So if you are keeping up on this 30 days of new (to me) techniques- this morning I played with paraffin wax and watercolor. I've used my encaustic wax with watercolor before, but this time I grabbed a chunk of paraffin- you know, the kind used in canning. Which brought me back to my original encaustic roots. When I was young, and my mom would have the counters covered in jam jars and a pot of melting wax on the double boiler next to the larger pot of melting strawberries and sugar- oh the temptation to play! I remember cutting out small pieces of art that I had made and dipping it into her wax to create a sort of dimensional piece- but I digress. This painting was made by rubbing wax over parts of my drawing, adding watercolor, wax, and more watercolor and wax. It's not thick like my encaustics, but the paper has a nice luminous quality. I may have to do more of this. I probably should look into the viability of the paper and paraffin combination.