper in repetitive strips of patterns called to me. I glued it on the panel with Yes Paste and added two coats of encaustic medium. It didn't inspire me in any way. New road needed... I began to cover up the patterns until only the white and black grid remained.
That sparked me to find the scrap of tobacco netting a friend gave me and I was off to the races.
Black and white #1, 2012, mixed media encaustic on cradled panel , 8 x 10 in.
Take one piece of white lace and ....
attach it to the board using black encaustic. Add several more layers of black and then change to red. Fuse each layer. When the pattern is completely covered with encaustic stop and let cool.
Using a large blade scrape back to reveal the original pattern of the lace. A great sample board to show how to build up designs with fabric.you need two colours to show up the pattern.
Start with a very delicate paper..
Ocean # 1 , 2012, encaustic and paper on cradled panel, 8 x 8 in.