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Pearl Ex Pigment Powder and Encaustic

Pearl Ex dry pigment powder and encaustic
Disclosure: Jacquard sent me a free sample of Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments to review for this post.

I have shied away from using dry pigment powders since Gregory Wright’s patterned effects demonstration at the International Encaustic conference. Gregory cautioned that some dry pigments may be poisonous and that repeated exposure can have serious effects on the artist’s health.… Read More →

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Sinking In: strengthening the conversation with our art and ourselves


For the past two days, I’ve been “sinking in”, exploring the artistic process with Andrea Bird and five other students. I knew that a workshop at The Hive, Andrea & Dan’s beautiful encaustic studio, would be a great learning experience but I was not at all anticipating a profound art therapy session.… Read More →

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R&F Pigment Sticks in Encaustic

R&F Pigment Sticks and Encaustic
Disclosure: R&F Handmade Paints sent me free sample size pigment sticks to review for this post.

What are R&F Pigment Sticks?

From the R&F site:

R&F Pigment Sticks® are oil paint manufactured with enough wax for the paint to be molded into stick form.  They allow the painter to draw or paint directly onto a surface without brushes, palettes, paint tubes or solvents. 

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Drawing on Tissue Paper | Encaustic Technique

Tissue Paper Encaustic Drawing Technique

Encaustic-Art-The-Complete-Guide-to-Creating-Fine-Art-with-Wax-0Encaustic Art
The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax
by Lissa Rankin

If you are new to encaustic art, start with this book! It covers all of basics to get you started, but it doesn’t stop there, Encaustic Art The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax by Lissa Rankin is a comprehensive reference for experienced artist working with encaustic.… Read More →

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A how-to tutorial: Making Encaustic Medium

How to make Encaustic Medium

You can purchase premade encaustic medium or you can make your own. Many artists buy the raw materials and make their own.

What’s the difference between beeswax and encaustic medium?

Encaustic medium is made with filtered beeswax and damar resin crystals. Synthetic waxes are commercially available, but beeswax is the type of wax that is traditionally used for encaustic art.… Read More →