Mar 29, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays ! Spring Live Workshop Fun

Long post today !

 It is that time of year again and I have so much to share with you on what has been happening and what is coming soon ! 

The following photos are from this weekend at the 
Photo Encaustic and Imagery workshop 
in Dayton Ohio . 
Please do not repost these as they are the workshop students fabulous creations 
and not my own :) 
We began the morning with a fresh warm up exercise of course ! 
This is one of my new warm ups using walnut ink . Students were able to use many of these later on in the day with their other images as a background or as collage material. 
Here are just a few examples of what was created !

We spent a wonderful day transferring imagery onto the wax , layering ,mark making, scraping back, mounting, and making luminous dreamy photo images with our hands and encaustic ! 

Next live workshop will be: 
Cincinnati Book Arts Society 
at Essex Studios 
Cincinnati Ohio 
April 8, 2017
"Intro to Encaustic Full Day Workshop "

Encaustic is the exciting art of painting with molten beeswax and pigment . 
Intro to encaustic (recommended if majority are new to encaustic ) A super fun completely hands on introduction  of this ancient medium in a supportive environment where experimentation is strongly encouraged . Instruction includes set up, proper working temperatures, safety, both traditional and  non traditional tools  , and using  both traditional and alternative colorants .  Proper fusing , incising , transferring simple drawings onto you wax surface ,  mark making, adding textures , and many more techniques of this very versatile  medium are explored . 

To see details for this workshop and to register click HERE 

Artiscape Artist Gathering 
April 27-30 Columbus Ohio 
Over 48 workshops offered at this retreat !
I will be teaching 3 workshops and have lots of 
yummy encaustic colors available at the vendor fair. 
Saturday workshop is sold out . 
 There are still a few slots open for

(click here for details )

and Sunday (click HERE for workshop details )  .  

Wax on Wednesdays !
This week is the last installment of the tea bag series for the month of March. 
For this week's project I thought it would be fun to see how the tea bag paper took mono typing. 

 Since it is such a lightweight paper I began by using oil paint sticks . Well not everything went according to plan as you soon see in the video , but sticking with it ,and turning the corner to take new paths is all part of the encaustic journey !

 Supplies I used this week :
tea bags ( cleaned out )
hardboard (4 )
encaustic medium
encaustic paint
oil paint sticks
heat gun
torch ( iwatani )
india inks

If you would like to see the video directly on the Youtube channel click HERE

Blessings to you !


  1. Hey, Shari....I saw your WOW this morning within minutes of you posting it...LOVED it so much....Could you tell me what is the substrate you used when you "colored" the tea bags with the oil stick?....also...just wondering if perhaps you would have encased it in wax before applying to board..might that have worked?....Anyhoo...I loved the whole lemonade!!....and ordered another class from your Etsy shop ...cant wait to get started!!

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