6"x12" acrylic/paper cast wax collage
1/2" wrapped canvas with design carried around
Every time I do a paper cast piece I just can't help but to finish it off with wax. It would work just fine to use traditional sealers such as acrylic medium or even mod podge, but the wax just calls to me...especially when I add larger items like the button from my grandmother's button box.
I had originally thought to add words to this piece too, but it seemed there was enough going on, and in this case the words may have been a bit too much. Thanks to Ralph for making me think of this for this particular piece. IF it had been about the words I would probably not have added papers to the stars, but with the wonderful horizontal torn papers I felt they were strong enough as is. Ralph brought up a good point that is important for consideration...IF we add words we take the chance of shrinking the pool of possible buyers...because we narrow the meaning, and if they were thinking of something else entirely it may have killed a sale. I DO want to sell, like we all do, but I believe there are ways to add phrasing or even a single word that would not take away from the piece or it's intended meaning...or, we all even get different interpretations from the same words...so, I will not stop adding words as I believe they are important at times...but, to find the right ones that make a secondary emphasis is a fun challenge for me!