What is Encaustic art? Click here to find out more :)
In short, encaustic painting is a form of art that uses beeswax mixed with pigments to create art on prepared surfaces such as wood or canvas. This technique takes a little finesse as you have to constantly keep your wax hot, as well as have a separate container and brush for each color. Another thing to consider is the space this would take up as well as the cost... altogether it is something that you may be intrigued by but may not make it on your short list of easy to delve into endeavors.
So this video that I share gives a great way to utilize basic art and craft materials to your advantage.. we bring back our faithful crayons from the last segment... BUT add in a few other friends... Make sure to check out this weeks Faux Encaustic video on My craft Channel for the full experience... This video may share a technique that you can use in the future or inspire you to adapt this to your own needs, either way... its a win win :)
Here is the 4x6 canvas that I created with this technique... The video that I shared shows the basics of creating the faux encaustic, but due to time I wasn't able to share the entire canvas preparation, so if you have any questions... feel free to ask.
This technique offers a wonderful way of blending as well as depth in layers due to the beeswax creating distinct layers on top of each other. It may seem a little overwhelming, but it is fun and worth it once you get the hang of it.
For this weeks prize package, we are going BIG... since this is the finale... we are going large and adding a little something from every manufacturer featured in the videos. This prize package will include a selection of products from: Clearsnap, Graphic 45, Spellbinders Paper Arts, Creative Imaginations, Sakura of America, Ice Resin and Prima Marketing Inc. I will try and post a picture of the prizes this week so you can get an idea of how much fun it will be!
For this prize package please enter using the widget below if for some reason it does not show, please refresh the page and it will pop up on my blog.
And our winner from last weeks giveaway is...
On another note... I am starting a new fun venture with a few of my good friends. Virtual Gallery Walk will start next week, but I posted about it yesterday on my blog. Make sure to check it out as well will be having a ton of fun next week with this. Tell your friends, the line up of artists is amazing, and we are sure to have something to offer you all.
Thank you again for your support these past few week as I share a sneak peek into my crafting world. You can tell that I like to do things on the cheap and work with products that offer a variety of uses. I hope that these video have shared my passion with you all.
And if you have any questions, feel free to email me, I am still a bit under the weather so it might take me a little bit to get back to you, but I will.
~Liz Hicks ♥