Back on Hochanda TV for a couple of hours
What’s coming up? Well, Michael & Shona will look at the basics of encaustic art, especially for those just beginning or becoming interested in getting started. These involve easy playful abstract cards and simple landscape image. But of course, there is so much more that this versatile wax and heat process can do …
Shona will look at using stamps with the encaustic art process, creating quick and interesting cards which are individual and unique. That individuality is what adds the artistic feel to them. Sealer can be applied to protect the fragile surface for cards that might get handled a lot.
Michael is looking at more die cutting with encaustic art. If you make several identical pieces using the die cutter, then you can swap them around in the cut out spaces and create interesting cards very quickly. He is also playing with very simple imagery. Lots of people sabotage themselves by saying “I can’t draw” or “I’m not artistic” or “My people look like little stick figures!”. So Michael has made good use of those little stick figures to decorate an abstract background that anyone can create in their own unique way (that could read “own artistic way”).
The stylus is a graphics tool -low heat for drawing, decorating, blending and shading the intermixable wax colours. Michael is going to look at this fantastic tool and explore some more colouring-over work which can turn any printable image like a photo into a piece of encaustic artwork. Autumn is his theme this time round!
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