I am really enjoying the cool backgrounds I can create with the technique of Encaustic Painting. I watch my Micheal's Learning Skills DVD often. :o) Here I used orange, red, and yellow waxes for a tropical sky.
- Ink up palm tree image with black and stamp onto card stock. At this point, you could also stamp your other images if you know where you want them placed. I chose to paint the background first and then stamp the other images.
- Use iron, waxes, and crayons to create sky and water. Click here for tips, and a link to a teaching video, I learned when working with the iron.
- After it dries, buff it with a soft towel.
- Ink up bird image and stamp. Ink up boat image and stamp. If you want any area darker, use a black permanent pen to darken. TIP: Lightly tap color onto the area. Coloring back and forth may remove the ink on top of the wax.
- Ink up water image with gray and stamp off onto scrap paper before stamping onto card stock. Repeat several times to give motion to the ocean. Repeat with the orange ink pad. Be sure to leave areas for light.
- Assemble layers.
- Stamp a couple images on the inside to carry the theme in.
- Remember to sign your art work!
Stamps: Stampscapes 100D, 164A, 302A, 231C
Paper: Encaustic Creations glossy card stock, Neenah Classic Solar White, Stampin' Up! basic black
Inks: StazOn jet black, pumpkin, stone gray
Accessories: Encaustic Creations iron, wax squares, Crayola Metallic FX Crayons, Fiber-Castell black artist pen
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!