This week I started out in an entirely different direction but was drawn away by the
lovely way the alcohol ink and wax were playing together on the paper.
One of my favorite things to do with encaustic is work on paper. The way the wax absorbs into the paper and becomes luminous . It is a transformation that mesmerizes me every time. Encaustic layers cannot be built up on paper unless it is first mounted to a rigid support. However a single layer of wax that is absorbed into the paper is fine .
What do I do with all of these encaustic papers ?
Journals, Journals, Journals!
Encaustic journals are a perfect way to display all of these wax infused gems.
This week I got so carried away with the alcohol ink and encaustic papers in the
end I had to create a journal just for them .
Supplies I used this week:
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For fining printing on the palette you can use an R and F hotplate, Paula Roland Hot Box , or these Enkaustikos anodized aluminum plates placed directly on the griddle .
Want to continue the fun with encaustic and paper ?
Join me on a journey and adventure into freeing your mind , and flexing you creative muscles in exploring the completely magical effects of encaustic and paper.
- intro to encaustic including tools, set up , and safety
-Let's go paper hunting ! Finding the best papers for use with encaustic
-embedding a wide variety of papers with encaustic techniques.
-let's create handmade paper magic !
-encaustic paintings on paper
-Encaustic Journals ! ( binding all of our beautiful monotypes and painted papersin gorgeous encaustic journals that we create from scratch!!!!
Hours of projects and 2 complete journals made by hand .
All Encausticology Workshops are available 24/7 with lifetime access !
Happy Inktober !
India ink is such a wonderful addition to encaustic painting and at the top of my go to medium list in my own studio. It has been fun to focus an entire month on it's versatility when using it in encaustic.
One of my favorite papers to paint on with encaustic is Unryu rice paper.
We explore this extensively in
"Encausticology Paper Journey " workshop.
Even little tid bits of left over papers can be
brought to life and new interest with a little fun mark making session
with black India ink.
This week I take some of those left over painted papers and create some fun mini collage pieces.
Supplies I used this week:
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.