Happy Wax on Wednesday!
This week is the first of a 3 part post project beginning with a way to create stunningly rich backgrounds for encaustic painting layers with instant coffee!
This is a really enjoyable way of creating rich tones that can be layered and contrasted to create more depth. It acts like a watercolor paint that can be used very concentrated for richer tones or a very light wash.
There is all sorts of fun coffee painting effects going on over on the Patreon channel this month ! This week on the Monday Warmup on the "Mover and Shakers" we did some fun super loose florals with coffee and watercolor. I love the rich caramel tones that coffee can create . I also love that a washed out diluted tone of the coffee brightens an image background like sunlight !
My Favorite Encaustic Supplies:
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 .
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Have fun, and 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.