This was the first time I used the encaustic gesso before working on a piece. I put on three coats of the gesso, sanding between coats. Then I applied two layers of encaustic medium, a layer of white encaustic paint, the image and then three more layers of encaustic medium. The image was printed onto rice paper and adhered with the medium. I love how the rice paper sinks into the wax. Easy to adhere!
I'll be practicing more with everything this weekend. I'm wanting to incorporate different elements for the collaged pieces. Right now, both pieces with the shellac burn are mounted in my living room and I'm enjoying them!