Sunday, November 9, 2008

Encaustic Art



I think I would use these as backgrounds for atcs or torn up in a collage. The image to the right above was on a piece of foam core that was folded to get the lines before adding the wax.


I took a class Saturday that involved wax on paper. I had always wanted to work with wax. The instructor worked exclusively on paper and made cards. I tried to branch out and incorporate paper into them. I think collage encaustic art uses wood and a thicker layer of wax. Here are some I made. We used a craft iron that we rubbed squares of wax onto in different colors. Then we combined them in patterns.

I didnt like how thin the layer of wax went on. To translucent for me. Has anyone tried this? What did you use them in? I would love to see your work.

6 comments:

purplepaint said...

Oh these are so cool! I love your blog! I'm off to see more of it! :) Marva

peggy gatto said...

Lovely colors and textures!!

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Ooooh! Love the look of encaustics!!!! Well done!

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Trish - love these pieces but I don't understand how you got that beautiful green one at the top. Was paper creased and then laid on foamcore? PS Don't understand why you don't like the thin wax either - to me it looks fantastic!

Val Foster said...

Trish, these are beautiful. I'm sure you'll use them in amazing ways. Great job. Wax in art has always intrigued me, I love the texture.

I didn't realize you live in Parker, CO. I live in Arvada.

Marilyn said...

These look so beautiful. Don't know about how thin or translucent they were as you applied them, but the colors are very vivid and wild!!