Cardskills chaotic encaustic iron abstract

Load the iron (set on LOW) with bands of colour - here red, yellow and blue

One iron full will cover one A6 card - make sure the wax hides the silver base of the iron - then you are using enough.

One iron full will cover one A6 card - make sure the wax hides the silver base of the iron - then you are using enough.

Place the iron onto one end of your A6 card - don't press, lightly smooth across the card.

Place the iron onto one end of your A6 card - don't press, lightly smooth across the card.

Gently float the iron across the card's length, smooth both ways if necessary, until the card is evenly covered - DON'T PRESS.

Gently float the iron across the card's length, smooth both ways if necessary, until the card is evenly covered - DON'T PRESS.

Lifting the iron directly off the wax coating created an organic suction effect that looks a bit like coral or bushes.

Lifting the iron directly off the wax coating created an organic suction effect that looks a bit like coral or bushes.

Moving as you lift off mixes the colours and creates some lovely blends.

Moving as you lift off mixes the colours and creates some lovely blends.

The wax colours can be textured and tooled with the iron in many ways, including using the edge.

The wax colours can be textured and tooled with the iron in many ways, including using the edge.

The iron's tip priovides the finest marks and details possible with this tool.

The iron's tip priovides the finest marks and details possible with this tool.

Polish the cooled wax encaustic art wax colours with a pad of folded soft tissue. Gently buffing rather than hard rubbing!

Polish the cooled wax encaustic art wax colours with a pad of folded soft tissue. Gently buffing rather than hard rubbing!

Three coloured waxes simply muddled together with the iron can create wonderful combinations of pattern, form, texture and colour blends in an abstract format.

Three coloured waxes simply muddled together with the iron can create wonderful combinations of pattern, form, texture and colour blends in an abstract format.

Finished, but when is it finished? That is up to your decision entirely!!!

Finished, but when is it finished? That is up to your decision entirely!!!

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