Mar 4, 2015

Wax on Wednesdays! Finding Alternate Colorant Choices Week 1

Happy Wax on Wednesdays! 


 This month for the "Wax on Wednesdays!" video series , we will be
exploring alternative ways of adding color to encaustics , rather than using the slightly more traditional encaustic paints, oil paint, oil sticks etc. 

This week we will be using.....
GRAPHITE

Only graphite , and regular encaustic medium were used on these paintings.

The whole purpose of this months exploration is to try and keep studio costs down, while still having the full enjoyment of using encaustics in your art work. 
So , in the video I am using things that are pretty common . 
graphite sketching pencils
graphite stick ( I think it came in a sketching pencil set)
water soluble graphite pencils
plaster
encaustic gesso
hardboard
encaustic medium 
denatured alcohol

Everything listed above can be found in Michaels or Hobby Lobby etc. except  for the encaustic gesso and medium, and you probably already have on hand. 

If you do not want to shave the graphite into a powder yourself , you can purchase it in a powder form . 
This is usually found at an art store. 

graphite powder.





 For this project, I started off with several  inexpensive 5x7 hardboard flat panels to experiment with. 




Once I have found the effects that I am enjoying   the most, 
I will use them on a larger scale painting later on. 
   

Sometimes when you receive the post via email, the video does not come through . 
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I hope you enjoy the series this month, and give it a try !

Want to take a live encaustic workshop with me ?
I will be sharing 2 encaustic workshops at
Artiscape in Columbus Ohio April 10-12
To see details for
"Encaustic Story Telling " workshop 
To see details for

'The Care Taker" Encaustic Doll Assemblage

Blessings to you,


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