Monday, November 2, 2009
Recently I started creating encaustic pieces. I often get some questions about it so here are some answers:
What exactly is encaustics?
An ancient art where artist uses wax instead of paint to create artwork. Artists have recently embraced it and made it more current and relevant.
Does the wax melt?
Nope it does not.The manufacturers mix bees wax with a resin and add pigment to it to create a medium.
What do they look like?
See this for more examples.
What supplies do I need for this?
See this for supply list.
My hubby won't "obey" me. What can I do?
Sorry but you are on your own about this one. Once you figure it out, do let me know since I have yet to figure it out.
I am a rat pack and have too much junk sitting around at my home. What should I do?
For starters, I am glad that you are admitting it. That is the first step. Next step, buy more stuff like wooden panels, wax, electric griddle etc. Slap the junk on a panel and paint wax over it. Then call it art like I did.
What exactly is this piece?
Wood panel, black and yellow medium/wax, and a broken plastic chandelier.
So now I need to ask you a question. Can you please help me come up with a title for this? What do you think I should call it?