Jul 29, 2015

Wax on Wednesdays! Last in the Embedding Series

The last installment of the "embedding " series for "Wax on Wednesdays!" is a very common inexpensive element that can lend itself in soooo many ways and shapes  to create a sculpture in the wax !
Foam Core Board!

 There are so many directions you could take using this  material!
 I chose a shape and colors that reminded me of things from the sea 
( since I just had the pleasure of seeing it :)

The Pan Pastel colors  can be layered so beautifully with encaustic wax, and their depth of color paired with the crystals , gives this  piece  a luminosity that is just beautiful .  

Here is the list of supplies I used this week :
R and F encaustic medium (tinted white)
4x4x2" cradled wood panel
foam core board cut into strips
Pan Pastels
foam make up type sponges
heat gun
natural crystals
Sennelier Oil Stick burnt sienna

Sometimes when you receive the post via email , the video does not show up in the post. To view directly on the Youtube channel click 

There are now over 42 videos for you to enjoy on the Youtube channel!
Helpful Youtube tips :)
 If you would like to be notified whenever a new video is posted , click on the red subscribe button on the channel,  click on the little gear to the right of the subscribe button and select "email for new uploads". This will just let you know whenever a new video is posted on any channel you choose. You can do this for each individual channel you subscribe to on Youtube, and choose individually whether you would like to be notified when new videos are posted ,or just have them in your feed when you view youtube . 

Sale Note :
My apologies to anyone on Pacific time last night that attempted to purchase a workshop on Etsy with their sale code. I thought I had it set so that it would go through midnight your time , and apparently it expired at midnight Eastern time. I had a couple of people alert me to this , and so I have extended the sale through today for anyone who missed it. This will be the only sale until December on all of the workshops and tutorials so  
Happy Creating !!

Blessings to you, 

Jul 15, 2015

Wax on Wednesdays Encaustic Mosaic Fun!!

 Happy Wax on Wednesdays to you!

This week July's encaustic embedding month continues with some
 beautiful broken china shards.

 As you probably already know , I have taught the broken china jewelry classes for 14 years now , woot! 
So, I have a "little" stash of these around  :) . I keep these extra little ones in a bucket because the patterns are just so pretty and they are perfect for small mosaics. 
 My Supplies I used this week are:
6x6x2" cradle board
R and F encaustic medium
white tinted encaustic medium
burnt sienna oil stick
Pan Pastels
clay scraper
heat gun 
vintage broken china shards 

Sometimes if you receive this post via email , you can't see the video.
To view the video directly on the Youtube channel 

Have you been wanting to enhance your photographic art, or 
begin, or further your techniques in encaustic ?

Encausticology Image Exploration
Online Workshop has a whole world
of adventure, techniques, and artistic fun awaiting your fingertips!
Sale on All Online Workshops!
The sale on the workshops runs from July 13 -28! 
To receive the discount, either enter the coupon code:
CREATINGFRIENDS20 at checkout in the Etsy shop
If you prefer to purchase them here on the site , I will send you a refund for the
20% back through Pay Pal. 

Blessings to you,

Jul 14, 2015

WOOT Its a Big Birthday SALE! ..and a Sneak Peek

Its Here!
I have 2 overall sales a year on workshops and here it is. 

The coupon code is:
You can enter the coupon code on the Etsy checkout to receive your discount,
or I will send back your   20%  refund via PayPal if you would like to purchase them here on the site. 
There are 8 workshops and 2 EBooks to choose from now:

4 Metal working workshops

How to Create Beautiful Broken China Jewelry
Solder and Spice !
Birds Of a Feather Solder Together!
How to Create Beautiful Boho Style Etched Bullet Jewelry (EBook)

And Encaustic and Mixed Media Workshops

"Encausticology" Image Exploration
Encaustic and Metal Journal Let the Journey Begin
Encaustic Art To Wear
ENcaustic Mini Mask Assemblages
FLy Mixed Media Assemblage Journal Exploration (Lots of metal work in this one !)
Rainy Day Doll Tutorial (Paper Mache and Encaustic )

You have each workshop as long as you like after purchase. No rushing , no worries . And, me via email to answer any questions you may have no time limits :)

What's Happening tomorrow ?
 Here is a sneak peek ....

 Always feel free to shoot me an email at any time if you have  questions about any of the workshops

See you tomorrow! 


