New Encaustic Boards…

So I huge box shows up at my house on my birthday. What could it be.   Ampersand Art sent me a box filled with their new encaustic panels. I cannot wait to try them out. So thank you Ampersand for the panels (the best birthday gift ever)   So heating up the...

Started a scrapbook for inspiration

Years ago I kept scrapbooks. I would call them inspiration books. Since I was a fashion director I would always be tearing, cutting sketching and taping things into sketchbooks. I had over the years about 15 books filled. It was always fun to go back thru them and see...

How to use Excel to create an art inventory…

When I was researching art software to purchase to keep track of my inventory, my husband reminded me that I could use Excel to create an inventory. I use all word, excel, access, PowerPoint for my day job and never thought of using if for my art. So I sat down at...

Time to get focused…

as usual, I cannot focus and the nothing gets done. I go from drawing/sketching, to my encaustics to my quilting to the computer and then at the end of the week I get nothing finished. I guess I have art ADD. So I decided to create a process for myself. I am going to...

Putting my “coffee paper” to good use

I made the video on the “coffee paper” and they have been sitting on the studio shelf. So I decided to use them in an encaustic painting.  Since I am in video mode I recorded how I work in my studio. I did speed it up as encaustic is a labor intensive painting...

Let’s make a cup of coffee…

For anyone who knows me, I cannot make coffee. I can drink it, but I make awful coffee. I have a one shot coffee maker so that has help the problem. But I do have other uses for coffee. So watch the video below.  ...

What is this stuff called damar? What is encaustic????

I get many newbies in my workshop who ask what is encaustic medium?  It is beeswax with damar resin. But watch the video and then you can see them in their original state [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqirGmDmNGI&w=448&h=252&hd=1]

Another Video on Citrasolv

Thanks to everyone who reposted the video or sent in questions. I did another video to help explain or re-explain the first video. Keep the questions coming and check back soon for the next tutorial....

So what does this photo and Citrasolv have in common…

This picture hangs in my studio. It is an old piece that was created with gloss medium that was thinned down and tinted with some acrylic paint to make a glaze. The sections that are multi color (on the photo they look like blobs) are made from re-purposed magazine...

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