Today I decided to see if the encaustic waxes would work on my dominoes....oooeee they certainly did and this dominoe was my favorite so I decided to stop everything, go through my stash and find beads to make a necklace. I had handmade lampwork beads in brown and Czech glass beads which matched perfectly also so it came together just as I had imagined it when I lifted my tiny little iron and saw how "neat" the painting had turned out.
The colors in the piece are red, turquoise blue, purple, shades of brown and even a little grey. The photo doesn't do the painting justice. At the bottom right is what looks to be stairs with a person going up them. In the middle towards the bottom is a troll type monster, at the very bottom is some kind of a reptile, and I just love the upper right double "blue moon".... The entire piece appears to be the inside of a cave and truly a piece of "fantasy encaustic art". I named this piece "Troll Moon".
The dominoes are larger than normal and a cream colored resin. When I purchased them I drilled holes in some of them for jewelry focal pieces. The one I used for my necklace were drilled from right to left through the side. Others I drilled in the middle top from front to back and others are not drilled at all and I will paint these horizonally so that a bale can be attached, or maybe a pin. I also have jewelry dominoes which are petite so I am going to tape three of them together on the back side and make larger encaustic paintings for larger sized necklace focals.
I am REALLY enjoying the Encaustic waxes and can see that I will be adding additional colors to what I have as well as some of the metallics.