"Sealed Up Secrets" is an encaustic (beeswax) painting on left-over pine scraps. It doesn't need a frame. It's light and easy to hang. The beeswax has a light, yet amazing smell.
The piece of beach/sea glass is from the shore of Lake Ontario, and although weathered and tumbled by the lake, the word SEAL is still visible at certain angles.
Sealed Up Secrets
Height: 3.75 Inches; Width: 5.5 Inches; Depth: 1.6 Inches
Encaustic is one of the oldest forms of painting. People often think it will melt. It will only melt if you get it very, very hot. Think of candle wax and it only melts when touching an actual flame but sunny windows aren't typically an issue. To keep it dust free, and clear the natural 'fog' that develops over time for the first year or so, simply take a clean cotton cloth and buff the entire painting - a quick 20 seconds is all it should take, do not use any cleaning chemicals.