Spirits (detail), 2010, Bridgette Guerzon Mills, plaster, inkjet prints, encaustic, string, Chicago. "Right now I am obsessed with incorporating encaustic with paper, and more specifically book art. The combination of wax and paper is really beautiful as the paper absorbs the wax and becomes translucent if the paper is thin. You can also create 3-dimensional forms with paper and wax. ...“Spirits” was created using plaster, paper and encaustic and is meant to hang like a mobile."
Learn to use mudding, or joint compound, to build up the surface and add texture from studio artist and author Daniella Woolf. Join her as she delves further into mixed media art tools and techniques in her new book "The Encaustic Studio: A Wax Workshop in Mixed-Media Art."