Sunday, July 21, 2013

Branching Out into Encaustic

In preparation for my upcoming exhibition 'Branching Out', today I worked on small wooden disks to be part of a collaborative display.

I decided to work with monoprinting and encaustic.  I'm able to combine my love of printmaking with the 3-dimensional soft layering effects of wax medium - yummy!

Look out for the disks at the 'Branching Out' exhibition (more information coming soon or go to my website).

the wooden disks ready to work with

The encaustic heating in my skillet - clear pure encaustic wax
on the left, the small pot is a blend of white oil paint and
encaustic wax

Fusing the first layer of white encaustic, using
a heat gun.
Monoprints that I created using my gelli-plate and a stencil.
I printed onto dressmaking pattern paper - its so fine, like tissue.
I just love the texture and its transparency.

One of the finished disks, with a monoprint
and paper cutouts collaged into the wax.
My bird theme just keeps going!

Another disk - I love the red on the black & white.
The text from the paper pattern adds another dimension.


  1. Lovely work and a very interesting process! Thanks for sharing it.