May 13, 2015

Wax on Wednesdays! Encaustic and Graphite Monoprinting Fun

 Beautiful monoprints with graphite !

 Broke out a Gelli plate this week . I give a little disclaimer in the video as well, but  the graphite 
might be  a little bit abrasive to the Gelli plate , and it will stain it . I get it pretty clean with dawn and then baby oil , but if trying this project, you may want to appoint a special "Gelli" plate just for 
the graphite , or make your own gelli plate . 
 I have a Japanese maple that has beautiful leaves . Experimenting
with what works best in the printing is half the fun !

Materials I used this week:
"Gerneral's " brand powdered graphite
Gelli brand printing plate
local greenery 
water color paper 140lb. 
small  masonite boards I get in bulk  from the craft store 
R and F brand encaustic medium
encaustic gesso
white Shiva paint stick (for a white color layer on board)

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"Encausticology. Creating Imagery  in Encaustic"
Online Workshop begins May 29!
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Happy Creating! 


  1. BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing the how-to.

  2. Gorgeous in the simplicity !! I love those maple leaves and the beautiful look they produce!

    1. Thanks Jackie! I experimented with entire yard , The Japanese Maple won hands down :)

  3. I LOVE this, Shari! Thank you so much for sharing. I will make myself a gelli plate soon and then try that.

    1. ooh have fun Julia !! Reagan and I did them together in this post a couple of years ago

      I give the recipe in the post , I know there are better , and longer lasting recipes out their now days , but it was really fun :)


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