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Wendy W
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:21 pm    Post subject: Encaustic Art Reply with quote

Encaustic Art is basically painting with wax and some sort of tool to heat it up, quite often a temperature controlled iron.

I will ago (ages and ages) I went on an introductory session for the afternoon. I apologise the crumby quality of the images that follow but I don't have a decent scanner here.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the vividness of the colours. I think it would take a fair bit of experimentation before you started to achieve something really interesting. The last one works best for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's clever. I like 5, it actually looks like a surreal painting.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is something I need to work on. I've seen some fantastic work done this way, both very realistic and abstract. I was going to have a go at some tonight but I feel drowsy (not really tired though, if that makes sense) and as a result a little clumsy (made tea an hour or so ago and completely overfilled the mug) so I'll probably end up burning myself or wrecking something by getting wax on it.

I'll stick to working on the pc tonight.
That's already broken.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These will be so useful Wendy for your digital work too. Looking forward to seeing what youdo with them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more that I did in the last week. I plan on incorporating the bottom one into something else, but still not 100% sure on what I want the final piece to look like yet.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet you could paint some cracking auras with this technique.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's a little technique you might enjoy:-

if you have any water colours or better still coloured inks, try this - slightly dampen a piece of good paper and then drop blobs of colour in one or two places then quickly place a sheet of cling film over the top - creased and folded. Then let it dry This works very well with Quink - black or blue black.

you can even make hole in the film and add more colour.

You should get some very interesting effects - very random but great for backgrounds.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds interesting.
I've got a few inks somewhere (don't ask me where) and lots of watercolours so I'll give it a go.
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