Encaustic Painting – Basic Wax Tools & Techniques

Alexandra Reid, Mixed-Media Artist & Jewellery Designer

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10 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:38
    • 2. Encaustic Origins

      5:43
    • 3. Making Encaustic Medium

      6:20
    • 4. Colouring Medium

      3:52
    • 5. Painting Substrates

      1:51
    • 6. Using Hot Tools

      5:45
    • 7. Fusing Layers

      1:47
    • 8. Class Project

      2:17
    • 9. Caring for Encaustic

      1:13
    • 10. Final Thoughts

      0:58

About This Class

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This class is for everyone, whether you're a beginner or experienced artist.

Love working with mixed-media? Join Alexandra Reid as she helps you to explore the world of creating with hot wax and oil paint, called encaustic painting.

In this class you will receive a quick overview of encaustic painting through the ages, and then on to learning the basic tools and techniques.

Some of the things we will cover in this class:

  • Making your own encaustic medium
  • Colouring your medium with pigments and paints
  • Choosing substrates to paint on
  • Using different 'hot' tools to paint with
  • Fusing your paint layers to build up depth

By the end of this class, you will have learned how paint using an ancient technique in a fun and modern way.

Come and get ready to wax on!

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