I’ve been intrigued with the possibilites of remesh (the steel grid material used to reinforce sidewalks and such) and bought some to cut into various frame shapes. Creating the digital file to fit was its own challenge, but I was pleased with this first try. The square openings are 6″ each and the “hug” is made from a retention ring found on the inside of hubcaps. Found materials are always fun.
For each of my holiday greetings this year, I enclosed a snowflake made from e*graphic material using a plotcutting device. The material worked beautifully with the blade and the resulting forms feel magical, suspended from lights using a single silver thread.
I’ve been experimenting with layering pieces and parts of e*graphics using tabs, fusing, and cutouts. This mandala also has a glow-in-the-dark center element that appears to float when the lights are turned out.
The sun was out this morning and really brought the colors of these e*graphic leaves to life.
I wanted to use driftwood as a rustic frame to hold an encaustigraphic collage. “Love for Trees in Midwinter” is the result. I also incorporated polymer clay, stone and glass to make this quite an assemblage of colorful and natural materials.
This encaustigraphic mandala leads off a suspension of playful pieces made from a variety of materials. The e*graphics process combines well with other materials, including beads, polymer clay (especially translucent varieties), driftwood, wire, and found objects. Although the main circle is 8″ in diameter, it is extremely lightweight and moves beautifully in the breeze.