Aug 24, 2016

Wax on Wednesdays! "Moonlight and Moondalas" Encaustic Painting Shellac Burn Techniques


I recently picked up an oil bar by Windsor Newton in the stunningly beautiful color French Ultramarine . That deep rich color inspired this new mini series called 
"Moonlight and Moondalas" 
The shellac burn encaustic technique is definitely one of my favorites to work with. It seems as though there is an endless amount of discovery in this process . The organic movement of the shellac and the wax together are always amazing to me. 
The last couple of minutes of footage of this weeks video somehow got corrupted, and I was unable to extract it from the camera. The last 2 steps that I did to these pieces that are unseen, are adding the silver leaf to the stars in piece #1, and dry brushing the edges of piece #2 with white encaustic medium. I  then rubbed  on some Sennilier gold oil pastel to the raised dry brush texture  areas with my finger . Pretty simple stuff really, but would have liked the entire footage to show you. 

You can easily see from the details in the photos what I added on there at the last. 
Materials Used this week 
masonite hardboards
white encaustic medium
amber shellac
clay tools
heat gun 
torch
silver leaf sheets
gold Sennilier oil pastel
French Ultramarine Blue Oil Bar Windsor Newton

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And  for more in depth coverage of this and other  encaustic techniques, there are now 7 self paced encaustic workshops to choose from ! Just click on the "online workshops" page at the top of the blog. 
Blessings to you,
Shari