The gas lamp in my front yard was the inspiration here. Here is the original photo which I photoshopped out the background. I then did an image transfer to encaustic background and added an intarsia flame. Topcoated with resin.
In the gardens we have a couple of these metal/glass prism stakes. I again ran my photo through photoshop to strip out the background, then did an image transfer – this time to an abstract color mix covered with layers of plain encaustic. I then etched out the layers of plain encaustic to reveal the base.
The center face I printed on inkjet paper and glued to aluminum foil, then encased in encaustic. A resin topcoat is added.