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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Printmaking II: Wax Encaustics

Some examples of using wax/color pigments to create unique prints. The process is super easy & fun... basically it's like coloring. You take color pigmented wax sticks (think oversized crayons) & draw/color your design onto a hot metal plate that melts the wax. You then simply place the paper over the design & burnish it... which transfers it to the paper. The top one is just a variation on my mountain/river scene that has been repeating itself in my art, and the 2nd image- kinda self explanatory... I thought I'd make some handmade valentines cards from scraps of paper I had leftover. Really fun!

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