Friday, May 13, 2016





post cards


i have dabbled in encaustics and like so much about it.

first of all the smell of wax is yummy, the unpredictable 

quality, the soft translucence like looking through a dream.

but sometimes talking out all of the equipment involved,

having a day warm enough to leave the windows open,

and the patience isn't a luxury that is available.  i saw this golden 

video  showing  faux encaustic options.  i used matt soft gel medium 

mixed  with fluid matt medium and a tiny bit of golden quinacradone

nickel azo gold and applied the mixture with a small palate knife, 

there are other recipes that i intend to try in the future.

let me know if you try it.



here is the golden video i watched.





sharing with paint party friday



have a lovely week!




15 comments:

  1. Love what you have made, and that is something I would like to try out when I have more time. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. What sweet journaling Art and amazing encaustic video.
    Happy PPF ❤

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    1. Hello Sirkkis, thanks so much for commenting. I am glad you enjoyed the video!
      ~~ Irene

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  3. What fun. I especially like the second post card:) Best tree in the forest.....

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  4. Irene, I enjoyed your post so much. I have been curious about using encaustic but I'd have to buy all the materials because I don't have any of them. Your faux encaustic paintings are beautiful and I enjoyed the video.

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    1. Faye, I am glad that you found the video helpful. I had the supplies on hand so found it easy to jump right in and try it. There are other faux encaustic formulas that I will try in the future. I'd love to see your experiments.
      ~~ Irene

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  5. great compositions Irene! I have heard of this faux technique but haven't tried it yet. I also have a book on the subject which I haven't gone thru either as it is a fairly recent purchase. Will share on my blog once I get into it:)

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  6. Encaustics sound like a lot of fun, and the results are beautiful. My favorite is the first one, with its juxtaposition of organic and geometric shapes. Blessings!

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  7. Wonderful encaustic creations ~ love it ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  8. I've never tried this faux technique. It looks intriguing.
    Great artwork as always. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Encaustic does sound like a lot of work but I can see how it would be an interesting medium. Very interesting little cards.

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  10. the faux techniques are such fun... I occasionally play with them... love your work this week ... please accept my apologies for being late for PPf visits ... again!!!

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  11. Good show on these post cards. Too much fun being had in southern CA I think! :-)

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