Ending a Period of Silence
I've been in an art cocoon the past few days.
Drove to Seattle for a photo encaustic workshop
at Northwest Encaustics in West Seattle
with an artist named Daniel Santjer.
Made two 11 x 14 pieces from my photos
that Daniel printed and mounted to cradled board.
But the most fun came from just playing
on post card-sized boards,
doing encaustic minis. . .
I don't want to overload you,
so I'll share more as the week goes along.
The piece above consisted of two base layers of
titanium white wax, each fused with heat.
Next came some gold, yellow and orange encaustic colors
plus a heat session.
Next I placed some tissue layers or decorative papers
with Asian writing
one at a time with clear medium (plus heat).
The figures are from a toner copy
burnished in and then rubbed with water
until all the paper rubs away.
I lightly fused it (too much heat and the toner moves).
The final step was to lightly mark up the edges with
a wire brush and then rub in some dry pigment.