Before I started the 30 Art Experiments in 30 Days project I asked people on Facebook to challenge me with an unconventional material. One of the materials suggested was colored toothpicks. Today I used those colored toothpicks to create a piece of artwork. I worked with encaustic because I wanted a surface I could embed the toothpicks in.

“Spiked,” toothpicks and encaustic on wood, 7 x 7 inches