Aug 13, 2015

Wax on Wednesdays! What Did I Use ?

This week I decided to do a small 3 dimensional abstract.
I think that the ability to create such texture and dimension is part of what excites when you 
are painting, and creating a piece, in encaustic. 

In this video , I embedding , but not for the sake of viewing the embedded object. It is purely for the addition of raising parts of my composition to a 3 dimensional almost sculptural state. 

Would you like to  guess what material I used
for the 3 dimensional effect ?

Well, you will have to watch and see! :)

Supplies I used this week :
6x6 x 1 1/2" cradle board
R and F Encaustic medium
graphite powder
clay tolls
baby wipes
white India ink
red India ink
white encaustic paint
surprise household item you will have to watch and see ( don't worry you'll find out in the first 15 seconds :)

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I am putting together a giveaway next week in honor of the 1000 subscriber mark. I am trying to come up with something a little fun for everyone :)

Have a great week!

Aug 12, 2015

On My Studio Table

On My studio table ( a few days ago) some special photo encaustic gifts .
 Some for my Ms. Paula , 
and some for Grandma Jane's Birthday. 
All 3 daughters engaged at once? Doesn't happen every day.

I was able to grab some shots of Ms Paula's daughters,
 ( some of my favorite all time peeps ) and their fianc├ęs all together this summer, and did some
photo encaustic on mini wood blocks with them. 
These little mini blocks are my favorite at 4x4 x2 " . There is something about them, and I just can't have enough of them! 
They are so fun to play with the the photo encaustic on them. I think they remind me of playing with  building blocks, and I love putting groups of them together. 

For Grandma Jane I did little miss Reagan in some more photo encaustic
 on slightly larger wood panels.
With hers I worked in some background colors , which is the wonderful
thing about photo encaustic . You can take all of the color away , and then add
back in here and there, subtle touches and soft layers of dreamy wax. Or, you can
change the photo completely. 
Usually I tape off , and paint the sides, but I have done a few now with 
the wax dripping naturally , and organically where it may, and then add a stain over the sides, and really enjoying that natural more organic look . 
If you would like  to learn photo encaustic with me, You can!
 Just check out the "Encausticology Image Exploration" 
workshop on the online workshop page. 

Here is my PFATT offering for August 2015.
An original encaustic collage piece 
"Gentle Nature"
It measures 6x6x 1 1/2" on wood panel . 

You can see all the details on my PFATT page 

This week getting ready for  back to school already !
Wax on Wednesdays this week will be Wax on Thursday,
 and posted by tomorrow morning, 
as I have been rushing around getting little miss Reagan ready for high school !!!


Blessings to you,