Hello and happy Wax on Wednesdays !
This week we will begin a new printmaking month on Wax on Wednesdays ! Encaustic mono printing is a wonderfully magical process . Best results are achieved on an anodized aluminum surface. There are several options for this . This week I am using a Paula Roland hot box : http://www.ventafume.com/roland-hotbox-for-encaustic/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwhr2FBhDbARIsACjwLo11EWaz6svKwVnLazPuc8GR8YPggL_FOdkHvKvtgWjYRZS5rrVNe2MaAvglEALw_wcB
These are great for large print making . You can also get 2 or 4 hot boxes together and purchase one single large plate for them enabling some very large work to be created. These boxes will not serve as heating units for your large tins of encaustic paint.
Next you can also use an R and F hot plate. These are pricey as well but serve a dual purpose as you can use them for both a heating unit for regular encaustic painting and also turn it down for printmaking .
Finally Enkaustikos anodized aluminum plates can be fantastic economical choice as they can be placed right on your pancake griddle if that is what you use for heating your encaustic paint. They come in a large variety of sizes .
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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Want to dive into more printmaking and encaustic and paper techniques ? "Encausticology Paper Journey " is packed full of exciting technique building projects ! You can check out all of the details HERE
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Hope you enjoy this week's photo encaustic painting project !
xo 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.