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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Alcohol Inks and Encaustic Wax Artwork

Just a quick post to show you what I've been up to lately. I've been really enjoying experimenting with alcohol inks and encauastic wax.

I've used alcohol inks a fair bit in the past, mainly with polymer clay, but this is the first time I've used them for 'painting'. I love the unknown and unexpectedness of the inks; you never know quite how a painting's  going to turn out. And the vividness of the colours makes it lots of fun too! This is a piece I've just listed on Etsy:

Encaustic wax is something I've been wanting to try for a couple of years. When I was in Darwin 7 years ago I watched an artist at the market create wonderful Australian landscapes with encaustic wax (I bought one of course!) and thought it was something I'd love to try one day. Well, now I have... These are some of my Etsy listings:

And did I share my photo transfers with you? Here are two of my most popular:

Hope you like! What have you been trying out lately?