Jul 8, 2015

Wax on Wednesdays Encaustic Painting Embedding For Shape, Texture, Form ...

This week I am posting the video directly from the Youtube channel to the blog, so we will see how this goes!  I am a little more weary of experimenting with technology, but constantly try and force myself to keep up with these new buttons and gadgets that are available out there :)

Continuing the encaustic embedding theme this month with some fun shapes and textures. 
There are so many ways you can go with just these 2  elements ( string or twine, and old magazines)  and embedding them into the encaustic surface . I am showing one fun way, but I can feel  a whole series brewing with these fun items! 

Here is the supplies I used this week:
4x4x2" unprimed cradle board
painters tape to mask off sides
vintage magazine cuttings
R and F encaustic medium
Burnt sienna and black Sennelier oil paint sticks
heat gun (Wagner)
clay tools and scraper

Sometimes when you receive the post via email, the video does not show up. To view the video directly

on the Youtube channel, click


Have you joined our fun creating  Youtube channel community yet? You can subscribe directly to the Youtube channel , and get notified whenever a new video is posted. You can also comment , or ask me a question right under each video. There are 40 creating videos now to enjoy !

Blessings , and Happy Creating!

Jul 1, 2015

Wax on Wednesdays! for July 2015 "Embedding the Unexpected !"

This month I thought it would be super fun to 
"Embedding the Unexpected!" 
Wax on Wednesdays! on the Youtube Channel 
I began with a 4x4x2" cradle board

The embedding item this week is 
"cotton punis"
These are used in charkha, spinning, spun cotton ornaments etc. 
Cotton roving can also be used with  similar  results. 
This cotton takes the wax in beautifully , and can be lightly sculpted as it cools, which can create really beautiful effects!

The Supplies I used this week are :
cradle board 4x4x2"
R and F encaustic medium
Sennelier and Windsor Newton Oil Sticks and Bars
Clay tools
Palette knife
cotton punis 
baby wipes

Sometimes when you receive the post via email , the video does not show up. To view the video directly on the Youtube channel click

I have had a few questions regarding the Youtube channel . One of them is ,
"How do I get an email to let me know a new "Wax on Wednesdays!" video  has been posted?"

To get notification from Youtube to let you know there is a brand new video on any of your subscribed channels, follow these easy steps:

-on Youtube go to "My Subscriptions".
-Click on "manage subscriptions"
-Click on the little gear emblem next to the channel for which you want to receive notification if there is a new video.
-Click on "send me updates"

This will allow you to receive an email only when this channel posts a new video. 

Hope that helps!

Blessings to you,

Jun 25, 2015

All New Wax on Wednesdays Video!

 All new "Wax on Wednesdays!" video this week. 
I began this small work with the intention of exploring mark making with inks, graphite, and oil sticks in the wax . 
I started with a 4x4 x2" cradle board.
I also wanted to experiment with adding some graphite powder to the encaustic gesso and see what would come of it. 
After the gesso mixture dried on the panel, the more I sanded it, the more I loved how the graphite darkened in some places , and showed the brush texture. I purposely used the stiffest ,scratchiest , oldest brush , ( that I had not yet ruined) that I could find anticipating that I would enjoy any texture it gave with the graphite gesso mix. 

The Supplies I Used This Week:
4x4x2" unprimed wood cradle board
R and F encasutic gesso
graphite powder
graphite crayon
clay tools
clay scraper
oil paint stick white
india inks : white, black, red
baby wipes

Sometimes if you receive this post via email the video does not show up. If you would like to see this weeks video please click on the link 
to take you directly to the Youtube channel . 
There are now just under 800 subscribers WOOT ! 
I am so glad you are enjoying the videos!
If you love wax , and mixed media art,  please check out the channel and subscribe ! 
You can also comment, or ask me questions about any of the videos in the comment section under each video.


Jun 20, 2015

Come Join In the Photo Encaustic Fun!

June has just flown by , without a post!
Encausticology workshop
 is now in full swing
 and you can join in the creating at any time. 

 This workshop has 27 videos (over 7 hours) of encaustic image exploration fun. 
transferring imagery (multiple methods)
adding imagery 
color techniques
texture techniques
layering imagery 
photo encaustic


 exploring, experimenting , creating ...

Being bold, getting messy , 

making art.