Photo transfer, encaustic, and collage on Claybord
Encaustic and vintage pattern paper on wood panel
The piece below is a demo that consists of clear encaustic medium over blender pen transfers. The transfers were done on the bare board panel before applying the wax.
Homage a Manet
Encaustic on wood panel
Now--on to the exciting student work from today:
painterly way, and we all think she should keep it just as it is!
but it appeared before her eyes as the wax dried, so she
decided to go with it! She also experimented with splashing drops of water
on top of a new encaustic layer, and then fusing, which resulted in the interesting effects you see nearthe bottom of the piece and on the far right.
The students found that after their first piece, they loosened up a lot. They found out how forgiving encaustic is, and how fun it is to experiment--you can always change it later, just scrape it down and wax over it.
and added 3-D embellishments. She said she was frustrated by
the small holes that appeared in the wax. She decided to exaggerate
the effect, rather than try to eliminate it, so she added lots of little
holes in areas around the picture. This piece makes me joyful.
and then loosened it up with layers of clear beeswax medium. She's
going to explore the processes of shading and layering some more. I'd say she's off to a great start here!
landscape. She too, found her second piece went quickly.
K. J. did the piece below as her first. After it was finished, she made a "mistake" and worried she'd ruined it. She put it aside and went back to it, ending up with a piece even better than before. (K.J. remember what I said, Don't touch it now--it's done!)
she had planned, to showcase an image on papyrus
that she got in Egypt. She found that encaustic and papyrus
fight a bit, but she persevered and got this lovely image.
of vintage dress pattern, vintage postage stamps,
and loose tea. The pattern lines add great movement to
She was tickled by this postcard of a bride with the legend
KC surrounded her card with pink encaustic paint, and some
of the glittery spangles used instead of rice at her wedding. She sealed these with clear medium. When she sealed the bride card, the wax made
a nice shadow over part of the bride's face, suggesting the front of her veil, or maybe a sense of impending doom.)
as a partner in creation of this vivid landscape.