Originally published: February 25, 2013 12:16 PM
Updated: February 25, 2013 12:24 PM
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Photo credit: AP, 2012 | Daniella Woolf's encaustic piece "Stroganoff," in which she preserved her mother's recipes by stitching the cards together and dipping or brushing the ensemble with a wax medium. Woolf, the author of "The Encaustic Studio," recommends trying the same with vintage knitting instructions or old, canceled checks.
Denver artist Jamie Lang sold nearly all of his small, handmade tiles during a recent crafts show, and he can only guess the reasons why. The adobe tiles are minimally decorated — with a red bicycle or a solitary house — and covered with a thin, smooth layer of wax.
"It was new, something different," Lang said after the show in Boulder, Colo., while other artists packed up their wares to take...
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