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Project : Hot Wax Encaustic Art :: Posted by: Hazel on August 1st, 2012

Project : Encaustic Art Rose Painting

Step by Step Demonstration of Art In Wax

This is an online version of the step by step demonstration of Art In Wax By Encaustic Artist Hazel Rayfield that appeared in the UK national craft magazine Popular Crafts in June/July issue 2012. This was the Jubilee celebration issue and as such this painting a rose project was very apt as an English Rose.

This online version is very similar to that in the magazine, just differs a little as the pictures and layout are customised to be better presented in the blog.

You can read the post about the magazine project here : Popular Craft features Hazel Rayfield Step By Step Project

Encaustic Art

Encaustic Art is painting with wax, melting the wax using heat tools such as an encaustic iron and stylus.
Technique : Encaustic Art
Skill Level : Intermediate

Materials and tools used in this demonstration
Encaustic Wax Blocks : White, Pink, Dark Pink, Green, Dark Green
Encaustic Gloss Card A6
An Encaustic Iron
An Encaustic Stylus
Tissues
A5 Aperture card

Supplier : Tools, wax and gloss card : Arts Encaustic Limited www.encaustic.com

Project Rose step by step image 1

Step 1
I coat the iron in a layer of white wax with a few dots of green, and with one stroke across the card create a light and simple background on the painting card.

Step 2
To create the rose, I start by loading the tip of the iron with pink wax, then starting at the top, paint the back petals, then work the wax to create a bud centre.

Step 3
More petals are created and more wax added, a mixture of dark and light pinks to the tip of the iron as required, taking care not to get too much wax on it one go.

Step 4
I then create a rose bud using the dark pink wax.

Tip : I have a plain piece of paper over the bottom part of the painting card when working like this in case the iron drips wax
Project Rose step by step image 2

Step 5
I wipe clean the iron to remove any remaining pink wax using tissue, taking care as the iron is hot.

Step 6
The stem is created in green wax, using the tip and edge of the iron and slowly moving the iron down the card to create a stems.
Project Rose step by step image 3

Step 7
Using the green wax again and pushing from the wax in the stems, leaf shapes are formed.

Step 8
Using the stylus heat tool, I add some detail to the neck of the roses with the green wax, creating the effect of the leaves opening around the flower heads.

Step 9
The wax dries very quickly, once it is finished I give the painting a very light polish with a clean tissue and see the sheen appear!
Encautic Art Rose Card Finished

A Beautiful Card

The final picture : This beautiful rose created using wax is vibrant in colour and has a wonderful sheen. The painting can be made into a card, I have used an A5 aperture card here to display the painting, or it could be backed and displayed as a piece of Art.

Art By Hazel Rayfield
Photography By Adrian Rayfield

More paintings by Hazel Rayfield including a gallery and details of how you can purchase her Art work can be viewed on Hazel’s Art In Wax website www.artinwax.co.uk

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6 Responses to “Project : Hot Wax Encaustic Art”

  1. Michael Says:

    Well done Hazel. It looks good.

    Date posted : August 1st, 2012 at 6:01 pm
  2. antonin Says:

    Great and clear demonstration as to be very useful for those who really want to explore this technique.
    antonin

    Date posted : August 2nd, 2012 at 2:17 am
  3. Flowapowa Says:

    Awesome Hazel, thanks for sharing!

    Date posted : August 2nd, 2012 at 2:37 pm
  4. Nana of Nanfan Jewellery Says:

    Looks like great fun and the card is beautiful, Hazel

    Date posted : August 2nd, 2012 at 3:13 pm
  5. Barry Moulton Says:

    Congratulations – a fine article.

    Date posted : August 3rd, 2012 at 7:39 pm
  6. Hazel Says:

    Thank you all for your comments, glad you like the piece 🙂

    Hazel

    http://www.artinwax.co.uk

    Date posted : August 5th, 2012 at 9:01 am

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