My Altered Images series pushes the limits of the cyanotype process.  After carefully selecting the plant life to be used, I add water and other chemicals to achieve new colors and shapes that would not be made in a traditional blue and white cyanotype.  After the print is made, these experimental pieces are enhanced with encaustic paints.  

 

Each piece is composed of a handmade original cyanotype print that has been mounted to a cradle board and enhanced with encaustic paints for a one of a kind piece of art. 

The encaustic paint seals the piece, and also adds shine and a light texture.  These pieces are ready to hang as they are or they can be mounted in a floating frame. There is no need for glass on encaustic works.