Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Waxing it

encaustic experiment #2 with wax, wax pigment, dry paper towels with dye, metallic pigment powder

Did this yesterday.  It is a small piece, guessing around 6"x5".  With this I practiced putting each layer on thinly to  reach a build up.  Putting the layers on thinly gave me more control and more time to think about what I wanted to do.  I'm more interested in using paper/fabric for color and wax for the clear glaze...to keep this going, I have all the supplies I need for the most part.  The addition would be keeping in beewax/resin and wood supports.  My heat source is for fusing the layers is an embossing heat gun which I already had and I purchased a candy thermometer and melted my wax in a dedicated sauce pan.  




4 comments:

  1. I like this, but I don't have the patience to do it. I admire your ambition.

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    1. I think it is much more immediate than quilting. I'm so use to going through processes to create a quilt that doing this comes quick and seems too easy.

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  2. Your willingness to experiment and push your creative envelope never ceases to amaze me.

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    1. I almost wrote a blog post from the perspective of that inner critic, but decided to give the witch a glass of wine to shut her up :) Because my artistic interests are growing and needing to breath, I just told my husband a few hours ago that I'm ready to move into a house with a basement because I'm at the point where I'd benefit more from a home studio now. I've had my studio at the complex for 5 years now. It feels like a full circle moment.

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