Tag: Encaustic

5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Encaustic Art

Cathy Nichols’ encaustic art is whimsical, colorful, dimensional, and we can’t get enough of it. You can discover Cathy’s incredible secrets, tips, and techniques for creating encaustic art in the Storytelling with Acrylics & Encaustic Digital Collection, and you can download it today! You’ll get all four of Cathy’s videos: Encaustic Collage Techniques: Storytelling Art,…

Get Smart About Encaustic Art

If you haven’t hopped on the encaustic art wagon yet, it’s time. I’ve been in love with the look of encaustic forever, but just recently created my first piece, and now I’m hooked for life. Encaustic is a unique art form that offers enormous creative opportunities for mixed-media artists. Think about this: Almost every aspect…

Studio Saturday: Encaustic Art and the Best Day Ever

My first impression of encaustic art was that it was incredibly beautiful, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to start working with wax. Was it really that amazing? The short answer is an emphatic yes, as my colleague and I discovered on a recent field trip to the studio of artist Nancy Tobey, who showed…

10 Tips for Working with Encaustic

If you thought encaustic was too difficult, or maybe too time consuming, it’s time to take another look. The September/October 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors has all the information and inspiration you need to get started working with encaustic—and to keep you creating. In this issue you’ll discover that you can make encaustic art,…

September/October 2017 Issue | Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine

We discovered that encaustic was something our readers were very interested in, so we have dedicated the September/October issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine to encaustic, with plenty of articles and art to educate and inspire. From Editorial Director Jeannine Stein, in the September/October 2017 issue:  A little over a year ago we conducted an online reader survey to find…

Using Stencils with Encaustics

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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…

Kristen Robinson's mixed-media details for collage, assemblage, and more

We were thrilled to have mixed-media artist Kristen Robinson host a webinar recently, "It's All in the Mixed-Media Details." She demonstrated three fantastic techniques for using wax, plaster, fabric, and wire to create beautiful details to use in collage and assemblage. All of these work in tandem with her new set of collage and assemblage…

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…