I wanted to share a piece of Encaustic Art that I made (using beeswax medium, both in natural and pigmented red.) If you’ve ever wondered if you can use three dimensional objects with beeswax collage, I’m here to show you that you can! And buttons make nice embellishments.
I used a kit to make this piece along with some Buttons Galore and More buttons, (you can read more about that on the Craft Test Dummies blog). I found out that if you want to add heavy bits-like the buttons- you’ll want to build a base of wax where you want them to go, and then keep it warm with a heat tool. Then place your buttons and immediately drop some hot wax on top, so that it drips through the holes and bonds with the wax underneath. Let it cool completely- it’s hard not to keep fussing with it!
Bottom line: don’t be afraid to add your favorite buttons to Encaustic art- they add a wonderful texture and dimension.