Hello lovely people! Hope your weekend was fantastic!
I've been busy preparing the online classroom for my Mixed Media & Encaustic workshop and I'm getting questions about Encaustics and what you need to start.
So let's talk Encaustics - yeah...it sounds pretty serious, a little scary and slightly dangerous but I'm here to put your fears at rest! In my personal experience, I have found that working with this magical medium has been incredibly enjoyable, very experimental and basically tons of fun!
I wanted to share the Wax Set Up video that will be in the online class. My hope, is that seeing this will help you guys feel more comfortable exploring wax! You just gotta try it!
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and here is what I use in my simple, yet effective set up...(the clay tools are for carving which I'll be showing you in the workshop.) I've included some links below if you feel like shopping! ;)
For fusing I use a simple Craft Heat tool...
Great encaustic books to check out:
And I recently discovered some great videos on YouTube by a very talented encaustic artist: Nancy Crawford
Check out her YouTube channel here.
Here's one of her quick videos...
So my friends, I hope this helps you make friends with Encaustic wax! This medium truly blends so beautifully with so many of our supplies and adds another level of dimension to your work!
I encourage you to check it out and of course I would love for you to join me for the online Workshop.
Let me know if you have any questions!