Birthday Flowers

I tried (and failed) to do an image transfer photograph of my birthday flowers onto encaustics. Then I tried and failed to adhere it as a photograph. I used the second failed attempt as a template, cutting around each portion of the flowers and then edging a groove outline onto the plain wax of the page. Then I used oil pastels, Pan Pastels and colored encaustic paints to record the birthday flowers (a lily and a tulip) on the right side. I did a "mirror image" hand colored B&W on the left.
Grooves outline the shape of the flowers.
 It was an exercise in appreciation: for my flowers.
Oil pastels on the tulip.

Pan Pastels on the lily.

The left page is a hand colored (pencils & pastels) on plain laser printer white paper.