Super fun way to add a lasting finish to a water color painting ? Encaustic of course !
The watercolor will need to be mounted permanently to a rigid surface like a wood cradle board.
This week's video shows exactly how to mount and finish a water color painting with a beautiful dreamy encaustic finish.
This way of mounting is archival and made to last. I used Arches water color paper , wood cradle board, PVA archival bookbinder's glue , and beautiful beeswax and damar resin .
If you would like much more in depth tutorials on encaustic and watercolor + an entire library of encaustic techniques to explore ," Encausticology 101 " online workshop is available to jump in 24/7 with lifetime access !
Workshop details here :ENcausticology 101 workshop
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12/19/2021 12:44:32 am
I'm extremely new to working with encaustics. I didn't know you could buff it! That's wonderful news. What kind of cloth do you use to buff it up with? Do you ever have trouble with the wax looking cloudy?
12/19/2021 09:45:32 am
Hi Rebecca ! I use pantyhose from the dollar store or any lint free soft cloth. The cloudiness that occurs is called "bloom" and it will usually begin to clear as the damar resin in the encaustic medium begins to cure. On a water color I don't apply heavy layers of medium just a couple thin coats to absorb fully into the paper and enough to buff it to a high shine on the top . Hope this helps and have fun !
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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.