It's the middle of winter and I've got the mid-winter blues. It's cold, snowy, and grey. I need a little warmth and sunshine in my life right about now. Unfortunately, I won't be sitting on a warm beach until April. So, as I'm getting over my 4th sinus infection, I decided to play with some new tools and media. I was mesmerized at my annual Art Teacher's Conference in Rochester, NY with a company demo using wax products. Encaustikos had a booth and I was in love at first sight! I bought some basics and pulled out an old skillet that I have long since deemed unusable with food. Here are my first 2 artworks using melted wax otherwise called Encaustics. You will be seeing more of this from me soon!!! I might even have an art exhibit using these artworks!
|My 1st attempt with lots of layers. LOVE! "Disintegration"|
|Stamps with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens|
|Drippy Gelatos on top, washi tape layers and stamping into warm wax.|
|My 2nd artwork... "HoneyBee"|
|Close up of the bee charm embedded in the wax... stamps, stencils, and Gelatos.|
|Learning how to control the seperation of inks when heated up. Stencils and wax.|
|Drips and Gelatos|
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