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In Encaustic Monotype Printmaking an encaustic monotype (single print) can be created directly on a heated palette and then pulled (lifted onto a piece of paper). In encaustic printmaking no press is used.

If you are new to encaustic monotype printmaking you may wish to begin at the bottom of the list. Posts are published in reverse chronological order.

Beading up?? What to do when the HOTbox plate beads up by Paula Roland

What to do when the HOTbox plate beads up

Beading Up?? Frequently encaustic printmakers ask how to resolve the issue of beading on the HOTbox plate. What is the #1 reason HOTbox plates bead up? The answer is wax. Certain transparent colors of wax are of a chemical nature that causes the wax to separate on the plate, i.e. Green Gold or Indian Yellow, synthetic pigments, etc. Wax used for cleaning that is not fully removed from the plate and possibly begins to permeate the plate or at least build up on the plate over time.Adding wax or medium to your plate while printing will increase ...
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Encaustic Monotype Tools | allthingsencaustic.com

Encaustic Monotype Tools

Last week I had the privilege of attending an encaustic monotype and silkscreen workshop co-taught by Paula Roland and Jeff Hirst. It was so luxurious to have an entire week to experiment with encaustic monotypes and to watch and learn from Paula and Jeff. Thanks also to Paula for encouraging me to share these tips and tools on this blog. 10 Tools for Encaustic Monotype Printmaking 1. The Roland HOTbox The Roland HOTbox is the best tool for encaustic monotype printmaking. To use the Roland HOTbox pigmented wax is melted on the anodized aluminum plate. Using tools, the artist ...
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Selecting Japanese paper for Encaustic Monoprinting by Nancy Jacobi of the Japanese Paper Place

Selecting Japanese paper for Encaustic Monoprinting

Washi is the Japanese word for the traditional papers made from the long inner fibres of three plants, wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper. The term “rice paper” is really a misnomer, the paper has nothing to do with rice. The range of Japanese papers that The Japanese Paper Place ships around the world is vast. With so many Japanese papers to choose from, how do you to decide what’s best for encaustic monotype printmaking? What to look for when selecting Washi for Encaustic Monotype printmaking What you will look for in a Japanese paper depends ...
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Q&A-Elizabeth-Schowachert Mounting an encaustic monotype to a panel

Mounting an Encaustic Monotype to a Panel

Q&A with Elizabeth Schowachert In this post, artist Elizabeth Schowachert answers questions that I put to her about mounting encaustic monotypes to panels. About Elizabeth SchowachertElizabeth Schowachert is an abstract artist who works primarily with encaustic. She also specialize in crafting silicone tools for the Roland HOTbox, high quality sumi-e style horse hair brushes and mark making tools.Visit her website Elizabeth Schowachert Art to order art tools and brushes. 1. What are some of the reasons you choose to mount monotypes on panels? I personally like the way the prints look mounted on a 2-inch cradled panel ...
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Encaustic Collagraph Printmaking by Elise Wagner

Encaustic Collagraph Printmaking

What is a Collagraph? A collagraph is a printmaking process using collage materials applied to a board as a printing plate. To pull a collagraph print, apply collage materials such as acrylic mediums, carborundum, fabric, textiles, stencils, string, and a variety of organic material to a rigid substrate. Then apply ink to the collaged board and use it to print onto paper with an etching press. The resulting print is termed a collagraph. What is Encaustic Collagraph Printmaking? The Encaustic collagraph process uses encaustic wax in place of, or in addition to, collage materials. A Merging of ...
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Encaustic Monotypes Painterly Prints with Heat and Wax with Paula Roland

Encaustic Monotypes Painterly Prints with Heat and Wax | Paula Roland

Disclosure: Paula Roland sent me a free copy of her DVD to review for this post. Encaustic Monotypes | Paula Roland's instructional DVD Encaustic Monotypes Painterly Prints with Heat and Wax is a beautiful instructional DVD by Paula Roland. In 2011 I took an encaustic monotype printmaking workshop in Toronto, this DVD was the refresher course I needed to jump back into encaustic monotypes. For those of us who live a distance from Santa Fe, the DVD is the next best thing to taking an in-person encaustic workshop with Paula. This DVD is a genuine pleasure to watch and Paula's own ...
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introducing encaustiflex

Introducing Encaustiflex

Some time ago I discovered Debbie Lyddon's Marshscape Collage series on Pinterest. Since then I have often returned to look at Lyddon's website and blog. I have used fabric as collage in encaustic painting but now I was thinking textile art first. I began looking for a new way to bring together textiles and encaustic wax painting. What is Encaustiflex? Encaustiflex is a new microfiber material, a rip-proof, paper-like product branded by Leslie Giuliani specifically for Encaustic monotypes. Encaustiflex is made of spun polyester and nylon using recycled soda bottles. Encaustiflex makes it possible for an artist to hand or machine sew their encaustic paintings!!! Thanks ...
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