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.
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.
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.
Have a wonderful evening,