Happy Wax on Wednesdays !
I have been working a lot with cyanotypes and various alternative photo processes in the studio lately . Cyanotypes have to be my favorite because once the paper is developed it can become every shade of my favorite color :)
This week I compared 5 different papers for the cyanotype process using the same exposer time , wash process etc. I used a mix of traditional watercolor papers and fine art print paper for photographs. My comparison consisted of what I call the 3Ds (Depth of color, Detail, and Durability of the paper ) .
Encaustic can be added to cyanotypes to create a beautiful finish both mat or high gloss. In this weeks video I will show both looks can add depth to the cyanotype once mounted to panels.
Supplies I used this week:
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Happy Creating !
11/5/2020 09:27:19 am
Lovely! Thank you! What do you use to “polish” the wax at the end of the video?
8/11/2021 01:14:40 pm
What type of waxes did you use to polish your cyanotypes? I loved the look. Also did you use a hair dryer to melt the wax? I have cold wax to buff the surface but have not tried it yet.
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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.