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« on: May 31, 2016 08:00:35 AM »

I was partnered up with the ever so talented alteredmommy in the wall art swap and I knew I needed to create something out of my usual monster comfort zone for her and I came up with the idea of trying encaustic. I used some gift cards and bought an encaustic art starter kit from R&F. Definitely fun and worth it! The kit comes with two little encaustic boards and one larger cradle board. I practiced on the small boards before attempting this one with the larger board for alteredmommy.

I spent an afternoon creating gelli prints and then cut them with my Silhouette machine to get the shapes before adding them to the piece.

Here's a detail shot of the gelli pieces and the texture.

I used up all of the encaustic medium that came with the kit so now I need to get some more so I can create more pieces!

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016 08:04:25 AM »

That is such a pretty piece, kwality!  Isn't it fun to succeed at something new?

« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2016 08:06:31 AM »

That is such a pretty piece, kwality!  Isn't it fun to succeed at something new?
Thanks, bunny! It took me several times of "ironing" and starting over to get something that looked decent, but I'm glad I stuck with it. I'm glad I got a partner that inspired me to try something new.

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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2016 08:11:14 AM »

 That is incredible. I love all the depth and textured. You did an amazing job. I love it!

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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2016 08:46:41 AM »

Really beautiful and for sure not your usual. alteredmommy is a great artist, so I know she appreciated this. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2016 10:40:19 AM »

Oooh. All the dimension and colors are amazing on this. I wouldn't have known it was your first time making this style art if you hadn't said so. It looks great!

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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2016 11:38:53 AM »

I'd never heard of encaustic art, so, I had to look that up.  I didn't know that people painted with pigments in melted beeswax!  Anyhoo, your finished piece is really neat looking (great colors and patterns), and the results are even more impressive considering that it was also your first time trying this medium too.
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2016 11:39:32 AM »

*looks up encaustic*  Ohhhhh!

Really beautiful work, love the look of the stars, the depth, and the texture.  Great stuff that would look good on anyone's wall!  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2016 06:57:45 PM »

Congrats on your first ( Shocked) encaustic piece, kwality! This rocks!

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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2016 08:56:01 PM »


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