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Friday, August 13, 2010

Encaustic Day 3, still having fun...

...but I have to admit, I'm a wee bit frustrated, too.  The learning curve is climbing.  I would sure love a workshop right about now!

The first thing I did was 'fix' my Dream piece from yesterday.  I could see that the balance wasn't right as soon as I posted it so here are the before and after.

This next piece is a mixed media collage.  It's not the piece I started out doing.  The gummy heap of wax from that effort is set aside for another day.  For this one  I used music, end paper from an old book, pressed flowers, handmade papers and a tjap impressed into the wax.  I coloured the incised lines with oil stick and wiped away the excess.  Clear encaustic medium was used on each  layer.

I can already see some changes I'd like to make but not today and maybe not at all.  We'll see.


  1. Ooh I love,love, love it! Great job...beautiful!

  2. The wax creates a wonderful sense of depth. Beautiful!

  3. These are so beautiful, LizAnna! I love the ACEO you made that I got in our swap. Thanks for sharing your journey into encaustics.

  4. Beautiful, Liz Ann. I am not into encaustics yet, but you are tempting me.

  5. You are such a tease! I don't need to try anything else, Liz! But these are so gorgeous! Between you and G, I'm feeling my resolve weakening!


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