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Step by step – painting a miniature dolls house art in wax :: Posted by: Hazel on July 21st, 2016

Step by step – painting a miniature dolls house painting using encaustic wax and heat tools.

Miniature Art In Wax

I thought it might be interesting to show how I painted this miniature dolls house piece of art.
This painting is of a miniature flower pot and shows the stages of the painting.

I am painting using a specialist heat tool called an encaustic stylus. Which I use to melt the encaustic wax and paint and blend with. The papers I am using as a support for this and the other miniatures shown in this post have an abstract design with a distressed styles, it is a Matt paper / card stock from a local craft supplier, the encaustic card I normally paint on is a gloss surface which allows the wax to move more freely. This Matt surface is a porous surface and when the wax is painted on it stays on, it can tricky working so small on this type of support as there is little room for error !!

Miniature Art In Wax- Painting a flower pot

  • Using one of my smaller nibs on the heated painting stylus, I start by cutting my card or paper support to size, in this case 2 x 1.5 inches
  • I used a mixture of brown, bronze and gold to paint the flower pot.
  • Adding some grass to the bottom of the pot.
  • Next using a mixture of purple and silver wax I paint the tiny lavender.
  • Red poppies are added and then a variety of colours used to create an abundance of tiny bedding plants which I like to think of as in the style of busy lizzy flowers
  • Once finished the wax has a light polish with a soft cloth and I have backed this painting onto card stock to give a little more support to the painting.

dolls house art

More Miniature Art In Wax on patterned papers

The paintings have a great texture and the wax paint has a lovely sheen which off set with the patterned paper background has a very striking effect.

These miniatures would be great in a modern dolls house or contemporary miniature setting.

art in wax dolls house art

Some of these paints may still be available for sale please contact me for more information on buying Art in wax

Please note Art In Wax is for collectors and not a toy and not suitable for children.

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Art In Wax by Southend based artist Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on July 21st, 2016

Painting onto a different type of Card

Recently I have been working painting with my encaustic wax on some patterned papers I bought from a local craft shop and they have a very different effect so I thought I would show some here today.

These design papers have an abstract print in what, I feel are rustic / distressed / shabby paper chic style. They are a 200gsm Matt paper support, unlike the encaustic card I mostly paint on which is a gloss. The gloss card allows the wax to move and flow, it allows for blending on the support. The Matt surface is porous so when the wax is on its on !! I blend colours before applying more and a little by reheating the wax once in place. It gives an interesting effect and the wax has a great contrast in texture to the paper background.

I have painted these three pictures : Red Poppies : Purple and red poppies : Flower pot in this style recently and as you can see the results are modern style pieces of wall art. Each of these paintings are 6 inches wide, and different heights I have cropped the photos for this blog post but they are for sale and I can send more information on sizes and if you would like them mounted or not. Please contact me for more details on how to buy Art in Wax.

I have also painted some miniatures in this way using tiny pieces of these patterned paper. And in the next blog post I will show photos of me painting in miniature in this way.

Encaustic art

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Miniature Dolls Houses Displaying Art In Wax :: Posted by: Hazel on July 9th, 2016

Miniature Art In Wax in Situ

Miniature Properties and Dolls House Displaying Art In Wax

Firstly I would like to thank all the people who have very kindly sent me photos of their miniature properties with Art In Wax on display.

Your Dolls Houses and Miniature Properties make Art In Wax look great.
Thank you – Hazel

This project has been great fun, and I really appreciate everyone for their support. I love seeing where my art ends up and often people have sent me pictures of their dolls houses where my miniature art is now at home.

As you can see below there is a vast array of different miniature properties with Art In Wax on display, from cottages to boutiques and feature rooms to a modern beach house …. and even a cafe too.

The owners of these properties have given me permission to show them, the work that has gone into these properties is amazing, these are truly great miniaturists in my opinion, with such care attention to detail and the way they have created and decorated their properties.

