Digital Prints and Encaustic Workshop
When working with hot wax and digital prints I loosely call it encaustic since it isn’t
quite what we think of when we say encaustic. My set up uses Purified Beeswax and
Damar Resin-Encaustic Medium. Usually for encaustic this medium would be mixed
“By definition- Encaustic (which goes by hot wax painting) is an ancient technique.
The artist heats beeswax to the liquid stage, then mixes in pigmentation. The resulting
medium is applied to a surface.”
For encaustic a base like clapboard, wood, ceramics, stretched canvas and other
rigid types of surfaces are used. These rigid surfaces protect the wax from cracking
after it cools. My take on encaustic for this workshop is different from my other
encaustic tutorials and articles. One of my previous encaustic workshops “Mixing
Digital Prints and Encaustic” used hot wax to combine digital prints on a rigid surface
in different configurations. In this workshop is a straight forward simple way to
combine wax with a non rigid surface…………..
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