2010 Tangled, Sorted, Revealed, Woven (8 x 8 in.) mixed media encaustic
I use various techniques to build up patterns in encaustic. To date fabrics and papers were my favoured materials. My latest explorations involve creating and using stamps. The previous post shows stamps I created from embossed paintable wallpaper samples. Right now I developing a "store" of these papers to use in later compositions. So I am free to play to my heart's delight.
- Create a background surface using basic monotype techniques in encaustic (see youtube video in previous post)
- Use part of palette to lay down a bed of coloured encaustic to dip the stamp in.
- Place paper on hot palette.
- Take up encaustic on stamp and then stamp it onto the prepared paper. The paper has to be on the palette If you try to do it on the table the encaustic will dry before you get it to the paper.
Stamping with similar colour as background at top. At bottom you can see the faint traces of stamping with white. I like the subtle nature of this.
Decorative overlay in gold over a vibrant monotype
A new stamp
More over stamping using gold.
A new stamp
Over stamping a previous print
- Lay down a bed of encaustic on palette.
- Place stamp into the bed of colour (encaustic will be stamped with the pattern removing some of it)
- Take a print from the palette.
Stamp seems to be on the missing list!