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Steer Head

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A little different style for me - a sketch of 49'er - a steer head - 10x10inches

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Anyone have any Polaroid transfers? Anyone remember Polaroid transfers? This image is an old Polaroid transfer -- photo of an old pair of boots, printed onto Polaroid 669 film.  Then the Polaroid was boiled off it's backing, floated in water, caught onto a piece of heavy mat board.  Next, it was covered with encaustic, etched and painted with oil sticks... such a tactile fun project.

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This image was made by gluing tissue paper to a board, leaving lots of wrinkles in the paper. After the glue dried the entire board was covered with encaustic. Then, photos of cutout vases were added and another layer of glue. Next music was scanned and printed onto rice paper and added on top - again covered with encaustic.  Finally areas were painted with metallic oil sticks to add a touch of color and darken the outside edges
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Original photo is a photoshop image of flowers composited with shadows. Image was glued to a board then covered with encaustic wax.  Afterwards dental tools etched the top flower which was then painted with metallic oil sticks.  A dark oil stick was used around the outside edges to darkent the texture that was brushed on with additional wax to add depth.
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Original photo is of dead flowers, which was glued to a board then covered with encaustic wax.  Afterwards dental tools etched around the image and a hard brush was used on the cooled wax to add some scratchy textures.  Finally areas of the flowers were painted with metallic oil sticks.

 Here's a copy of the original photo before encaustic.