Jun 21, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays From Fluid to Texture !

Lots of fun this weekend at the live "Intro to Encaustic" workshop at Plaza Art Cincinnati Kenwood center ! 
 We always get so busy in the workshops that I forget to get my camera out !
 I managed to remember a couple times and get a few shots in at least. I thought I had more but it may be on my other camera . If so I will post them in next weeks post. 


some  walnut ink warm ups
 Lots of fun fluid painting ! 

We had a full day of encaustic exploration and fun . 

So much fun with this group ! 

If you are looking to dive in to exploring the world of encaustic art or seeking to expand your technique library 
"ENCAUSTICOLOGY 101" 
begins on Sept 21 and Early Bird registration is on sale now through June 30 . 
Click 
for details and to register for the early bird sale price. 

 Just some of this weeks fluid painting  work. I will be posting much more about this in a surprise for you on Friday ! 

 Have been exploring lots of different methods and having so much fun with finding my own way through fluid painting in both encaustic and acrylic mediums , and  will have a special acrylic fluid painting video for you on Friday"s post stay tuned ! 

 This week started out to be an encaustic  fluid painting project and turned in to a piece with some really cool texture and dimension. 
 Wax on Wednesdays Project Group on FB opened June 7 ! 
If you would like to join us at any time click  
for details and registration while it is still on sale for just 24.99 price for a year subscription ! 


This weeks supplies I used :

 



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Blessings and Happy Creating !
Shari 

Jun 7, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays Encaustic Pour Fluid Painting Fun !

This is an acrylic pour that Miss Reagan did over the weekend. 
Look at all of the gorgeous cells ! There is a little video of it taking shape on Instagram. 
I was both honored and excited to be asked to write the technique article for the Spring issue of "Encaustic Arts Magazine" out June 1st. The subscription for this issue is just 2.99 and it is an online magazine that features encaustic artists from around the globe all with their own individual approach to the encaustic art form . A truly mesmerizing magazine if you love encaustic. Eye candy from cover to cover ! 
Here is a link for the Spring issue 


This week I decided to do more fun pours with encaustic.  There are so many different ways to approach both an encaustic and an acrylic pour . I feel like I could study both approaches for years which is quite exciting to me. I used my own hand made encaustic paints for this project but any brand will do just fine. 



 Supplies I used this week : 

Some of the following links are affiliate links where I may receive a few cents back if you purchase them from Amazon using the links below . I am using it both as an easy way for you to find the products( or at least see what they look like :)  and hopefully a way to continue to bring you weekly videos with new techniques and products :) 




Wax on Wednesdays Project Group opens today !
If you would like details for the group here is a link to the registration page on my website:

This group will feature :
1 extra Wax on Wednesday video per month just for subscribers (not published on Youtube )
Giveaways each month for some fun supplies I use in the videos
Project sharing and posting for Wax on Wednesdays community group
Q and As for each weeks project ! 
Fun community for sharing and encaustic fun :)
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Blessings to you, 
Shari 

May 31, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays Moving the Wax with Shellac , and New Wax on Wednesday Project Group !

 I have been continuing to explore different methods of the acrylic pouring . This one was a large 24x24 canvas . Hopefully I will get a progress video up for you in the next couple of weeks. I am thinking of posting the acrylic pours on a different day preserving Wednesdays for wax only :)

detail shot of a large acrylic pour. 



This week one of my favorite encaustic techniques , 
"Shellac Burn" !
The use of shellac in encaustic is a huge part of my studio work. The lovely way that it moves the wax creating pigmented cells and veins throughout the piece that can be further built upon with layers of pigment. Each piece becomes a new adventure that delights, and amazes me to see what forms the shellac will bring to the painting. 


This month in the spring issue of "Encaustic Arts Magazine " features many wonderful encaustic artists that have beautiful results with encaustic and shellac . I had the privilege and honor of writing a technique article in this issue and it comes out tomorrow June 1st. I believe the online price for the magazine is just 2.99 which is amazing because it is such a beautiful publication. I am providing a link for it here :


The spring edition will be available tomorrow June 1st :)

Exciting NEWS ! WooT Woot ! 
New Wax on Wednesdays Project Group !

