"a few announcements of what's going on so far this year in my life
I was invited to do a presentation at encaustiCon 2013 which is going to be held in Santa Fe. The title of my presentation is A Cultural Journey with Mother Nature. I'll…"
"I wish I could help but I don't know how much business the suppliers want to do abroad. You should check with your local customs regulator. I've bought from Kama pigments before but I don't remember seeing any wax or damar that they…"
"I got a surprise email from Joanne Mattera yesterday about the conference. She asked if I'd like a scholarship for next years conference. I was going to sign up on Friday to get the early bird special but you can't beat free. So thanks to…"
"Are you talking about the frame that doesn't have any wax on it? If so, I usually put clear varnish on the sides and the back of the panel. That's just to keep moisture out of the wood and prevent it from warping."
"She said as long as air and moisture are in contact the rusting it's going to continue.
I've been using rust in my work for years. They're sealed with medium and they seem to be holding up without any further rusting."
"She didn't use any woodburning tools. She heated up the metal with a blowtorch and placed it on paper. She had a variety of metal objects that she uses to brand from scrap metal to nuts and bolts. This was all done outside since it produces a…"
"Dianna, thanks for putting a summary together.
Mo, when Lorraine Glessner was doing the branding demo I got chills so that is going into my work. I'm also getting chills today with the current piece I'm working on.…"
"Lorraine Glessner does fly fast when she's talking as I found out in her workshop. Her demo was very basic but during her workshop she did some branding that I've been experimenting with. That made the whole workshop worth taking."
"I've been hoping Mo would talk about her experience in the states but she hasn't. Maybe it's due to all the teaching engagements she's doing. I for one had a good time and there was a lot to be ingested.
I've had this one…"
Michael - I understand you took an encaustic workshop in Tucson. I've taken one here too (because I live here). Whom did you take it with? Encaustics are really big now. Yours are showing some good work!
Michael.. yes I asked the gallery for some photos and they are going to send me some. They sold one of my paintings already....good 'eh!
And did you see they used one of my pics for the poster(with three other artists too)
I watched the DW dvd this week and it is fab, she seems like a bit of a charachter...how lucky you are to get to go to her workshop.
She has work in that conrad wilde red dot event too, as well as Sandi Miot and Shawna Moore.
You can go online and see all the work that is for sale in the show, I added a link in the encaustic group. I think its in my weekly blog.
Have a good weekend Michael.
Just a little welcome to all our new members of Encaustic art group and a re-hello to old members.
How are you all going with your encaustic journey.Let em know what is going on with your work. I am happy to answer any questions on waxing or to debate anything with you.
If you have found any encaustic artists that you would like to share with us all that would also be fab.
I am really keen to see members work and really get this group going a bit more. Tell me what you want to see in here. Or any new ideas that would be good for our group, which is now topping 127 members.
Hoo Roo(aussie goodbye)
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).