I had seen this work with original illustrations made on the cover and pages of vintage books by other artists and I always wanted to give it tray, but being me, I wanted to make it really mine before going ahead and I gave it a lot of thought before getting started.
Since experimenting is my second nature, I love trying out new ideas and
materials and combining old techniques over new surfaces just to see
what happens... And these beautiful beeswax covered encaustic books are
the result of my latest experiments.
This beautiful art piece used to be a vintage book I picked up from a
Mexican Old Book Shop I love visiting, there is an original painting by
me, Danita Art on the cover of the book and one in the back as well.
Everything is covered in a generous coat of 100% Natural beeswax to give
it a dreamy, surreal look the the whole piece.
The translucent image has beautiful detail shining trough the beeswax,
obscured in some places and crystal clear on others, a random process
that makes each one of these books a unique work of art that will never
They Available on my Etsy Shop today, click on each image to go to the individual listing, or follow this link for my originals section.
I really hope you like them as much as I enjoyed making them... If they become popular you are going to be seeing more of this!