mixed media encaustic and collage on paper
6 x 12" unframed
I've been working on presentation of these small
encaustic on paper pieces. They can't be simply
matted under glass if there is a possibility of the
glass touching the artwork. Also mounting them
can be problematic because adhesives don't want
to stick to the wax.
I did a little research and hinge mounting them
with linen adhesive backed tape seemed the best
route to go. I fold the hinge tape in half length
wise and attach that to the back of the artwork.
Then I imbed the tape with wax to the back of the
piece, being careful not to disturb wax that might
affect the artwork. Once that is cool
and solid I can attach the top half of the hinge
tape to the mounting board.
This method seems to be working on light
but would not be good for heavier works
as the weight of the collage elements and the
wax would not be supported by a band of wax.
The image of the framed work shows it in a
shadow box type frame so the artwork which floats
on its mounting board is also recessed a good
1/4" from the glass.