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Zilpa

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on: September 08, 2015, 09:27:07 PM
This came in the mail today so I just had to try it out and show you. Not bad since I only ordered it on Sunday.




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Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 02:15:23 AM
Ok, I don't know anything about encaustic art other than the fact you put/paint it on and when heat is applied it puffs up. Or something like that  ::)

I did see a couple of paintings incorporating encaustics displayed in a little restaurant while I was up north. Could you explain a little about how it works?

Regardless of all that, I like your painting, kind of semi abstract above/below water vision. I'd like to learn more about this.
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Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 03:38:16 AM
I only got it today so I am new to it myself. The kit comes with coloured wax blocks, an iron, and a stylus with 2 nibs and a brush. The iron is on a low heat you hold it upside down so and run the wax over the iron. Then turn it over and rub the iron over the card. All sorts of effects can be created by dragging the iron through the wax layer already created. Lines can be created by using the edge of the iron. The stylus also heats up and can be used to paint in anything you want. Oh yes I forgot to mention it also comes with shiny card. It is quick and a lot of fun. Check out encaustic art on YouTube  there are several videos on how it works there.


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Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 12:34:36 PM
Sounds interesting.... once again I am saved by not having any art shops  here!  :sweat:   Just as well, I couldn't use an iron unless we were plugged into a power line at a dock. I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with.  :heeha:
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Reply #4 on: September 09, 2015, 09:18:26 PM
The painting is awesome, and I do so love to try new things...currently working in chalk...
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Reply #5 on: September 09, 2015, 10:39:05 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Natalie. This is why I could never stick to one thing, I just get so excited when there's something new to learn. The chalk sounds interesting too.


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Reply #6 on: September 10, 2015, 12:13:15 AM
Dear Zilpa;


I was at three day paint in last Spring and one of the artist had used Encaustic's on old School Class
Photos from the thirties.  Another was painted on old sheet music. Very interesting artwork.


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Reply #7 on: September 10, 2015, 07:11:18 AM
Beautiful, Zilpa! This sounds like so much fun. I have seen encaustic art done on sheet music with lovely results. Hmmm...something new to try, perhaps. Was your kit very expensive?
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Reply #8 on: September 10, 2015, 11:31:12 AM
Looks fun and challenging Zilpa-I really like your first result.  :clap:
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Zilpa

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Reply #9 on: September 10, 2015, 02:32:39 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie, Susan, and May Lyn, it is a lot of fun. I am looking at framing them and placing them into the gallery gift shop where we sell smaller work at affordable prices. Our gallery is attached to an information centre for travellers. These paintings only take about 10 minutes to do so I think it can be a little side earner. I will also turn some into cards.


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Reply #10 on: September 10, 2015, 10:02:39 PM

These are 2 I did last night framed and ready to go. Lucky I still had the frames so all I had to do was cut the mounts, which is harder than creating the work.


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Reply #11 on: September 11, 2015, 03:12:52 AM
 :heeha: These look great Zilpa.  :clap: :clap: :clap:    Good luck with them!  :gl2:
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Reply #12 on: September 17, 2015, 05:51:45 PM
 :thankyou: Val, I love the speed that I can produce them at. Here is another one that took 10 minutes.



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Reply #13 on: September 17, 2015, 06:13:34 PM
 :heeha:   10 minutes!  :doh:   That is amazing!!!    :congrats:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #14 on: September 17, 2015, 06:30:31 PM
 :thankyou: Val, this medium is very unpredictable, which makes it very exciting. I am exploring with this to see how far I can take it. So far I have only played with the iron. So next I need to start including the stylus which has several different attachments.


 

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