encaustic 2…July 19, 2010
There’s lots of different ways of applying wax to get different effects (lots to google if you can be bothered…). I was most interested in getting an impression with a stamp… so here is my experiment. You can buy proper beeswax to melt from Art Supply shops (but I just melted a candle…) smoothed it out with a palette knife and then pressed in a wooden stamp. The lighter ones just show the card colour coming through from underneath… but I also tried rubbing some paint on and buffing it to highlight the impression with brown (oil paints apparently work much better…) Lisa Kairos gives a great tutorial HERE.