Last time, I said I would post the samples I made in the encaustic (painting with colored wax) class I took. So here are a few:
This is the first one I made. The red color is from oil sticks. The image is a photocopy transfer and the circles were scratched into the wax and rubbed with brown oil paint. I framed this one and it looks very nice on the wall.
Here’s a close up.
On this one, I drew with black oil pastel on the board, then put a doily on top and layer white wax on top and peeled off the doily. This left a texture that you can kinda see in the close up. I painted purple wax over it and then carved into it. I layered in some silver string and covered it all in clear beeswax and the splattered it.
A close up. You can kinda see the texture in the bottem left corner.
The first layer is torn newspaper. Clear wax, a photocopy transfer and green oil stick make up the next few layers. I also scribed into the suface and filled it in with color. The gold is rub on transfers for scrapbooking.
A close up of the parrot.
Octopus!!! I layered clear, white and purple waxes. then used a meat tenderizer for the texter and carved into the surface with a lino cutting tool.
I really enjoyed this class and can’t wait to try encaustics again.
Here are some pictures I took around my yard:
oh and before I forget, my garage sale find of the week (2 weeks ago?)…
Those are large freezer bags full of glitter! $5 for the lot. What a deal!!! I have already begun my mission to glitterfy the world!!!!
See you next time!