I'm happy to share with you Exploring Encaustics: 4 Free Encaustic Art and Painting Techniques, a free, downloadable eBook in which our team has pulled together four articles by some of our favorite encaustics experts.
If you've ever looked for a way of altering photos by adding color without ruining the photo or obliterating the details, this digital photo art technique is for you.
Whether you have just started to create with encaustic medium or you have some experience, adding paint to incised lines is a perfect next step.
Lately I've been looking at art and my goals for making art and have come to the following conclusions:
How do you use your days off? I always like to set aside a few hours for doing the things I don't usually have time for, like catching up on mixed-media art techniques I've wanted to explore.
One of the beautiful benefits of encaustic art
is how the layers of wax can entrap collage elements. And one of the
ways you can add layers to an encaustic collage is with transfers.
You know I have this thing (and I know many of you do, too), where I
have to try every technique and product that comes down the pike.
Encaustic, water-soluble pencils, batik, and more--I've got the supplies
for all of it.
Our last CREATE Mixed-media Retreat of the year just wrapped in Chicago, and I'm not sure the dust has settled yet. By dust, I'm talking figuratively about the excitement of so many artists coming together and learning new techniques and also the literal dust created in Sue Pelletier's classes where she and her students work with Paperclay® and Pariscraft to create highly textural collage art.
How do I love encaustic art? Let me count the ways: 1. I love it on wood. 2. I love it on paper. 3. I love it with fabric. And now I've found yet another way: with metal bezels in jewelry. Yes, you can wear encaustic art!
On Father's Day, our collage-age daughter presented her dad with a card
she made herself. The handmade nature of the card, and especially the
sentiments inside, made it more precious and valuable than any purchased
gift could be.