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Two new mixed media encaustic collages

Two new mixed media encaustic collages

Hi there lovely creative souls,

Today I’m back with two new mixed media encaustic collages. I have also a surprise for you!

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Now, going back to my collages, I would like to share with you a short step-by-step of how I did them. Enjoy! 🙂

No. 1 Blue mood

I started working on a 6 x 6 inches wood panel on which I pasted a piece of watercolour paper to make the surface more absorbent and take the layers of wax better . While my homemade clear encaustic medium was melting I warmed up my panel using my heating tool and the I applied several layers of wax, turning my panel after each application. I also embedded in the wax three pieces of cotton cord. When the panel was coated completely I fused the layers using my heat gun. When the wax cooled down I applied in the same way 2 coats of white encaustic medium and fused everything again again. On one side of the panel I dry brushed white encaustic to achieve the lovely texture you can see on the left.


Next, I cut two pieces of corrugated cardboard, coated them with Finnabair black gesso and then painted them using Finnabair rust paste and her art alchemy acrylic paints in Light Patina.


I glued the two pieces together and then embedded everything in wax.


To paint my collage I used Prima Marketing oil pastels, Sennelier soft pastels and PanPastel artist pastels. After each layer of colour I fused everything using my heating tool to allow the wax to fully absorb the media. As a final touch I added a few gold and red accents.

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No.2 Misty morning

For this second panel I wanted a softer, more romantic look. I primed my panel this time with a thick coat of plaster and left it over night to dry completely. Next morning I doodled a bit and made some scratches on the plaster using a graphite pencil and then stained it here and there by rubbing in some graphite powder. I warmed up my panel and then applied few layers of clear wax medium. When the wax cooled down but still a bit warm I transferred the lovely meadow image I found in a magazine. I covered the transfer with a layer of wax and fused.

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I added colour to the panel using Sennelier soft pastels and PanPastel artist pastels and fused the wax again.


I stamped the little bird with black Versamark ink on a piece of white tissue paper and collaged it on the panel along with two feathers using clear wax medium and fused everything together. I rubbed some more graphite powder to create the ground and to frame the panel and fused again.


Hope you enjoyed today’s project and thank you so much for stopping by. Don’t forget to check out my Online Workshop. You can watch a video trailer HERE.

Have a wonderful evening,

Much love,

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  1. Sanda, love both the panels, they evoke totally different feelings !! love the gold and Red accents in the first and the second with the lovely image and bird is so soft and dreamy !! I love the soft sunlight like effect in the second ………never tried encaustic but looking at these I want to 🙂

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  2. These are gorgeous canvases. The details are amazing. So inspirational

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  3. wow, I just LOVE this!!!! so fascinating to read your process!!! hugs, patty

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  4. Many thanks Patty, so happy you liked them! <3 xoxo

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  5. Such deliciousness, Sandra – truly beautiful!

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  6. Gorgeous, I love them! Thanks for sharing your process!

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  7. Absolutely ,positively gorgeous!! I adore the textures and colors and cohesiveness you achieved in these canvases!! Sanda, I would so love to come play art with you! “)
    Exquisite~both pieces of art!! xx

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  8. What a treat! Must set aside time to pull out my encaustics and play!

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