It consists of seven steps: paint the subject on rice paper, brush melted wax over the painting, crumble the painting to create cracks in the wax, glaze on another layer of contrasting color, iron the paper between sheets of newsprint to melt off the wax, paint on a layer of gloss medium, correct/define details.
Of course, I love the unpredictability of where the cracks in the wax will allow the glaze layer to show. If you do it right, you will have a fine webbing of color coming through the cracks.
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