Wax on Wednesdays Off the Panel #3 Will It Work ? Testing Potential Encaustic Substrates

Happy Wax on Wednesdays !
The wood panel is a perfect surface for encaustic being both 
rigid and porous , but there are so many potential 
substrates that can also be used for encaustic that can often be further
manipulated into unique forms and sculptures .
This week in the final week of the "Off the Panel" series, I am sharing
how I go about testing potential substrates 
for encaustic. 

Once these objects are tested to see that the wax will 
absorb nicely , I also like to look for items that are sturdy
but can potentially be manipulated into other shapes .  

These paper mache seed starter cups are perfect for 
an absolutely endless number of forms that can be created from them. 

 These encaustic forms
 were created from the seed pod cups,
  oil paint sticks, Panpastels 
and waxed linen thread . 

Supplies I used this week :
Note: I got the seed starter cups at the dollar store. I found this set on Amazon but you may be able to find them at your local dollar type store as well :)

Each week I list the supplies I used in the video here on the blog for you so that you can see and easily find the items used for that week's  technique . 
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If you get as excited as I do about taking the wax
off of the traditional wood panel and onto unique

"Encausticology Wax and Symbolism " 
online workshop
right off the panel and into creating with tons  of 
step by step projects in 
creating substrates , 
adding beautiful pigments 
and finishes ,  
and an arsenal
of 3 dimensional encaustic sculpture techniques
 to build on in your
own art practice.  

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

Happy Creating !

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