Spent the afternoon shooting photos of trees changing colors. When I went to use my favorite tree in an encaustic I saw that I'd deleted it from my computer and soon the trees will be bare so off I went. Those will be coming. Then when I got home I made more of Jackie's patterned paper using the new blue stamp blocks and brayers.
I love to make a big mess in the studio. I'm finally getting over my anal retentive washing of rubber stamps and brayers. It gets in the way of the fun. I've made up my mind that nothing should get in the way of the fun.
I topped all the sheets with a layer of thin iridescent rolled over most areas. And some gold. And some iridescent gold. The paper is several kinds but my favorite is a type of white tracing paper that is slick on one side and absorbent on the other. The sparkly paper looks and feels like silk sari material. Whew. Very beautiful.
Another journal page.
The next 3 weeks are going to be balls to the wall. I have 2 sets of company coming and a class to teach and Thanksgiving and my last 3 encaustic classes and of course my own spacey self to herd around so it should be interesting. November is good.