I covered the entire book in encaustic and worked it back from there. It got caught in groves and seams and made the book old and used, hence, the name Distressed.
Those are encaustic coated lucky coins hanging out at the bottom.
This piece is shipped ready to hang and frame if desired. Artist signature and details are hand printed on the back. Caring for this piece is simple dusting. Encaustic does not respond well to extreme fluctuations in temperature – Do not freeze or leave in a hot vehicle.