Tag: Encaustic

Altered Book Page Story Card by Cathy Nichols

Art that tells a story is compelling, interesting, and engaging. This guest post from Cathy Nichols, author of Storytelling Art Studio, shows an easy and fun way to create a small artwork that relates your unique story. ~ Jeannine One of my favorite ways to use storytelling in art is to create an altered book…

Book Sculpture Reader Challenge

"Book of Earthly Delight" was cut and carved out of an old tome that I found in the 'free stacks' at the Brookline library. I was thinking about planting real foliage in the book but ended up cutting up the pages and dipping the leaves in encaustic medium and inserting them among the pages. The…

Explore Encaustics With This Free eBook

I'm happy to share with you Exploring Encaustics: 4 Free Encaustic Art and Painting Techniques, a free, downloadable eBook. Our team has pulled together four articles by some of our favorite encaustics experts for you. Whether you're curious about how to paint with encaustics or you're comfortable with them and simply want some fresh inspiration, you've…

Altering Photos with Transparent Digital Skins

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. One way of altering photos like this one is to create and paint a transparent skin. In the January/February 2013 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, Patti…

Encaustic Painting – Between the (Incised) Lines

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. Top: Incise lines in the medium by drawing around a spoon and making lines with an encaustic tool or other sharp instrument. Above: Rub oil paint into the lines (be…

3 Crock Pot for Encaustic

Found this great 3 crock pot warmer for keeping my different waxes melted when painting encaustic in my studio. One pot has white beeswax, one has yellow beeswax, and the third has encaustic medium. I wrote on the brush handles so I know which one goes with what pot. Really helps when working on larger…