Tuesday, October 06, 2015

beeswax and crayons

I wanted to try some sort of encaustic painting without buying more supplies and equipment . . .

a beeswax candle, Crayola crayons and an old hair dryer were employed to create these wax blotches . . .

and these.
Adding a tiny bit of collage just to see what would happen.

A layer of gesso was applied.

Then wiped away in some areas . . .

and left to dry.
(No more hair dryer use at this point. The page was too delicate ~ wax melting everywhere.)

Black paint added . . .

and here too.

My favorite bubble-wrap stamping with bronze acrylic . . .

We've been playing with acrylic Interference paints . . .

enjoying the pop of these colors.

Images from recent Instagram photos added . . .

a place for me to write on in white ink.

Layers of wax and gesso and collage and paint.

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