Wax on Wednesdays Exciting Those Winter Blues with Stencils and Gel Press Plate!
Winter blues already ?
We have already had a couple of inches of snow here.
I don't need winter to enjoy my favorite blue paints though!
This week I used the same color in both encaustic paint and oil pigment stick "Indigo" to show some exciting different effects that can be achieved using the exact same color and stencils in a different way. This ended up being a really fun sample board to work on observing the different effects between the solid encaustic paint , and the beautiful ghosty look of the gel plate prints up against the positive printed version.
Stencils can be used in so many fun ways with encaustic ! When working with encaustic you can use the stencils with oil paint sticks, encaustic paint, and PanPastels for some exciting and very different effects on the wax . When I am using stencils with heated encaustic paint , I use Stencil Girl brand stencils because I know that I can clean the wax off of them after by turning my heated surface down and gently wiping off the wax with a paper towel . Plus I am kind of addicted to quite a few of the patterns as you can see mine are well used :)
Stencils can be used for encaustic printmaking , as back grounds , to add texture , or just incorporate some pattern. You can layer over them so there is just a subtle hint of a pattern shown through the layers of the painting or use
them as a bolder focal point .
The GelPress plate that I am using in the video is the 5x7 size so that I can easily hold it in my hand and use it as a tool for printing .
Supplies I used this week:
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NOTE: I have the 8x10 GelPress plate listed here in the supplies. The size I am using in the video is 5x7
Here are the stencils I used from StencilGirl
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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.