Happy Wax on Wednesdays!
This week I had stacks and stacks of encaustic monotprints in the studio from last week's wax on wednesdays project and the last 2 weeks of Monday Warm ups on Patreon. They all had oil paint either as their main pigment or added somewhere in the mix so they needed a bit to dry . Now they are all ready to receive a beautiful dreamy encaustic finish .
I also explored adding texture to one of the botanicals from last week.
This was and exploration to see how I would like the prints with some interesting textures added from drips, brush strokes and a vintage feed sack !
If I were to create the last piece in the video as a finished work, I would first mount the print to a wood panel before adding any encaustic wax . Then I would be free to build up as many layers as I wanted of wax and texture . The damar resin in the medium cures over time. Any bulky layers of medium added to something flimsy and bendable like copy paper will eventually have the opportunity to crack off if the paper is ever bent down the road.
Supplies I used this week:
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"Encausticology Paper Journey "
online workshop is PACKED with exciting encaustic
and paper projects and techniques including creating encaustic handmade journals to
house all of the papers created !
click HERE to see details on this exciting workshop.
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Happy Creating !
Shari Replogle is an artist sharing her encaustic and other artistic adventures each week here on the blog and on Youtube. Her full line of workshops featuring encaustic and metal are on this site under available workshops.