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jenniferlepore
01-13-2010, 03:15 PM
In Encaustic Techniques, Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch demonstrates the basics of encaustic painting as well as how to use encaustic for image transfer and shellac burn. From explanation and demonstration of materials, to instruction on specific techniques, Patricia proves that anyone can easily get started with encaustics and have fun along the way!

In this preview from the video, Patricia demonstrates a pigmented clear shellac burn.

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jenniferlepore
01-13-2010, 03:16 PM
Safety tips for working with encaustics:
Make sure hair and extra clothing is out of the way.
Get anything combustible out of your work area.
Work in a room with cross ventilation, keeping both windows open, with a box fan in the window closest to the working surface, point out to draw the air off the surface and out of the studio.
Keep two fully-charged fire extinguishers on hand at all times, as well as a burn kit.
When working with shellac, mop up any excess with a paper towel, and remove the soiled paper towel from the working area.

For more safety tips for working with encaustic, visit http://www.rfpaints.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53:getting-started&catid=38:instruction&Itemid=244