Encaustic Printmaking

Encaustic Monotype Printmaking In traditional printmaking, ink is transferred from a metal or glass plate to the paper. In a similar way, 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.
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 Mediums The ...
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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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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 for encaustic printmaking 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 ...
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Encaustic on Washi Monoprinting workshop with Kathryn Bevier

Encaustic Monotype Printmaking on Washi Paper

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 ...
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monotype printmaking with Dorothy Furlong-Gardner, David A. Clark and Kathleen Lemoine

Monotype printmaking an introduction | Encaustic Monotype Prints

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 ...
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