Encaustic Art

Encaustic art is a growing trend in the mixed media community and for great reason. This beeswax and resin material can be used to enclose or include other materials like stones, leaves or sand. Learn what mixed media supplies you’ll need in order to create unique art, such as collage backgrounds or paintings with this versatile medium. Encaustic workshops, tutorials and videos show you everything you need to know about the world of encaustic wax.

Encaustic art is a growing trend in the mixed media community and for great reason. This beeswax and resin material can be used to enclose or include other materials like stones, leaves or sand. Learn what mixed media supplies you’ll need in order to create unique art, such as collage backgrounds or paintings with this versatile medium. Encaustic workshops, tutorials and videos show you everything you need to know about the world of encaustic wax.

Making an Image Transfer onto Encaustic

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Meet encaustic mixed-media artist, Supria Karmakar, featured artist in Seth Apter’s new book The Mixed-Media Artist. Here, she shares an encaustic image transfer technique.

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Singular Encaustic Panel with a Coffee Infusion

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This demo from Encaustic Painting Techniques shows you how to incorporate sketching, coffee grounds, incising and oil glazing as you create a gorgeous encaustic art piece.

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Craft Month 2013: Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop Preview

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In honor of Craft Month 2013, we’re offering a sneak peak of the projects inside Wabi Sabi Art Workshop by Serena Barton. Inside you’ll find several examples of the Wabi-Sabi theme and two great techniques!

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Wax and Paper Workshop: Image Transfer Tutorial

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We’re so excited about MIchelle Belto’s upcoming webinar that we thought we’d give you a sneak peek into her book, Wax and Paper Workshop. Try out this Image Transfer technique pulled directly from the pages of the book!

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Wax and Paper Workshop Bonus Content

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Welcome to the Wax and Paper Workshop Bonus Page! First, A little about the book: You’ll Love This Book If: You love to work with encaustic paint You want to try nontraditional surface for encaustic painting You’re looking for tips …

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Creating Encaustic Collages

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Encaustic is a medium that combines beeswax and resin, and the resulting art is unique to say the least; self-described addicts say they love the medium’s sweet smell, rich colors, unmatchable texture, transparency and finish. Susan Tuttle, author of Exhibition 36, along with artist Sandy Lupton, offers a primer on the materials and techniques you’ll need to get started, along with a gallery of samples.

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Embedding Natural Elements in Encaustic Wax

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Shells, small stones, sand and leaves are just some of the natural elements Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, author of Encaustic Workshop, has used in her work. In this tutorial, she shows you, step by step, the beautiful work you can create using encaustic wax techniques and your favorite bits from nature.

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Creating Textures with Encaustic

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Texture is what working with encaustic is all about. Whether you want to create a finish that is smooth as glass or a deep, three-dimensional image, you can accomplish that … with wax. Learn more with these techniques from Encaustic Workshop!

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Adhering Elements with Beeswax

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Josie Cirincione, author of Collage Lost and Found, uses beeswax to attach elements of her collages to one another, but you’ll see her use beeswax in a variety of other intriguing manners, too. Beeswax can be used as a surfacing agent, a textural element, even an accent element. The sky’s the limit! She also offers tips and hints and about where to find appropriate supplies and how best to work with this old- is-new-again medium.

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