Happy Wax on Wednesday!
Before I print and mount a larger photo for photo encaustic, I often print out several smaller versions of the image so that I can see how I prefer the final edit , and it also gives me the opportunity to explore color combinations on the photo after they are dipped in the wax.
These dipped photos have a thick layer of encaustic wax on them that are pliable now BUT will fully cure in the coming weeks, months. I am using these pieces as test subjects for exploration before moving on to a mounted piece. If you are wanting to keep and frame dipped photos, it should be noted somewhere on your framed mount that removing the image from the frame would take the risk of cracking the wax if the paper were ever bent in the future.
My Favorite Photo 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 .
If you purchase items from the links provided it sometimes generates a few cents in commission which goes right back in to creating videos for you on the youtube channel. It does not raise the cost for you in any way, and is the same link you would find on a regular amazon prime search . Thank you so much! Also , although the photos here can help you easily find the product . I also recommend that you look at your local art /hobby store to make sure you are getting the lowest price. Sometimes with weekly 40% off coupons basic items can be found at a better price.
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Encaustic Journal Tutorial "Creative Adventurers" Project for May on Patreon
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Happy Creating !
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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.