I still had fun and played with the materials provided. In turn, I was exposed to some other new art supplies that I now want as well: PanPastels and Shiva paint sticks. Another technique I used ( in several classes actually) and fell in love with...stencils. These seem to be making a serious crafty comeback as good old Martha has a giant new selections of stencils in the big box store.
Without further ado, here are three of the five encaustic pieces I worked on. Two of them were just not worth posting on here. There is something to be said about editing! :)
This little vintage themed one has a few goodies tucked inside the wax. I also used a lot of transfers in these pieces and this worked pretty well.
I was proud of myself for stepping out of my usual grungy color palette above. I think this piece has grown on me a bit. The purple flowers were added with stencils and the PanPastels. Those were so much fun, I wish I discovered them earlier in the workshop. I was too busy trying to tame the uncontrollable wax!
This board was one of the ones I layered with plaster to before adding wax. This made for very interesting texture. I struggled with "controlling" the wax in any of these projects. I had embedded my heart in wax (above), but it did not stay. I turned this into an opportunity and added all the metal staples. I also dripped resin on the heart. This was from the overflow of resin for my assemblage pieces I just finished up from another Create class. I hope to post both of them on here very soon. They have the most delicious texture, you don't want to miss these.
I hope you will stop by again soon!