Monotype Printmaking

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 developed by Leslie Giuliani specifically for Encaustic monotypes. Encaustiflex makes it possible for an artist to hand or machine sew their encaustic paintings!!! Thanks to Leslie for sending me a free sample to review here and ...
Read More
Encaustic printmaking without a hotbox

Encaustic Printmaking without a Hotbox

Disclosure: Enkaustikos sent me free samples of Hot Sticks to review for this post. Enkaustikos Hot Sticks Introducing Hot Sticks the newest product from Enkaustikos. Hot Sticks are ready-to-use professional encaustic paints, the same formula as Enkaustikos Hot Cakes, in a stick format. Hot Sticks are made from Pharmaceutical Grade (USP) beeswax, damar resin, and artist quality pigments. Enkaustikos Hot Sticks are available in 86 artist grade colours some are opaque, some semi-transparent and some transparent for a variety of effects. This new stick shape opens the door to different encaustic application techniques. Encaustic Printmaking with Hot ...
Read More
Encaustic on Washi Monoprinting workshop with Kathryn Bevier

Monotype Workshop with Kathryn Bevier

Today I attended a monotype workshop taught by Kathryn Bevier at The Japanese Paper Place in Toronto - "Encaustic on Washi: using a light touch with Kathryn Bevier". Kathryn Bevier is a Rochester-based artist who has worked for seven years helping to develop a line of encaustic paints known as Enkaustikos. Kathryn now spends much of her time teaching the use of these encaustics in painting and monoprinting, while marketing Enkaustikos products throughout North America. The Japanese Paper Place (JPP) has a bright, large and well-equipped upstairs studio space that is ideal for art workshops. The JPP warehouse ...
Read More
monotype printmaking with Dorothy Furlong-Gardner, David A. Clark and Kathleen Lemoine

Monotype printmaking an introduction

Today is the first day of the Fifth International Encaustic Conference. This year's conference is being held in Provincetown. Provincetown is known for its beaches, harbor, artists, tourist industry, and its status as a gay village. Commercial Street is a colourful narrow one-way street with more pedestrians, bikes, and pedicabs than cars lined with shops, restaurants and galleries. Provincetown is wonderful! Monotype Marathon Session Never having seen monotype in person I was thrilled to attend the Monotype Marathon --- three back-to-back sessions from three encaustic monotype masters. Dorothy Furlong-Gardner who pioneered encaustic monotype thirty-five years ago, gave ...
Read More