Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fun Day with Encaustic

This is definitely not a tutorial!  I just want to share my fun day in the studio playing with this really cool medium.


I took a class on craftedu.com from Glenda Bailey a few months ago and that got me started.  She does beautiful collages using encaustic medium.  I was inspired to create these five ACEOs for a Melange Team swap. 


So today I warmed up with a few more ACEOs and then I brought  out the colour!  While I was on holidays I used some of my hard earned art and craft sale money to buy some new encaustic paints.


They aren't cheap but a little goes a long way I discovered.  I also discovered that I need a better system!


"Storm" was today's creation.  6x8" on cradled board.  Can't wait to get started on the next one!

7 comments:

  1. This is stunning Liz-Anna! Now I have to go look up more on this medium...

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  2. They're stunning Liz!
    -Amanda
    (mandolin)

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  3. Enjoyed reading your blog, and your work is amazing.

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  4. Oh wow, "Storm" just blew me away! (Ummm, no pun intended.) The depth of color and dynamic swirls are just amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. These are beautiful! I've always wanted to try encaustic.

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  6. I love the colors,it looks like clouds at twlight! Very cool!

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  7. great pieces
    I put my encaustics in cleaned out tuna cans on the electric skillet

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