|Maple Leaf Casting Mold|
When that was dry, I painted the entire piece—leaf and background—with a glaze and wheat colored acrylic paint mixture. I just wanted to take the edge off the stark white of the paper casting. The last step before mounting was to ink the edges of the casting with walnut stain distress ink.
I mounted the finished casting onto a wax encaustic. I did this by gently heating the surface until the wax softened, then pressed the casting directly into the wax. Here is the finished piece.