Wax on Wednesdays Encaustic Painting Collage Finish

Happy Wax on Wednesdays !

Encaustic medium can be used as a final finish for several mediums . 
It is an especially fun finish for collage pieces! 
There are many ways to approach this as usual with encaustic.

Light weight papers can be incorporated into the wax in layers as you paint.
Heavier paper and objects should be secured down prior to adding encaustic.

If you are using a variety of paper thicknesses it may be best to adhere the design to the board first with an acid free adhesive such as "Yes" paste and then use clear encaustic medium as a final finish.
Encaustic is hard to photograph and encaustic collage is even harder once it has been polished :)
I tried multiple angles of the finished piece and none of them looked as is does in person. Trust me you will love the beautiful way the wax absorbs the papers!

Further manipulation is always an option after adding the clear medium. The possibilities for many fun layers of incising adding more paint and color , texture , etc are all exciting options! 

By securing the collage down to the substrate first , you know that you have a permanent bond
with no possibilities of lifting with those heavier papers. 
For this collage I used a photograph reference of studio puppy #2
If you would like to  see more of  Bindy you can always check out what she is up to  @bindythebulldog on instagram :)

I convert the photo to black and white so that I get a really high contrast and can see
all of the light and dark areas .  This is a super fun way to collage using vintage
papers from old first readers, magazines , text etc as your highlights and shadows in the image. 

 If you would like to explore more in encaustic and collage techniques
"Encausticology Collage" 
 is FULL encaustic and collage journey packed with loads
of techniques and full fun projects!
All workshops are self paced with forever access . 
You can check it out 

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Stay warm and Happy Creating !


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