Happy Wax on Wednesdays!
This week was a "FEEP" Day ( Fun Experimental Explorative Paint Day:)
I had so much fun with the alcohol inks and the oil sticks , I wanted to try
them on my favorite printing paper, the Hanshi Rice papers.
This paper feels so incredible when it is dipped in encaustic it is definitely
a match made in Heaven .
I knew that I wanted to add delicate stenciled patterns to these , but how
to get it all to work together the way that I envisioned it . The oil paint producing the
subtle faded aged effect , the alcohol ink providing a dash of bolder brighter color that is
hard to achieve using oil stick alone on the plate, and a nice representation of the stencil
patterns when both mediums are combined. Well this turned into more of a FEEP Week :)
but I eventually fell into a rhythm I was pleased with in these prints .
It is easy to get carried away when printing on a paper that is so delicious and it
was hard to wait until I had completed my stack to get these over and
dip them in the encaustic !
Supplies I used this week:
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Note : The Ranger alcohol inks are usually sold in color combinations of 3 as shown below. Usually if you find a single you will be paying a lot more. In the videos I am using almost all of the blues and some greens of both the Jacquard and Ranger lines . The Jacquard exciter pack is listed here as well as a larger set of the Ranger if you are really having a good time with them. Right now it is listed at 79.99 + free shipping which is a pretty good deal for 24 colors.
Note: As of this posting the 5x7 Gel Press plate was sold out on Amazon so I have listed the 8x10 here for you .
I also used 3 Stencil Girl Product Stencils :
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