Gallery I – Encaustic Mosaics

The encaustic mosaic, ‘Thought & Memory – Ruby’ won ‘Best in Mixed Media’ at the 2017 LOOK Show in Victoria, BC. Encaustic mosaics ‘Endless Summer’, ‘La Vie en Rose’, ‘Thought & Memory – Tanzanite’ and ‘Thought & Memory – Amber’ all received jurors’ choice awards at the Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts 2017 Spring art show.

Encaustic mosaics, ‘Mahemariam, Garnet and Zircon’ were featured in an in-depth technique article in the Sep/Oct 2013 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors’ magazine. ‘Carnivale’ was selected for the Mar/Apr 2014 issue of Somerset Studio‘ magazine for the Reader’s Challenge – Le Cirque theme.

Encaustic mosaics are made in two separate stages and then assembled together into the final piece.  First, encaustic paints are melted and marbled together using an embossing heat gun onto Terraskin™ paper.  Metal leaf (silver or gold) and metallic glitter are added to the warm encaustic paint for shine.  Once cooled, the abstract painting is cut into small squares and mounted onto foam core blocks.  Second, selected images (chosen for their subject matter and colour) are printed onto matte photo paper and then coated with two coats of clear encaustic medium.  Once fused and cooled, these waxed images are cut out and mounted onto foam core blocks.   After all the pieces have been assembled into a visually appealing composition, they are glued permanently to a piece of foam core and then mounted into a shadow box frame for display.

To purchase available encaustic mosaics, please visit my online store at Lexi Reid Studio or in-store at Coast Collective Art Centre in Colwood, BC.

If you would like to commission a custom-made mosaic, please contact me directly to request specific colours, size and theme.