Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Here is the actual class description:
This innovative class addresses the techniques of rusting on paper, fabric and directly onto the encaustic surface. We will also burn paper, fabric, and occasionally our substrates with a variety of tools, such as incense, torches, wood burning tools, and more. Rusting works beautifully on encaustic medium and encaustic paint. We will also experiment with rusted and burned paper and fabric as collage elements. To see more visit our Pinterest board on Rust and Burn.
Prerequisite: Encaustic Basics
Wax Works West Studio
133 Hames Road
The workshop is $135, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and we supply everything, except lunch. Register at Wax Works West
Friday, April 05, 2013
This workshop is for those of you who journal, are inspired by words, text, letters, typography, or simply want to expand your visual vocabulary!
|concealed language Strata 1, 12 x 12, encaustic on panel|
|We'll be using my favorite tool-the hot stylus pen to write text.|
|India Ink is a marvelous tool on the wax-draw it, brush it, stamp it, etch it.|
|Transferring text and writing directly onto the surface, stamping into the surface,and using oil paint or alcohol ink.|
|Painting wax onto the surface using sencils, and scraping them flush to the surface.|
|Stamping paper letters and collaging them onto the surface.|
|Embedding chip board letters in dry wall mud, allowing it to dry, then painting encaustic medium over the sanded mud.|
|Wall in Turkey-text stencil|
|word stencil from Stencil Girl|
Here are a few of the Stencils we'll be using, from Stencil Girl Products
And we'll talk about apps on the iPad with text
|Away With Words|
Friday, March 22, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I visited CODEX with my dear friends from Australia, Angela and Anthea, for the first time on Monday. We were over the top thrilled-the show was super inspiring. I want to point out several of the artists there that really wowed me.
At the very first table, under the press' name, Heavenly Monkey, an artist by the name of Claudia Cohen was showing a collaborative book, Cutting Paper. If I saw only this work, it would have been worth the drive. The book absolutely took my breath away.
Down this same first isle, was Studio SMLk. An artist by the name of Sammy showed me her 3D books that were articulated like precious jewelry. Her vision, concept and craftsmanship were superb.
Next, the work of Diane Jacobs, a Portland artist, whom I know through the late poet, Kathleen Flowers. Diane is mega talented in several directions.
And last, but certainly not least, The Seager Grey Gallery, showing a variety of artists, with our home girl, Jodi Alexander. I am especially a fan of Lisa Kokin's work, which shows talent, humor, intellect and impeccable execution. If you can go, today is the last day!