Happy Wax on Wednesdays!
This week I wanted to explore using watercolor washes to colorize my photographs before adding clear encaustic medium to them. Sometimes when my images are printed there is just something off in how it came out. Not to let those prints go to waist, I save them in a big folder for experimental use in new techniques I want to try, or live demonstrations.
This week I wanted to try out both a mono gradient , using one color fro dark to light on the first image, and a complimentary combination on the second image.
Dipping images forces the paper to hold a lot of wax. As the wax cures and hardens this paper may very well crack over time and surely will if it is ever bent somewhere down the line. That means these dipped little exercise are not stable on their own. You can mat and frame them to keep them stable. However one must keep in mind that if they are ever improperly removed from the frame they still may crack once the wax has full cured.
Supplies I used this week:
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 .
NOTE: I used the 8x10 cradled panels with 7/8 " depth but could not locate those this week on Amazon, so instead I
am listing the gallery profile 8x10 inch panels which are 1.5 " gallery depth.
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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.