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The Dolls House Magazine Features Art In Wax artist Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on October 7th, 2016

The Dolls House Magazine November 2016

The Dolls House Magazine Features Art In Wax artist Hazel Rayfield

I am really excited to share that a feature / interview of me and my miniatures works of art are featured in the The Dolls House Magazine, as a meet a miniaturist profile piece.

Thank you to Sara at the magazine for the interview and for publishing such a lovely, put together feature. Also thank you to my husband Adrian for taking the photos……

Together with the feature there is also an opportunity in this issue to win a piece of Art in Wax in miniature, see the magazine for details.

Do you have a copy of the November The Dolls House Magazine ?

Please feel free to comment on the blog post below if you have seen the Magazine and or have a piece of miniature Art In Wax :-)

The Dolls House Magazine November 2016

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Some of the paintings shown in this article are currenlty for sale, if you see any painting on my blog but it is not in my shop please contact me, not all paintings are listed on miniatures website shop, it may be in my etsy store or not online at all at this time, please contact me to enquiry

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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.

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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.

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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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Exhibition Fantasy Flowers :: Posted by: Hazel on January 8th, 2016

New for 2016 Art Exhibition on Art In Wax

Fantasy Flowers : New Online Exhibit

Art In Wax Exhibtion
View Exhibit here : Fantasy Flowers Art In Wax
Over the past few months I have been drawing and painting some new Zentangle inspired pieces, there is a blog post about these pattern style pictures, so I thought I would paint a small series of them as fantasy flowers to display on the Art In Wax Exhibit page, which I tend to change once or twice a year.

This new collection of 4 A3 size pictures painted in my Encaustic wax are very different to my normal style of flower paintings. They are inspired by a new type of art I discovered a few months ago and which I am enjoying as part of my creativity, it is a drawing art form known as Zentangle.

My own “doodle tangles” as I call them are based on this type of pattern drawing and the fantasy flowers have a patchwork style to them. A Zentangle originally was a drawing on a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch piece of card, I like to doodle my pattern / tangles in different shapes, as many people do, my favourite being flowers, as you will know if you have read before I am passionate about painting flowers.

Inspiration : Tangle meets Wax

Inspired by my ink drawings I thought it would be fun to paint a collection of these fantasy flowers using my wax paints. It was a challenge and I hope you like the results : www.artinwax.co.uk/exhibit-zentangle-fantasy-flowers.php

Buying Art In Wax – if you would like to buy one of these paintings or any others shown on my blog or website please contact me to see if they are still available.

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Painting Dolls House Art By Miniature Artist Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on January 21st, 2015

Painting Dolls House Art

Painting Tiny in Encaustic Wax

I thought it might be fun to show some pictures of me painting my miniature Dolls House art pictures, this is blog post shows a little demonstration of me painting a landscape and a Lady in miniature.

Being a miniature artist is great fun, painting miniature Dolls House Art in hot wax can be a challenge.

Landscape Miniature Painting

This painting of a countryside view is a landscape picture measuring 24 x 38 mm so 1 1/2 inches by under an inch in size. After creating the sky and background landscape I added some darker wax in the foreground, melting the wax on an up turned Encaustic iron which I use as mini hotplate. I then use a variety of heated stylus tools to paint with, heating the wax and applying and painting as I go.

Dolls House Miniature Painting Demonstration

A Sassy Lady : Lady Juliette

Meet Lady Juliette in her pretty purple hat with flowers on and her long flowing auburn locks of hair ….

She could fit nicely into a period property (dollhouse) or a modern setting depending on the setting, the overall painting measures 1 1/2 x 2 inches approx so plenty of room to cut it down to fit a frame maybe.

Lady Juliette Miniature art demonatration

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