  I have been working on providing a community group for Wax on Wednesdays ! 
This is going to be in the format of a Private Facebook group that can only be viewed with subscription. Here is what you will get if you join the WOW group !

- One bonus Wax on Wednesdays technique video per month that will only ever be available to the WOW group. This video will be more in my workshop format than the quicker Youtube videos where I can describe a little bit more in depth what I am doing and how I am doing it . That is 12 bonus project videos per year exclusive to the WOW group only ! 

-All of the regular Wax on Wednesdays videos will also be posted in the group so that you can go on and ask more in depth questions about that weeks project. 

-Post and share your own photos of your Wax on Wednesdays project with me and the group! 

-Giveaways exclusive to the group of awesome fun supplies I am using that month !

Behind the scenes studio shots and videos throughout the year. 

-Warm friendly sharing community for  encaustic at any level that you are at in your practice beginner or advanced. 

This is a way that I can share more with you and answer more of your questions on each weeks project, and also provide more detailed content with a  bonus project each month! I have been working on developing this for sometime and trying to find the right format. I have decided that Facebook has the easiest interactive format that most people are familiar with using. 

The introductory subscription sale price is only 24.99 for the entire year!!
  Your annual subscription will begin when you sign up  
The 24.99  annual subscription price will last through  July 1st 2017 only. 
This is a special introductory sale for the group . 


The group will open on June 7 , 2017! 
I am so excited to be able to begin this encaustic journey with you ! 

If you would like to join the "WOW" group for the just 24.99 introductory price 
Here is the Pay pal button to register . This is a one time payment for a one year subscription to the group. When your yearly subscription is up you will receive an email invitation to renew your subscription of another year :)

1 year subscription introductory sale through July 1st 2017
24.99
You will receive a welcome letter within 24 hours and an invitation to join the group on June 7 . 

Supplies I used this week 
Some of the following links are affiliate links where I may receive a few cents back if you purchase them from Amazon using the links below . I am using it both as an easy way for you to find the products( or at least see what they look like :)  and hopefully a way to continue to bring you weekly videos with new techniques and products :) 






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Blessings to you, and Happy Creating ! 
~Shari 





May 24, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays A Big Change Up This Week !


 A big changing it up this week ! 
I was initially  drawn to the
 "acrylic pour "
 process because it had such a resemblance in appearance to an "encaustic pour", and " encaustic shellac burn". 
After working with it for a bit , I found that it has the same wonderful characteristic excitement that I love in an abstract process , which is 
"Wow , what will happen next !" 
This excitement is what keeps me coming into the studio each day . 

I decided to share the full process with you on Wax on Wednesdays this week ( even though there is no wax ) . I hope you enjoy the little change and the much longer video for this week . I am not sure if I will keep it permanently up in the Wax on Wednesdays archives or not yet . But it is yours to have fun with and share for at least this month :) 


The second piece pictured below was one I did with the left over paint from the first pour. Exact same colors ,just moved a different way . 

Supplies I used this week : 
Some of the following links are affiliate links where I may receive a few cents back if you purchase them from Amazon using the links below . I am using it both as an easy way for you to find the products( or at least see what they look like :)  and hopefully a way to continue to bring you weekly videos with new techniques and products :) 











If you would like to watch the video directly on the Youtube channel click 





Join me for a full day of  encaustic techniques ! 
I will be teaching a live full day encaustic workshop on June 17 at
 Plaza Art 
Cincinnati Ohio Kenwood center 
To see the full details for this workshop and register click 
HERE 



May 17, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays ! Shellac Burn Vs. a Pour

First off , super excited to share this with you ! 

I was  very honored to have been asked a while back to write a shellac technique article for 

                                         
                                                                 for the Spring 2017 issue ! 
This magazine features wonderful articles on encaustic artists from all over with such a huge diversity of techniques and approaches to the art of encaustic . Each issue is a fascinating read cover to cover for those working in, or interested in, the field of encaustic art.  
 You can see the details and a list of the wonderful encaustic artists featured in this issue 
The magazine comes out on June 1st , 2017. 

