Encaustic Photography

Learn how to combine photography and encaustic. Photo encaustic tips and techniques. Add photo transfers to your encaustic art pieces.
Choosing and preparing substrates for encaustic art

How to Prepare Substrates for Encaustic

The topic of substrates and how to prepare them for encaustic art is often confusing for beginners. Choosing a substrate for Encaustic art When choosing a substrate, make sure it is of a porous material—usually a wood panel. Most beginning photo encaustic artists choose any number of manufactured boards, either flat or cradled—it does not matter. Keep in mind that any hardboard (compressed wood particles) tends to hold heat a little longer and might slow down your process slightly. If you don’t want to worry about any of this just pick up some Encausticbord’s and start working ...
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Experimenting with Photographs in Encaustic

Experimenting with Photographs in Encaustic

After attending an excellent presentation by Danielle Correia at last year's Encaustic Conference on working with encaustic on photographs, I have done some experimenting of my own. Here are the results of five different experiments with photographs in encaustic wax ...
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photo transfer

Encaustic Photocopy image transfer step-by-step tutorial

I've taken five encaustic workshops with Andrea Bird and, in each class, there is always someone who hasn't learned this technique. Everyone has the same wonderful reaction as the paper comes away from the wax and the ink is left behind. Tips for successful photocopy transfer: use images with a high level of contrast ensure the images you're using are toner based - from a photocopy machine, a laser printer or a magazine. Ink jet printers won't give you good results for a complete transfer make sure the wax surface is smooth - a transfer over texture ...
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