Sandra’s room themed “Out of Africa” has a sunset with giraffe painting featuring as part of this wonderful room set.

Rebecca’s miniature property in Malta has two piece of Art In Wax, this was a special commission to paint dresses for her stunning “Miss Leah’s Boutique”

Madaleine’s dolls house “Oak Cottage” has two landscapes in her lovely lounge a bluebell wood and a country cottage landscape which I believe she made the frames for especially.

Anne’s Shell Cottage Cafe bar has two handpainted signed on the front and side as you can see from this exterior picture of her wonderful miniature property.

Dolls Houses

Madaleine has a flat built over her “Lils” shop miniature property which has a tiny piece of Art In Wax, a lavender landscape.

Michelle modern bedroom with a lovely purple colour scheme has one of my night / sunset silhouette style landscape paintings over the bed.

Dawn not only has one of my own favourite pictures, a Teal Poppy painting, but also a seascape in our sitting room together with also a couple of my ink sketches (bottom left) in her wonderful dolls houses.

Michelle also commissioned me to paint the piece of art, “tree of life” in silver on black, for the backdrop of her very stylish modern lounge in her Malibu Beach house.

Dolls house rooms

Please leave a comment if you like this post …….

Copyright. All these pictures are copyright to the owner of photograph and I have their permission to show them here. They may not be copied or saved in anyway or format. And they remain the property of the photographer at all times.

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Art In Wax At Home :: Posted by: Hazel on July 9th, 2016

Art In Wax in Situ

Art In Wax At Home

Firstly I would like to say a special thank you to everyone who has very kindly sent me photos of their art in their new homes …..

I do love seeing where my paintings are and people have often sent me photographs of their purchases and sometimes their gifts, I am told that lots of piece of my art are given as gifts and its lovely to see them being looked at in their new homes.

These are just a few ….
With special thanks to Margaret, Gerda and Shirley …

Art In wax pictures in their new homes

Copyright. All these pictures are copyright to the owner of photograph and I have their permission to show them here. They may not be copied or saved in anyway or format. And they remain the property of the photographer at all times.

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Art In Wax Encaustic and Miniature Artist Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on July 1st, 2016

Art In Wax Encaustic Art By Hazel Rayfield

Lots going on at Art In Wax

I thought it might be fun to do a brief update on what’s going on with Art In Wax at the moment.

I have been painting lots of new pictures. Large and small, some of which are online in my Etsy and web shops. Some don’t make it into the stores as many sell as soon as I show them on Facebook, twitter etc so some of these I post on the website sold page, to show the new ideas and commissions. I have been doing more commissions than ever before, I love the challenge of painting for a specific theme or client idea. All commissions are original, I don’t do copies or reproductions.

I am happy to mail internationally

I sent my first painting to Germany this week which means pieces of Art In Wax are now in 15 countries on 3 continents. I have to pinch myself when I think hundreds of my paintings are hanging on walls and being displayed in homes and offices across the globe, sent from my small studio here in Southend Essex.

Miniature Art In Wax

I have painted small size pictures as well as wall art for a long time, my ACEO collectible pieces have always been popular and in the past couple of years I have seen a big rise in the popularity of my tiny dolls house and collectible miniature art which is great as I do love the challenge of painting tiny.

Lots of projects in the pipeline

Over the past 5 years of painting and showing my encaustic art online I have met and communicated online with many of the people who now own pieces of my work, it is lovely to know how much they are appreciated. These people have become part of the Art In Wax and my journey, some have inspired me and challenged me in many ways for which I am very appreciative.

As you can see from my blog my work has been featured in magazines, blogs and on YouTube. And I am currently working on an article with The Dolls House magazine for a artist profile piece coming out in 2017. I also have a couple of ideas for new blog posts on my blog. Including a look at Art In Wax in situ which I am currently researching.

Thank you for your continued support, if you would like to leave a comment on the blog please do :-)

Hazel

art in wax sold in 15 countries

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