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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.

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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Bee Colony Collaboration | Artist Conversation with Ava Roth

This artist conversation features encaustic painter, embroiderer, and mixed-media artist, Ava Roth. I’m happy to chat with Ava about her work and introduce her to all of you. I think it is safe to say that all encaustic painters have a deep respect for bees. I’m sure that you’ll be as excited as I was to learn about Ava Roth’s …

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Make two at least | Work on Multiple Paintings at a Time

Make Two—At least | Work on Multiple Paintings at a Time

The information in this post comes from Nicholas Wilton’s Art2Life and Creative Visionary Programs and is published with permission. A significant shift in art-making for me over the last few years is that I now work on a group of paintings, instead of just one at a time. This process—which I picked up from the Creative Visionary Program with Nicholas …

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Yes, You Can Paint with Encaustic on Plexiglass

Yes, You Can Paint with Encaustic on Plexiglass

When Encaustic is painted on Plexiglass, the beauty of translucent wax and the transparency of plexiglass combine to create luminous works. When I first heard about painting on plexiglass with encaustic I was sceptical. We always say that encaustic needs an absorbent surface to adhere properly and Plexiglass is not absorbent. But there are many examples of artists successfully painting …

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