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Art In Wax on Ampersand Art Supplies Encausticbord Video Demonstrations :: Posted by: Hazel on June 25th, 2014

Working with Ampersand Art Supply Encausticbord

Hazel Rayfield Artist

Video demonstrations Encausticbord

When I was approached by Karyn at Ampersand Art Supply earlier this year to create some demonstrations of me working with their wonderful products for their YouTube channel, I was really excited.

I love to paint in hot wax and have used the Encausticbord panels and cradle in the past when I reviewed the R&F Handmade Paints Starter kit on this blog last year and the kit included some of the panels and a cradle.

The Encausticbord has not been readily available in the UK other than in the kits as far as I am aware, but I am informed that Ampersand Art Supply who are based in Buda Texas, are looking to have UK supplier later this year.

Always up for a challenge

If you have read my blog before you know that I love to see what can be done in hot wax and I love to challenge myself and try new things, so when this opportunity came I was very excited to be working with Ampersand and with these wonderful encaustic supports.

Working with Ampersand Encausticbord

This is what Ampersand Arts Supply say about Encausticbord …….

A Creative Collaboration between Ampersand™ and R&F Handmade Paints
This creative collaboration began in 2008 when the two manufacturers, authorities in their respective fields of wood painting panels and encaustic paint colors, started working together to dream up the perfect surface for encaustic paints. This combination of Ampersand’s archival panel coating technology and R&F’s expertise in encaustics led to Encausticbord™, a unique wood panel that has the tooth to hold encaustic and mixed media unlike any other surface.

Quote taken June 2014 courtsey of www.ampersandart.com/encausticbord.html

Making the videos

My husband Adrian, a great amateur photographer in his own right, filmed as I painted. We are not professional film makers, we got the giggles a few times and had a few out-takes too …… but I have a passion for painting Art In Wax and I hope this comes over in the videos.

The two videos created especially for Ampersand Art Supply are now live and can be seen online on the Ampersand Art Supply YouTube Channel. I have posted the direct links to my demonstrations below :

I am using the wonderful and amazing colour wax paints by R & F Paints in these films.

Two video demonstrations

Cradled Encausticbord :
This film shows me working on an Encausticbord cradle which is 6 x 6 inches and a prefect size for this subject, in this film I demonstrate the stages of how I painted a Sunflower head.

The video can be watched here : Ampersand Art Supply : Hazel Rayfield Cradled Encausticbord.

Artist Trading Cards in Encaustic :
In this film I demonstrate the techniques working in miniature, onto Encaustic ACEO / ATC 2.5 x 3.5 inch size Encausticbord panels which are great fun to work with. Here I create three pieces using different styles and technique, from painting directly onto the surface, to a mixed media piece and a colorful abstract.

The video can be watched here : Ampersand Art Supply : Hazel Rayfield Artist Trading Cards in Encaustic.

The finished pieces

These are the finished pictures, this is been a great challenge / project. Ampersand Art Supply and their products have made painting my Art In Wax a pleasure.

art in wax on ampersand art supply bords

A Fun Project

This has been a great fun project, I hope you like the videos and watching me paint in this style of hot wax.

If you would like to comment below that would be great.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Hazel

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Miniature Art In Wax :: Posted by: Hazel on April 14th, 2014

wax on wood original painting

Painting Art in Wax In Miniature

Art In Wax miniature paintings come in many forms as I do love to paint small works of art.

Dolls House Miniatures

Wax on Wood small paintings

ACEO / ATC Artist Trading card Collectibles

Painting small is a challenge

It can be a challenge to paint small using hot wax, but since I started to paint small, I still paint large pieces too, I have found that working on a small scale is both challenging and very rewarding.

I use very fine nibs on my heated stylus when adding the details to my tiny paintings and they take as long as some other paintings as they require a good deal of concentration and of course a steady hand !!!!

Wax on wood

The daisy painting shown at the top of this post is just 4 x 4 inches in size and is painted onto a wood panel using R&F Handmade paints wax medium, this is a new painting and will take a few weeks to harden fully and cure.

Dolls House Miniature Art

The small pieces art shown below are new arrivals in The Gallery ….. my “folly”, a 1:12 scale miniature scene Art Gallery my husband Adrian built for me to house just some of my collection of miniatures.

They are painted using hot wax medium, Encaustic wax paint by Arts Encaustic onto card which I have then backed onto 2mm mount board, thus giving the paintings a strong support and a canvas style effect, ready to hany on a dolls house wall or displayed on a miniature easel.

Art In Wax 1:12 gallery

The new tiny paintings are displayed below on a new easel, courtesy of “Country Crafts” handmade miniature furniture. The three landscapes are 3 x 2 inches and the Poppies are just 2 x 2.5 inches in size.

doll house miniature art

These paintings are now in my Art In Wax Miniatures store.

ACEO / ATC Collectibles

Painting ACEO and ATC – Artist Trading Card size is great fun, each piece is 3.5 x 2.5 inches in size.

The Art in wax art cards I paint vary enormously, from these fun limited colour palette style vases, to elegant colourful flowers and pretty seascapes and landscapes, a small selection of new paintings are shown below, they have a great vibrancy of colour and the wax has a lovely sheen.

ACEO miniature art collectible

See more ACEO pictures on Art In Wax

I hope you like these new miniature Art In Wax ……

All artwork is original and for sale, please contact me via my website for more information.

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Hot Wax Mixed Media :: Posted by: Hazel on January 23rd, 2014

rose steam punk ACEO

Encaustic Mixed Media – Digital Art and Wax

Experimenting with wax

I have been experimenting again with wax! This time with printed digital media and wax.

