Encaustics and Fiber Based Photo Paper
Has anyone here worked with this combo? I'm trying to use standard VC fiber based B&W papers (alright not too alt) in Encaustic collage (did I reach alt enough??). My problem is the clay/coating on the papers keeps the wax from sticking well. I can put down a layer of wax, but if I want the wax to do its usual trick of melting/collaging with other items, the bond is very weak, the photo paper curles and everything falls apart. Not good!
All the suggestions I've found on the web suggest using inkjet prints on plain and porous paper. I really wanted to stay away from the computer generated stuff on this project.
So, anyone have experience with this. Or, does anyone know of a real "paper" B&W paper that doesn't have much/any clay or sealing/coat.
I am aware I could go to Kalli or platinum or liquid light on plain paper. I really wanted a more standard B&W paper look for this work.