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
Karen Campbell is a New England native and currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, three boys and two cats! She is a full-time mixed media artist and is the author of 5 books including the popular, How to Draw Fun Fab Faces series, For the Colorful Teacher (co-author/illustrator and soon-to-be-series), and her latest book, Mixed Media Magic (all available on Amazon). She started teaching both children and adults (privately as well as big art party bashes) in 2011 and switched to becoming a full time online educator in 2016. Her primary goal is to make art accessible to ANYONE with an interest with a primary focus of pure, unadulterated FUN!!! Follow along at: