Materials

My Space: The Studio That Could

My current “studio” resides in my condo and I quite love it. My wonderful drafting table has been there for cake decorating and various other artistic endeavors. No worries, I will never go back to food prep in that area. It took some time once I decided I really wanted to create encaustic work to gather…

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Birch Boards and Preparation

One of the things I am still fine-tuning is what surface I like to work on and how I work on them. Right now I am still good with the cradled birch board and since my pieces are quite colorful, I do not even treat the board. I just start on plain ole wood. I realized…

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The Wok and Making of the Wax Medium

If there is one thing I have learned about encaustics it’s that there are too many variables for one person to say “this is how you do it”. Between tools, substrate, materials, technique, mixed media objects, studio setup and more… this kind of art was meant to be a “here’s how I do it, now go…

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