Friday, June 1, 2012

no-one was harmed in the making of this art

I'd been wanting to experiment with some encaustics for  awhile, but it hadn't been at the top of my priority list. Besides, I like to do a little research when I'm going to learn something new.  When Hubster decided HE wanted to give it a try, well it was full speed ahead. We bought a kit of expensive wax, we had to have more expensive stuff to go with the kit...we did find an electric skillet at the Goodwill though, so did not have to buy the expensive enxcaustic palette that was recommended.  We set up a work area in the garage. Of course we each had different ideas of how this was going to go! Typical when men and women work together.  Even in 90 degree weather, melted wax hardens pretty quickly!  We didn't have enough pans to melt all the colors of wax, so only worked with a few.  That's why everything is the same color scheme!  Just getting a feel for the materials. We both thought flinging hot wax was fun, so there will be more to come.

This is play, and this seems like CRAFT.  Maybe after a lot more play we can call it ART.

Hubs squares

My very first encaustic on cardboard

The three I did.  One on left needs more.


  1. Looks like you had some fun! I wish I could get HB to do some art with me. I've never tried encaustics but it sounds like a lot of work. I like what you did though and the texture looks great.

  2. Oh what fun you are having I love the patina achieved with encaustic. I have tried and tried to get Gary to do some art to no avail, he says he isn't talented even though he is; you should see his sketches. Yours and your hubby's pieces are wonderful.