Saturday, March 19, 2011

Encaustic Play: a fun, hot mess

A friend of mine travels all over the United States teaching classes on metal clay, fused glass etc. and had mentioned she had purchased at cost some encaustic supplies.  I leapt at the chance to share them with her, as I had been wanting to try this art form for a long time.  She arrived with a bunch of colored disks of wax, a heatable stylus, a mini iron and some brushes.  We watched Youtube videos on how to do it as we explored, and really enjoyed ourselves figuring out how to make an encaustic painting.  It wasn't as easy as I thought making the wax move where you want it to, but it'll be a work in progress.  Here is my result of playing around.


  1. I am totally jealous! I want to be in on this playtime! I have had my eye on this process for an eternity....but so spendy for the basic set of stuff just to TRY it......but maybe if some artist friends and I go inn together on a TRY IT PLAY DATE?????

  2. What fun to find our play day on your blog! Once this rotten back gets better, we'll have to try again.

  3. This process has been on my list a long time too. I want to mix it with photographs. Let me know if you ever have some play time with it again. I would love to be in on it.