So, as all good cakes are better with icing, I slathered some encaustic medium over top of the whole shebang. It is a nice cold wax formula called Dorland's Wax Medium that I picked up at Mona Lisa. I love encaustic work, but I am not set up to work in a space with lots of solvents and other such things. So I decided to try encaustic in a more mixed media capacity. Using cold wax as opposed to hot, means that I am not heating the damar crystals to make it extra toxic stinky. As it stands, the cold wax formula just smells a little bit like when you walk by the swimming pool. I am impressed, and I will use it again. It went on mega smooth and after two coats, I am really happy with the way this piece looks.
Not sure if the photos will really show how the work has changed, but here they are anyways!!
Back to the silkscreens I go!