Monday, April 19, 2010

"Encaustics- Adding Texture and Color" Make & Take

Carol Leadbetter was back teaching Encaustics again for our latest Mimosa Make & Take on Sunday! Encaustics is a method of wax collage. In this class we took our encaustic collage to the next level by adding textures and color!

Texture was added by imbedding dried florals into the wax and using stencils to create pattern with the wax. Tools to incise and scratch the surface also created textures.
Color was achieved in various ways. From layers of thin papers to applying powders and pigment, color was worked into the texture as well as the surface, depending on the chosen technique! As you can see from the pictures this was a messy and fun class!