Mini Encaustics

These are my artist trading card encaustics, they are 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" and done with beeswax, damar resin and artist grade pigments.  It is really hard to photograph these to get all of the depth that the wax creates in the layers.  I have been playing with how to sign my encaustics and I used metal letters heated and pressed into the wax for my initials.  I got a block of Sculpey Clay that I was going to try to carve into the "chop" that I envision, still have it and someday I'll get to it, maybe the metal letters will work for now.  On these little mini paintings they do take up alot of room; but afterall it's my artist card.

Field of Flowers in Oranges, Encaustic 2 1/2" X 3 1/2"
Sunflowers, Encaustic, 2 1/2" X 3 1/2"
Asters in the Fall, Encaustic, 2 1/2" X 3 1/2"

 Cindy Rose is a gardener and ATC enthusiast (sort of like I am about encaustics).  She talked to me about her blog and interest in the artist trading cards.  She has a KIDS ATC's site for her daughter.  Cindy's blog is she has alot of good things on it, you might even want to join in.