Friday, March 6, 2015
Day 2 - Encaustic
Man, I wish I could take a class on this medium! I decided to do a whole piece using collage. First, I thought I could use one of my painted tissue papers for the background, but I had a hard time getting it to stick down. Could be because it was painted with acrylic paint. So, I used a Tim Holtz tissue paper - it worked better. Then used a napkin for the flowers - napkins are the best! They go right down and stick! The bird is from a download, then copied on my printer. It did ok, but still didn't stick the way I wanted it to.
Today, my son came over and cut up a few pieces of plywood that I had -- so now I have lots of practice boards to play with! I also ordered a new DVD on encaustic. Hopefully soon, I'll understand how to use this stuff!