"Kama is located in Montreal and sells just about anything that the encaustic artist needs to make encaustic mediums and paints; a variety of waxes, resins and pigments. They ship across Canada , but I do not know if they will ship internationally.…"
"PS. I should have added that it can be distorted with an iron, set to " no steam" . Tho' I would use an iron that I did not really care about as the chance of getting burnt Tyvek stuck to it is always a possibility! Sandwiching the…"
"Lorraine Glessner used Tyvek in her course at R & F last summer. After tinting( optional) and distorting with a heat gun, it can be incorporated in to an encaustic piece to create texture and dimension with interesting results. It can look…"
"I have been following this thread and am amazed to hear that Paula only uses encaustic medium as her final coat ! Paula, do you use encaustic medium based "paints" in the lower layers? Or do you make your own "paints"…"
"Danielle, You are right on the money about the govt. regs here that protect the agricultural sector. Actually beeswax could not be imported into Chile ( to protect the honey industry) I managed to get some R & F encaustic paints in but they were…"
"Thank you for all this great info...now I will try to track down the MCW here. But at least this is something that I can legally import/bring in my checked luggage next time I go out. I love this site ... always so many amazing tips and…"
"Thanks Mo! This, I could probably import at an outrageous sum but it just might be available here. Is microcrystalline wax used in any "more mainstream" art forms? Chile does not have a lot of sources of non-mainstream art…"
"Wow! The power of the Net ... If you had scrolled down the post just a little further, you would have seen that I also posted the query on that forum too. Its a great source of info for us gringos down here ... but so far no joy as far…"
"So far, the indications are that the damar would not be passed through customs since it is an unprocessed tree sap ... and the risk of bringing in a disease that could affect Chile's agricultural or forest industry is always the first…"
"Sorry, I think that it should be "pancake griddle" ... yes, Josephus, it would be the same thing as we can get in any dept. store in Canada or the US. It isn't easy to source all the goodies that would be "optimal" for…"
"To balance out my request for help, I would like to add that I am finding that a " cut to fit" white ceramic tile fitted into the top of a pancake grill is working very well for me as a palette ... It won't put R & F out of…"
"Need help! Does anyone know if damar resin is available in Argentina or Chile? Probably can't bring it in when I fly in due to exteremely strict agricultural importation laws. Think Oz and NZ times 2 ! If not, same question applies to carnauba…"
"I must be a bit out of it but I had to Google both of the 'artists' that you mentioned. So now I see what you mean, but shouldn't we lay the 'blame' at the feet of the consumers rather than the guy who has found a style that…"
"Muted, representational, planned
Credit Card ... Of course to buy supplies ... But more often to apply paint ... A great tool!
Reading incessantly about design and techniques, and then going ahead and doing my own thing anyway!
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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).