I really enjoy using these stamps. This piece began with 6-7 layers of encaustic medium, fused between each layer with the heat gun. I added 3 layers of titanium white pigmented wax (fusing between each layer). I applied the wax cold so that it would rough up and create a textured surface. I could have left it right there: it resembled snow and was pretty pleasing at that point. But I picked up a couple of the stamps and pressed into the surface, thinking about lace. Finally I applied oil sticks, rubbing pigment into the depressions and then wiping it away, but not completely. The color cast left behind made sense and I repeated the process with 2 additional colors. A final coat of wax and a fusing finished the piece.
The title of this piece is "Scranton Lace" after the many days spent photographing the Scranton Lace Factory in Pennsylvania. Enjoy and thanks for visiting.