Mixed Media Artist

I work primarily in acrylics and collage.I use collage and beewax in my assemblage works and am now completing several shrines using found objects. I have been experimenting with encaustic collage and have found the medium very challenging. The paint is a combination of melted beeswax and pigment. A small amount of damar resin is added for hardness. I mix these paints myself and while painting all custom colors are mixed directly on a hot palette.
I will share my progress with this exciting medium with photos of work in progress and finished pieces.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Monoprinting with Wax

Here is an encaustic monoprint I did today. I am not finished with it yet, I want to do more drawing and incising but I was so pleased with these brilliant colors I had to take photos of them. Mind you I did not do this the traditional way with a hot palette. I just used my pancake griddle and melted the wax directly on it. Then I laid my sheet of 140 lb watercolor paper on top and it picked up some of the color. I had to repeat this about 5 or 6 times to get enough wax on it. I am not sure how it is to be framed as encaustic usually is not put under glass. I will have to investigate.  Look at the color in these details!

I really like the way the white line shows up. I used a
heated stylus with a calligraphy tip.

Metallic wax was used in this detail in the stylus.

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