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How to reuse was scrapings

How to reuse encaustic scrapings

Scraping is part of the encaustic painting process but this can feel wasteful. What do you do with encaustic scrapings? Believe me I know that you don't want to throw away all the beautiful encaustic paint that you've applied and then scrapped off a panel. Here's how to ensure that that precious encaustic medium doesn't go to waste. 3 ways to reuse wax scrapings 1. Create a harmonizing colour: When you're working on a painting if you throw scrapings into a pot you can create a powerful neutral colour, a harmonizing colour that can help all of ...
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Encaustic Scrolls | All Things Encaustic | Ruth Maude

Happy New Year! Encaustic Scrolls with Calendar pages

With the turn of a new year, like many others, I take time to reflect on the year that has past and to set goals and to dream for the year ahead. Reflecting on the Past Year This year, instead of sitting down to write out my reflections on 2017, I painted. Encaustic Paper Scrolls Here is the exact process I followed to make encaustic scrolls and adhere them to a board. I began with the pages of our 2017 fridge calendar and worked one month at a time. I spritzed some of the pages with walnut ...
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Encaustic Diptych | Painting on two panels

Encaustic Diptych | Painting on two panels

Encaustic Diptych Workshop Notes: Last weekend I created an encaustic diptych at an abstract-landscape diptych workshop put on by Waxworks Encaustics with artist Dania Al-Obaidi. Here are my notes and additional research and reflections about working on two panels. What is a diptych? A diptych (pronounced "diptik") is when two panels are used to create one work of art. The word diptych comes from the Greek di for "two", and ptyche for "fold". Historically a diptych was joined together by hinges and the two panels were of equal size. The hinged panels could fold close like a book. Common in the middle ages, small ...
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Photo Encaustic Tutorial | Painting photographs with wax

Encaustic Photography Tutorial | Painting Photographs

Painting photographs with encaustic opens up another whole world of possibilities! Photographers can take their art to a new level adding more interest and texture to their pictures. "Photographers are increasingly discovering the potential of combining photography and wax. Given the importance of light in photography, it seems a natural marriage, since wax refracts light in unique ways and can add an otherworldly quality to photographs." Lissa Rankin ENCAUSTIC ART The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax I've read about photo encaustic and I understood the process, but I hadn't tried it before. This past weekend ...
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How to paint with Encaustic

Encaustic Painting Process | How to paint with Encaustic

Before you begin to paint with encaustic, you'll need to pick-up encaustic art supplies and set-up a studio space. Once you have all the supplies you need in-hand, come back here to learn how to paint with encaustic. 5-step Encaustic Wax Painting Tutorial Follow these 5 steps to learn how to paint with encaustic Select and prepare a substrate Start with a suitable substrate, you may wish to read about choosing and preparing substrates before you continue....Before you begin to paint you may wish to use painter's tape to cover the sides of your panel. When you're finished ...
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How to make Encaustic Medium

How to make your own Encaustic Medium | Instructions & Recipes

Pre-made encaustic medium can readily be purchased but you will save money if you make it yourself. Many artists buy the raw materials and make their own. Here's what you need to know to make your own encaustic wax medium - materials and step-by-step instructions. What is encaustic medium? Encaustic medium is made with filtered beeswax and damar resin crystals. Synthetic waxes are commercially available, but beeswax is the type of wax that is traditionally used for encaustic art. Natural beeswax: In its natural state beeswax is yellow. Bee pollen gives natural beeswax its yellow colour. Refined, filtered or ...
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Framing and finishing encaustic art

Framing Your Encaustic Work

To frame or not to frame? Historically, an unframed painting was considered incomplete. Frames were used to enhance the work, separate it from the wall, and add additional support by preventing the stretchers and canvases from warping. We’ve all seen those HUGE ornate gilded frames in museums. Traditionally photography is framed in simple black, natural, or white frames so that the frame doesn’t overbear the image. The images are usually matted and placed under glass. In modern times, this notion of a work being incomplete has faded and as artists, we have an entire array of framing ...
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