One very cool thing with encaustic is doing collage on paper. We did a group collage in which every student made one horizontal collage piece, and then we assembled them as a hanging scroll. Here is Daniella Woolf and Wen Redmond (do check her out!!) assembling the scroll:
Here is the first stage of a self-portrait I did, as I am in the midst of my online class "Exploring the Self-Portrait". I drew directly onto the wax (encaustic medium over paper laminated to a plywood panel) with china marker:
I was not too thrilled with the mouth, so after scraping it off, I applied a coat of white encaustic paint mixed with a lot of medium over the whole thing. then I cut out another mouth from one of my sketchbook drawings, and applied it with medium. I added a few more details in graphite, and built up color and a bit of collage on either side of the face.
Here are a couple other photos from the workshop:
Another 8"x8" panel, "Ink and O's"
This untitled piece is on a panel coated with plaster.
This piece has many layers of wax as well as encaustic collage:
Shino is a kind of traditional Japanese ceramic glaze, some beautiful examples of which I found here. The Alizarin Orange coming through the white wax reminded me of this glaze:
"Cruciform with Rust"
"Red Square 2"
"Red Square 1"
My work space
R&F Paints provided a vast array of encaustic paints and medium.
I am so grateful to North Country Studio Workshops for granting me a scholarship to take this fabulous, life-changing workshop!! I know it will enrich my work, and I hope it will enrich my teaching. I am also grateful to Daniella Woolf for being so generous with her knowledge and resources. She has two fabulous instructional DVD's available, which you can purchase here.