I am showing the results below as I think it is good to try new things, but before you read on, I want to say that this was a fun project and one that I have had buzzing around in my head for a long time, but I have concluded that this is not a route I want to take Art In Wax – not at this time anyway.

Creating digital graphic mixed media pictures

Having been a web developer and designer for many years and make digital graphics for websites and other online media, facebook banners, online shop fronts etc etc I thought it might be fun to try and join my encaustic art work with some digital graphics I created to make a mixed media style painting.

Steam Punk Inspired

I have a fondness for some of the steam punk styling that is very popular at the moment, I myself am drawn to elements of this style and have a couple of pieces of modest jewelry that reflects this trend.

I especially like the clocks and cogs elements and it is from this angle I decided to experiment with.

The paintings below are ACEO (3.5 x 2.5 inch small pieces of Art) and have elements created on my computer, I have put together some cogs and spokes together with some flowers and a watch and chain I drew some time ago which form the printed part of the picture, then using hot wax painted some roses and flower vines.

My encaustic gloss card wouldn’t print well on my printer so I have use photo paper, which is thinner than my regular painting surface, I layered clear wax over the printed parts first then added layers of wax including some gold wax then painted on the flowers and leaves in wax using my stylus ….. I have hard backed these as the paper was so thin …..

A Bit different from the normal Art In Wax

This was a bit of challenge I set myself, painting onto the thin card wasn’t easy but I am glad I tried this mixed media style of artwork ……. they are fun and a bit different from the normal Art In Wax………
Steam punk inspired ACEO

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Original ACEO and Miniature Paintings For Sale :: Posted by: Hazel on June 16th, 2013

Original ACEO and Miniature Paintings Shops

Art In Wax Website Expanding

This week sees the expansion of the Art In Wax website, I have added a new demonstration page to show a selection of the videos we have made about painting in encaustic wax and showing techniques and my style of painting.

I have also expanded the sites shopping facility adding new sections for ACEO paintings and miniature pictures ideal for Dolls’ Houses.

The ACEO Shop

Visit the new dedicated Art In Wax ACEO Originals Shop

Buy Direct from the Artist : ACEO collectible paintings can be purchased direct from Hazel Rayfield the Artist.

Currently the ACEO’s featured for sale in the new ACEO shop are both hot wax encaustic paintings plus a couple of mixed media, which are either watercolour or pencil drawings and wax combined. All ACEO are just 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size and come supplied in a cellophane sleeve.
Daisies ACEO for sale
New Paintings : One of the newest paintings is the daisy picture shown in this post.

Inspired : I did a pencil drawing ACEO inspired by looking in the garden.

From this sketch I then painted in hot wax. I like to sketch out my paintings sometimes, it is good to be able to plan the layout of the picture a little I find. Plus doing a little pencil or watercolor doodle is a good way to remind me while out and about or when I get ideas in my imagination of what I want to paint when I next get back into my studio with my waxes.

Miniature Paintings Shop

The new Miniature paintings shop page is now online and I will adding some miniature paintings very soon, following the success of a recent Dolls’ House painting commission I have decided to add a dedicated shop page for these tiny paintings.

All paintings are original, not prints. Miniature Art – Dolls’ House paintings can be purchased direct from Hazel Rayfield. Again the pictures featured will be a combination of hot wax encaustic paintings and mixed media artworks, which are either watercolour or pencil drawings and wax combined.

The shop will also includes sets of pictures. Whereby a miniature paintings and an A5 size painting of the same subject will be sold as a set.

So it could be fun to have an original painting in your home and one similar in your Dolls’ House.

Original unique paintings

All paintings are a one off therefore should a painting be ordered by two people while we are away from the computer the first order, time stamped, will receive the painting ordered, in the event this happens, we will refund the money to the other party and if possible offer an alternative painting.

Delivery : We do not dispatch pieces without cleared funds. All purchases are sent by 1st Class post. Delivery is free of charge in the UK. We are happy to ship world wide, for international orders please contact us for details, before ordering.

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Lilac Art for Your Home and For Your Dolls House :: Posted by: Hazel on June 9th, 2013

Original Art : For Your Home and For Your Dolls’ House

Painting Lilac

Following on from yesterdays blog post talking about painting tiny miniature paintings for a Dolls’ House commission, I had a very productive day in my studio painting in hot wax. Inspired by one of my own paintings from last year, an A4 sized vase of Lilac style flowers I decided to paint this subject again and in a variety of sizes.

A Painting For Your Home and For Your Dolls’ House

Wouldn’t it be fun if you had a painting on your wall in your home and a similar original in your Dolls’ house.

A Painting For Your Home and For Your Collection

Likewise people who collect ACEO and ATC “Art Cards, Editions and Originals” and “Artist Trading Cards” wouldn’t it be fun to have an original in your collection that you also had a similar original on your wall!

Art In Wax : Lilac

Painting in hot wax is a medium that is very versatile and yet takes a steady hand especially when working so small, I have already had many comments on my miniature paintings and will be experimenting further with this area as well as painting larger pieces.

Below you can see the original picture from last year plus created yesterday, an A5 version that I have mounted in a 10 x 12 inche cream mount, an ACEO 3.5 x 2.5 painting shown here on a mini easel and a tiny Doll’s House miniature, ready to frame at just 50mm x 40mm.

Original art in wax paintings A4 A5 ACEO Doll House

Art In Wax : Buy Online

Art In Wax is available to buy online Via my own shop here on Art In Wax or in my stores @ Folksy and Etsy.

Art In Wax : Commissions

If you would like a piece of original Art In Wax, or a pair of paintings perhaps, for your home, collection and/or Dolls’ House please contact me for more details.

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