Today I am showcasing some new Scrap FX products with an ancient art technique. (But new to me!)
I created two artistic collages on canvas. One is dark & grungy, as aged as the images I chose.
The other is bright & visually textured.
Both are amazing,
as the encaustic wax technique allows the formation of so many layers
that blend & become suspended in the wax.
Every layer is still visible as the printed rice & tissue paper becomes transparent.
The colours in the collage paper darken & the images become more pronounced.
Even transparencies & chipboard have been immersed in the wax. No glue required!
Art Pastels, Finnabair Matte Waxes also applied between the layers
to define the images, the chipboard & scratch marks.
I was inspired by Kasia Avery of Everything Art.
If interested in this technique here is the link to a free video tutorial
I followed the advice from the tutorial & purchased encaustic ground (gesso) & encaustic medium (bees wax & resin combined)
& a hake (natural fibre) brush. I really enjoyed this technique so will definitely be repeating this process again & again.
Looking at all those collage papers in a different way now. Want them all!!
The Scrap FX products I created with were as follows: