Happy New Year!
This month on Wax on Wednesdays we will be exploring the exciting world of encaustic collage. There are a million ways to approach this, just like traditional collage . You can dive in with different styles , pigments, papers, and adhesives. There is no one right way to approach encaustic collage, but there are some helpful tips to help build a successful piece .
This week I created a collage with hand painted water color papers. Other mediums that can be used for hand painted papers are;
I created the collage with an archival Pva glue and used the encaustic as a finish on the collage. Light weight papers can also be embedded into encaustic wax layers to create a collage as we will explore throughout the month.
Layers of encaustic wax can be added over the collage to create textures , add additional pigments such as oil sticks or pastels to further enhance the collage , etc.
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 .
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If you would like to dive in to encaustic collage exploration , "Encausticology Collage Journey" workshop is available with lifetime access ! See all of the details
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.