Sunday, September 18, 2011

encaustics rock!


my first experiment with encaustics (painting with wax) - so fun! this is a 5" board with batik fiber art paper, glass fragments and various pigments. i love how you can slather on layers and trap things in the wax, and then move it all around with a heat gun to create color patterns and reveal what's underneath.

9 comments:

  1. WOW! Amazing...can't believe it's a first time! I think you're a pro already! Great stuff! POP ART MINIS

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  2. This is great! Don't know how long I can hold out without trying these...

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  3. I have been wanting to try encaustics for some time now. You certainly have grasped the technique perfectly!

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  4. so freaking cool! glass shards??!!!??? your results are stunning - can't believe it's your first attempt. I've been itching to try this myself and haven't gone out looking for a heat source for my studio yet. some day soon - this is very inspiring! (still making my way through all the paint party friday links! happy monday!)

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  5. Thanks everyone, I hope you all give it a whirl!

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  6. Cool, I've never even heard of this! There's a lot of boldness in depth in that piece, great work!

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  7. Oh YEAH! This looks FUN! Beautiful! Deb

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  8. So cool!!! I can't wait to try my hand at this. Was cleaning out a cabinet recently and discovered a small crock pot that will be perdect for this:)

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