Happy Wax on Wednesdays ! Valentine Collage and Paper Workshop Fun

This week in Encausticology Paper Journey we are diving in and making our own hand made papers ! 

I love all of the opportunities that present themselves when creating paper right in your studio. All of the textures that can be added , the colors, and the inclusions. These papers had quite a bit of vintage ephemera added as inclusions. Some of them have small flakes of red and blue which were  illustrations from a 1930s first reader . 

 My favorite thing to do when I enter the studio in the morning (while the wax is heating up) , is dive right in with a warm up exercise to get the creativity flowing. It's often  a fun timed challenge to relieve the stress of blank paper, canvas , or wood. but sometimes it is  an exciting exploration study! 
 Each week in Encausticology Paper Journey workshop we begin with a fun warm up on paper. 
This week is a paper marbling technique that can have beautiful effects especially when encaustic is added to the pages. 

In this week's Wax on Wednesdays I am sharing a little Valentine collage made from a variety of papers that have also been done  in the workshop.  

Spoiler Alert ! 
This is a little secret sneak peak because it is from the upcoming installment of Encausticology Paper Journey :)

I am addicted to these beauties and never get tired of making them. If you have made citrasolv papers before I am sure you can relate to the addictive nature of these papers. They are like pure magic. 

 To quote Forrest 's Mother "they are definitely like a box of chocolates because you surely never know what you'll get !"

Most of the papers in this collage are from the citrasolv, but there is also some hand painted encaustic papers , and some Japanese Hanshi paper I have painted with some amber shellac and let dry. 
Supplies I used this week 
shellac papers
citrasolv papers
encaustic painted rice papers
india ink
heat gun
encaustic medium
cradled board 

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You can any of the online workshops at any time with no time limits or expiration dates. Just relax, create,  and have fun ! 

Live workshops ! 

I will be teaching several live workshops this spring !
The following 3 workshops will be at Artiscape Art Retreat at Embassy Suites Columbus Ohio April 27-30 . 

Seating is limited for these workshops so please sign up early to ensure your space is available . There are over 48 workshops to choose from in almost every medium . 

"Encaustic Mini Mask Assemblages" 
Metal , assemblage, encaustic . 
What could be more fun !
Sunday April 30 
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"Our House Encaustic Sculpture and Journal !" 
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"Encaustic Paper Magic !" 
Create and explore techniques for creating beautiful hand painted encaustic papers , monotypes, and more. 
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"Encaustic Image Exploration "
A full day workshop of exploring the magic of photo encaustic.
Marco's Paper 
Dayton Ohio March 25 
seating limited 
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