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Ruth Maude

I enjoy experimenting with a variety of encaustic materials, techniques and tools. Everything I learn pushes my creative journey in new directions. I share what I've learned with other artists through my blog All Things Encaustic.

Ruth Maude Encaustic Artist & Blogger
How to do an encaustic pour

How To Do An Encaustic Pour For Outstanding Results

In the last post, I talked about the best way to paint a smooth encaustic surface. In this post, I’ll introduce you to an alternative way to achieve a glossy smooth encaustic painting surface—the pour method. This method works exceptionally well for photo encaustic. Supplies By purchasing products through the following Amazon affiliate links, you support this website. Painting substrate …

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How to achieve a Smooth Encaustic Surface

The Best Way To Paint A Smooth Encaustic Surface

A perfectly smooth surface is the hardest to achieve in encaustic painting. When fusing, air bubbles from the substrate rise up through the wax and cause tiny pinholes on the surface of the encaustic painting. Getting rid of those pesky little pinholes, without causing more, is the challenge we face. Fusing to achieve a smooth encaustic surface is a skill …

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How to use Sumi Rice Paper for Photo Encaustic

How To Use Sumi Rice Paper For Photo Encaustic

What is Sumi Rice Paper? The term rice paper is really a misnomer, the paper has nothing to do with rice. It would be more accurate to call it Calligraphy or Sumi Paper. Traditionally used to practice calligraphy lettering and sumi-e painting strokes, this is a lightweight, thin yet durable paper. I buy Sumi Rice Paper by the roll and cut …

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Encaustic Vessels with creative paperclay

How to Create Encaustic Vessels with Creative Paperclay

There are several ways to create encaustic vessels and sculptural bowls, this tutorial will walk you through the easy Creative Paperclay method. What’s so terrific about Creative Paperclay is that it isn’t messy. What is Creative Paperclay? Creative Paperclay product is not the same as paper clay used in ceramics. Paper clay usually refers to a mix of pottery clay …

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Reviewing and Comparing Encaustic Irons

Comparing Irons for Encaustic Painting

The iron is a valuable fusing tool for encaustic painting. The iron is the tool of choice to get a smooth flat wax surface and it works well for fusing over stencils. I’m not talking here about a regular household steam iron, for encaustic painting choose an iron without holes. In this post, I’ll compare the Encaustic Art Iron and …

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Printing Larger images on multiple sheets of paper

How to print a large image onto multiple pages

Larger Photo Encaustic Image Printing Tips Unless you have a large format printer, you may be limiting photo transfers to 8 1⁄2  x 11-inch paper. Here are a couple of easy options to print one image across multiple sheets. Choose the method below that works best for you and then you can piece your image together for a larger photo …

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Andrea Bird Conversation This is Love

Artist Conversation with Andrea Bird

This artist conversation features encaustic painter, mixed-media artist and instructor Andrea Bird. A personal note…It was Andrea Bird who first introduced me to encaustic painting. I have taken many workshops with her from 2005 – 2018. Much of what I share on the All Things Encaustic Blog, I first learned from Andrea. By way of introduction…Andrea and her artist husband …

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An easier encaustic photo transfer: the parchment paper method

An Easier Encaustic Photo Transfer: The Parchment Paper Method

You’re going to wonder why you’ve been doing photo transfer the hard way! The parchment paper photo transfer method means less burnishing and there’s no paper to dissolve so less chance of rubbing too hard and ruining your transfer. How to do a Parchment Paper Encaustic Transfer You’ll want to use a toner-based laser printer. Before you begin, prepare your …

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