May 13, 2015

Wax on Wednesdays! Encaustic and Graphite Monoprinting Fun

 Beautiful monoprints with graphite !

 Broke out a Gelli plate this week . I give a little disclaimer in the video as well, but  the graphite 
might be  a little bit abrasive to the Gelli plate , and it will stain it . I get it pretty clean with dawn and then baby oil , but if trying this project, you may want to appoint a special "Gelli" plate just for 
the graphite , or make your own gelli plate . 
 I have a Japanese maple that has beautiful leaves . Experimenting
with what works best in the printing is half the fun !



Materials I used this week:
"Gerneral's " brand powdered graphite
water
Gelli brand printing plate
local greenery 
water color paper 140lb. 
small  masonite boards I get in bulk  from the craft store 
R and F brand encaustic medium
encaustic gesso
white Shiva paint stick (for a white color layer on board)


Sometimes if you are receiving this post via email the video does not show up. 
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http://www.playswithpaper.blogspot.com
or directly on the Youtube channel by clicking 
HERE

"Encausticology. Creating Imagery  in Encaustic"
Online Workshop begins May 29!
See details on my online workshop page or the Etsy shop

Happy Creating! 
Blessings, 


May 11, 2015

GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!!

I had no real set  plans yesterday ,
so I had decided  that I wanted  to announce the winners of the giveaway
 "encaustically" :))

Little did I know , I was woke up to Miss Reagan's delicious gluten free banana pancakes

2 eggs
pinch of baking powder
banana smooshed 
drop of vanilla 

I wish I had a photograph of them ,
 but I was quickly hurried off to get dressed for my surprise picnic at the park!

We had a delightful time ,
but not enough daylight left to film my "reveal"

so without further adoo,
Woot Woot!
Here are the winners.....




Congratulations to Jackie and Theresa !
Please email me and let me know 
the email address you would like for the workshop Jackie ,
and the mailing address for the 
encaustic kit Theresa :)))

Blessings, and happy Creating!