Surf’s Up

This little piece was inspired by the wonderful Norfolk coastline. I used superior grade encaustic beeswax and damar resin medium (sourced and imported from the US), as well as resin pigment inks and encaustic paints. The wave effect was produced using a thin application of imported shellac which was then heated to produce the delicate … More Surf’s Up

Encaustic on paper

I’ve been fiddling about recently with encaustic wax paint, doing a million tests on different types of paper.  From the really thick and quite expensive heavy-duty mixed media papers to plain old cartridge paper, or printer paper.  I haven’t tried Japanese papers yet – that’s on the shopping list. From my tests, the cartridge paper … More Encaustic on paper

Encaustic experiments

I recently obtained a small sample kit which included the encaustic stylus /mini-iron tool and two other brush heads, plus three very tiny blocks of encaustic wax colours (red, blue and yellow – no white, which would have been helpful). The kit included a postcard sized sample of ‘encaustic’ card, which is basically the same … More Encaustic experiments