Monday, March 1, 2010

Encaustic Art

I have recently read, and have done a lot of web surfing on the art form called Encaustic Art which is painting with Wax....beeswax to which damar resin has been added.  There are many tools along with bristle brushes which can be used in this art form, and it can also be rolled over into the mixed media end which I am really looking forward to. 

All that is really needed to do this art form is a scribing tool, small travel iron, bristle brushes, electric griddle, some small metal bowls, parafin wax, and some colored waxes.  If  I decide this is something I want to continue I will begin purchasing the raw beeswax, color and resin and make my own waxes as these are quite expensive to purchase "done".  

The wax painting is recommended on hard porous surfaces such as woods, paper, etc. rather than canvas which is flexible. 

Encuastic art goes back thousands of years and the journey is going to be exciting.

The supplies have been ordered and will be here mid March which gives me a bit more reserach time...although I am anxious to start and wish the supplies would be here tomorrow.

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I have recently started some new artistic journeys. A slight branch in the road from my first love which is painting. I am hoping to combine my painting abilities with a bit of mixed media to stretch my creativity and think outside the box. I am also doing quite a bit of jewelry design and love the steampunk assemblage although I also love creating jewelry using handmade glass lampwork. Hopefully my journey and the information/photos on this blog will inspire others to think outside the box. Please check out my other blog and my Etsy site by going to my website. Thanks for stopping by....