There is not doubt that I have to have patience with this wax medium. What a hard medium to work with. I just can not figure out how to work with the layers because each application of wax makes the layer below so choppy. I use a heat gun and then take a palette knife to smooth over the surface and this does help a bit. As I said in my previous blog, my goal is to make this glass surface and I can not do that. Maybe the wax is not hot enough? I see videos of other encaustic artists using a brush and pulling the wax across the surface and the wax moves nicely across in one stroke. Anyway, I kept going on my second piece and after using many different tools ended up with a sort of flower image in the end.