View Full Version : Do you know anyone who works in encaustic?

11-12-2000, 01:27 AM
I posted this months ago, but I might as well keep asking... do you or anyone you know work with in encaustic (wax)? I have found a few site on the web, but none are very active...

11-12-2000, 02:16 PM
I have used wax with many fibers projects over the years. I usually mix parifin and bees wax. I like to melt the mixture and then spread it over cloth and handmade paper sculptures. One thing I learned is that it attracts dust like crazy, so I try to keep my pieces small enough for bell jars or plexi boxes. I use an old crock pot that I can cover, unplug and set aside for future use when I am done. I don't have to worry about double boilers, or cleaning pots afterwards that way.


11-13-2000, 03:35 AM
i am planning on devoting my entire next chunk of extra money on buying a startup set of encaustics with tools and such because it just looks so dang cool!!!

i think i'd give up painting all together if it is even half as fun as i imagine http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


11-15-2000, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by sassybird:
One thing I learned is that it attracts dust like crazy...

I was concerned about that... hmmmm... Keep me updated on your experiments!

KM: You too! Keep me updated!!!


11-16-2000, 12:00 AM
There's a WC member named Robert who has posted a painting in the critiques called 'sunflowers' done in oil and wax. I've always thought that wax would be fun to experiment with too. I'd probably have to go to another to even find a book on it... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif