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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Made Encaustics Today

Today I worked on encaustics in my garage set up. Here are the two that I completed. In the dark, textural one, I used many layers of color and applied black for the final layer. I pressed small items on, added encaustic color over them and then pulled off the items. Textures and impressions were left behind. Lace made an especially nice pattern.

In the red encaustic, I tossed many of the small items that I had pulled from the previous work. I embedded them in more medium and finished with a top layer of alizarin crimson. I used a small clay working tool to gouge lines into the red layer revealing the colors beneath.

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