NOTE: This lesson is also located within the full Mixed Media Magic eCourse.
Did you know you can paint with wax? Crazy, right?! And people have been using it as their go-to medium for over 500 years! And while I know some of you are SUPER anxious about trying out Encaustics for the first time I can assure you that it is safe, easy, fast and a BLAST! All you really need to get started is a heat gun, a crockpot and some Encaustic Medium which is available in fine art stores and online. You can collage, paint, embed, scrape and artfully layer with it, just like with other mediums. Think of it as Gel Medium…on steroids! But let’s start off nice and slow and not get ahead of ourselves. No worries, this project is as delightful as it is simple! Work with me, step-by-step!
You can delve further into the wonderful world of wax by diving deep into my full length encaustics course here https://awesomeartschool.com/p/intro-to-encaustics
I have been teaching drawing and painting to folks of all ages both in person and on-line since 2011 and have been making art full time since 2004. Art is my therapy, my soul, and my obsession! My teaching goal is to make art approachable, accessible and FUN FUN FUN through my on-line classes and drawing books! I'm sooooooo glad you're here! Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm here to help to you on your creative journey, regardless of what stage your in :)
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How to Draw Fun, Fab Faces (Amazon)
How to Draw MORE Fun, Fab Faces (Amazon)
How to Draw Fun, Fab Fellas (Amazon)
For the Colorful Teacher (Amazon)