Encaustic mosaics were featured in an in-depth DIY article in the Sep/Oct 2013 issue of ‘Cloth Paper Scissors’ magazine and in the Mar/Apr 2014 issue of ‘Somerset Studio‘ magazine for the Reader’s Challenge – Le Cirque theme. The 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 on Etsy. Or if you would like to commission a custom-made mosaic, please contact me directly to request specific colours, size and theme.