This week I thought I would do a little side by side comparison study play on Encaustic Pour vs. a shellac burn. Both techniques move the wax in such magical ways providing a freedom of movement and explosion of color. 


Supplies I used this week :







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Blessings to you , and happy Creating !
Shari 

May 10, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays Let's Try It Study with Masking Fluid



This week for Wax on Wednesdays a little technique study with Masking fluid ! 
I fell in love with the fine tip applicator on the masking fluid and saw a wonderful opportunity for some fine line abstract mark making and adding wonderful contrast . Usually before I begin a formal painting with a new tool , medium, etc I will try it out in lots of different ways to see what works and what doesn't. 
I tried the masking fluid on several different papers with both Pan Pastels and R and F oil paint sticks as pigments . I also experimented with removing the masking fluid both before and after the papers had been waxed with encaustic medium. 






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List of Supplies I used this week : 

Some of the following links are affiliate links where I may receive a few cents back if you purchase them from Amazon using the links below . I am using it both as an easy way for you to find the products( or at least see what they look like :)  and hopefully a way to continue to bring you weekly videos with new techniques and products :) 

                                        
                     ( fine line is the fluid I used in the video)
                                           
                                        

If you enjoyed this weeks video and want to learn more of the wonders of encaustic and paper , join me for 
"Encausticology Paper Journey "
 online workshop ! 
You can register here or in the 
This is a self paced workshop with no time limits or expiration dates ! over 12 hours of projects including how to create your own encaustic paints. 

Join me for a live encaustic workshop ?
I will be teaching a full fun day of encaustic on June 17 at Plaza Art Kenwood location 
in Cincinnati Ohio .
For details and to register click 
or email me at shari.replogle5@gmail.com

 
Blessings,
Shari 

May 3, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays Enhancing Rice Paper Paintings with Stencil Girl Stencils and Pan Pastels

I am back from Artiscape Artist Gathering 2017 !
What a wild and fun weekend this was .
It went by so quickly like a flash .
I had 3 workshops and 2 shows.
The following photos are from the Friday workshop "Our House " encaustic sculpture and journal workshop .  I will be posting the other 2 workshops next Wednesday.
In this workshop we created encaustic sculptures and tiny journals filled with our encaustic mono types that we did both on the hot plate and on the Gel Press plates with R and F paint sticks .
 Each and every one turned out so special and amazing !
 These ladies went right to work on creating encaustic wonders.














Some of the yummy prints that were pulled from the Gel Press Plate and then waxed on the heated surface !





What a super group of artistic souls  this was ! My favorite and most exciting part is watching what emerges from everyones creative hands . 

Wax on Wednesdays !

This week for Wax on Wednesdays I did some painting directly on the heated palette with R and F encaustic medium and some of my handcrafted encaustic paints I make in the studio. 
I love adding abstract marks and interesting elements to the composition and found the perfect opportunity for this with some Stencil Girl Stencils in all sorts of wonderful abstract patterns. Mary Beth of Stencil Girl happened to be next to me at the market show at Artiscape and I discovered that the stencils come in all sorts of wonderful abstract patterns , I could easily get addicted now ! 
This week I added them with Pan Pastels , and india inks . I loved the way I was able to incorporate the stencils and then blend them back out as much as I wanted with the Pan Pastels adding additional layers to the painting . 
Once I was finished , I laid them back on the heated palette to give them a final fuse. 

Supplies I used this week :
Some of the following links are affiliate links where I may receive a few cents back if you purchase them from Amazon. I am using it both as an easy way for you to find the products( or at least see what they look like )  and hopefully a way to continue to bring you weekly videos with new techniques and products :) 


this kit has the sepia, but not the "copper plate "
plus it was just a good price for 12 of them :) 


                                                                                                                     
                                              this or this    

Stencil girl Stencils; stencilgirlproducts.com
"organic roots "3

"circles circles"





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My next live workshop will be June 17 at Plaza Art in Cincinnati Kenwood location. You can see the details and register for the workshop 

Blessings to you ,
Shari