Wednesday, 22 July 2015

encaustic and shellac burn

time for a little experimenting and playing with my blowtorch

i started off with 10 layers of wax
some dripping and splatters
a bit of scrapping
and then a lot of melting!!
the blowtorch can change a whole painting in just a few seconds 
i found some iridescent paint and add it to the middle of the canvas
hit it with the torch to set it in the wax
used masking tape to resist the next layer of white wax
once I remove the tape i painted the rest with shellac
and hit it again with the torch
which created a lovely crackle effect
i can't wait to try some more experimenting!!

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