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Reply #15 on: October 17, 2015, 02:38:46 PM
 With this one I started with my iron and covered the card with blue wax. I then went over to the hotplate and used a brush to paint in the flower, pot and table. I added some texture by using a fan brush and dragging it through the blue. The wooden frame was created by dragging a clean iron around the edge of the painting a few times till I got the required result.
I must admit I had no idea I would like this medium so much.



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Reply #16 on: October 17, 2015, 03:51:19 PM
 :confused: How do you clean your brushes?

It does look like great fun Zilpa, how hot does the iron have to be?
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Reply #17 on: October 17, 2015, 06:22:24 PM
It is a small iron especially for crafts Val and it goes on the low setting. You can use one of the old irons as long as it has no steam holes.
You can get most of the colour out of the brushes by using clear wax but you generally just reheat them on the plate to get them soft again to use. Ideally you would have different brushes for each colour group. I just buy the cheap monte marte brushes from the local cheap shop. I have brushes for paint and separate brushes for wax work.  :painting:


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Reply #18 on: October 18, 2015, 04:45:29 AM
Thanks for the info Zilpa, I find the whole process quite fascinating!  :heeha:
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Reply #19 on: October 18, 2015, 05:04:12 AM
You are more than welcome. I think half the fun of being an artist is sharing the techniques. I think eventually I will need to work out a video system.


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Reply #20 on: October 18, 2015, 10:52:38 AM
Zilpa;  It looks good.  I do not know anything about it but I like it. Kathy
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Reply #21 on: October 18, 2015, 12:31:34 PM
 :thankyou: Kathy, I am experimenting with colour mixing next. I might even attempt a colour wheel.


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Reply #22 on: October 25, 2015, 12:21:30 PM
Blazing Billabong
The beauty about this medium is that you can totally stuff up and still come up with something great. With this one I started of with a total mess looking like mud and ended up with this.





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Reply #23 on: October 25, 2015, 02:07:54 PM
Zilpa,

That's amazing.  What great textures.  You are making me want to try encaustic art.

aloha

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Reply #24 on: October 25, 2015, 07:05:25 PM
Wow! These pieces you have created look amazing! Sure caught my eye.   :clap:
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Reply #25 on: October 26, 2015, 12:31:49 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Liana, Mea go for it, you will love it. At the moment I am trying to get a tutorial video together but I think I need to borrow Dennis. It is really hard trying to do it on my own. I am able to keep the card in view of my camera but then forget to keep the iron in view when I am loading it with wax. I have done heaps of landscapes trying to get the taping right. It is a whole new learning curve. Even the best editing program can't help me with that one :2funny:


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Reply #26 on: October 26, 2015, 12:54:41 AM
Beautiful work!

You made it sound so simple but it is because you have already mastered other medium and apply what you know to your encaustic art.  I love the way the colors flow and wish I could feel the texture..

I was given an encaustic painting years ago.  It was a multi layer process combining watercolour painting, short poems, music, a dry flower, etc. the texture were created by clear wax which I understand was dripped on the surface between the items.  The effect is stunning.  When I go home, I should remember to post a photo of it.  You may find it interesting.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #27 on: October 26, 2015, 01:30:38 AM
 :thankyou: Annie, please do, I am always after new ideas.


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Reply #28 on: October 26, 2015, 07:06:29 AM
Zilpa,

I really hope you get the video made.  I really want to see this technique.

Will check out the art store the next time I go into Honolulu to see if they have the supplies for encaustic art.

aloha

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Reply #29 on: November 05, 2015, 08:47:32 PM

For this I put the background colours on with the iron then I placed the card on the heated palette ( which by the way is a plate warmer I picked up in BigW for $35 instead of $750 for the real thing) And dragged a rolled up bit of an old tracky top using the coiled edge through the wax to get the bamboo look, lifting to create the gaps at regular intervals. You can buy sponges to give that effect but why not use what is around the house?

Mea I am still working on the video and have heaps of new pictures done while trying to film it. I have got a couple done but they are not good enough to post. I will get there though it is hard doing it solo.
 


 

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