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Encaustic Workshop eBook

By Patricia B. Seggebruch

Format: eBook

SKU# W1898

You’ll Love This Encaustic Technique eBook If:

  • You want to learn more about painting with wax paints
  • You love encaustic painting & you want new techniques & approaches
  • You love the instructional style of Patricia B. Seggebruch & want non-traditional encaustic painting tips

Create highly impressive, and beautiful paintings using the simple process of encaustic painting with the great tips and encaustic painting techniques found in Encaustic Workshop. This eBook from Patricia B. Seggebruch gives you just that, a full workshop, complete with step-by-step projects, inspirational images, instructional photos, and inside tips. Starting with the necessary encaustic tools and supplies, Patricia covers everything you need to know about painting with wax safely. More than 25 step-by-step techniques make this a truly comprehensive guide to encaustic painting. Learn how to add pigment to wax, layer paper and fibers into your pieces, include foil, carve, and much more.

Encaustic Workshop shows you how to combine these techniques in exciting, and sometimes non-traditional, ways. Use carved stamps, alcohol inks, and rub-ons in order to achieve different effects on your canvas. Simply download this eBook to your laptop, desktop or tablet device and you’ll instantly access page after page of fantastic content. This PDF format is compatible with virtually all operating systems.

In the Encaustic Workshop eBook You’ll Learn:

  • Encaustic painting techniques and tips including adding foils & photos, carving, adding pigments to wax & layer wax in papers and fibers
  • How to combine encaustic techniques with exciting start-to-finish projects
  • All you need to know about encaustic tools, supplies & basic techniques

A Word From the Author:

"At the end of all the toe-tapping, bloodpumping fun technique chapters in this book, I’ve included an Inspiration Gallery filled with examples of my paintings that combine the techniques outlined in this book in new and interesting ways. I hope it shows you that this is just the beginning of what you can accomplish in encaustic! And remember, creativity happens in the pauses; pause, take a deep breath and turn the page. Let’s begin!" — Patricia B. Seggebruch

Check Out This Excerpt From Encaustic Workshop:

Creating Colored Wax
There are three main types of color you can add to your wax for your encaustic painting: pigmented medium, dry pigment additive and oil paint additive. All can be beautiful mediums for achieving colorful encaustic artwork.

This is my steadfast favorite option. Not only is it the easiest, neatest and safest, but the array of color options and consistency of color are an easy sell. These premade colors are sold through many encaustic producers, but I use R&F Handmade Paints in illustrating the techniques throughout this book. These encaustic paints come in rectangular blocks that fit nicely into the large printmakers cans from Daniel Smith Art Materials that I use for quick melting.

Encaustic manufacturers have machines that produce a beautiful color in the wax by milling the colors to a very fine consistency. Pigment suspension in the wax is optimal with these products. And their intensity can be varied simply by adding medium (see page 20).

You can also make your own colored wax by adding dry pigments to medium to create customized colors. This method should be used with caution, as it involves working with loose particles that can be very dangerous to inhale. Also, getting a consistent color throughout a batch—or re-creating a color exactly as you created it before—can be difficult. I try to stay away from this technique because I favor the consistent hue and ease of use of the ready-made pigmented medium, but many artists find mixing their own encaustic paints satisfying.

A third choice for getting colored wax is to add oil paints or oil paint sticks to the medium. This, too, can be effective and enjoyable if you like to create your own colors. I have found that oil paint sticks work better than traditional oil paints because the greater oil content in the traditional paints can dilute the medium, but you can use either successfully by following the steps below.

Check Out This Free Excerpt From Encaustic Workshop: How to Embed Natural Elements in Beeswax!

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SKU W1898
Author/Speaker/Editor Patricia B. Seggebruch
File/Trim Size 18 MB
File Type PDF
Format eBook
ISBN 13 9781440314605
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