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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
A5 Aperture card

Supplier : Tools, wax and gloss card : Arts Encaustic Limited

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

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Lady Mary : Encaustic Art :: Posted by: Hazel on July 16th, 2012

Lady Mary Encaustic Art

Lady Mary Original Painting

This weekend the popular crafts magazine popped through my letter box (as a contributor I get a sneak preview – it’s out in news stands and shops from the 13th July) and there was my painting, entitled Lady Mary in the give away section, so if you would like a chance to win this painting why not pick up a copy of the magazine.

Also my Blue Bells Landscape painting is featured as a Most Wanted Gift idea in the same issue : August / September 2012 on sale in the Art In Wax shop at £20 including UK Postage

Lady Mary

This unique piece of art has been created using encaustic wax and heat tools. This beautiful painting of “Lady Mary” in a soft pink dress, is approx. 6 x 8 in size and is supplied mounted in a 10 x 12 cream mount with backing board and would retail at £30.

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Artist of the Month :: Posted by: Hazel on May 2nd, 2012

Artist of The Month Hazel Rayfield Popular Crafts

Artist of the Month : Popular Crafts Magazine

Meet the artist feature : May 2012 : Hazel Rayfield Encaustic Artist

Popular craft magazine featured me as artist of the month this month, you can read the interview with the editor on the popular craft website.

Popular Craft Magazine

It was great to be asked by editor Katharine Jewitt to be interviewed for the magazine which is now online.

The magazine is a national publication in the UK and has many different crafts and arts featured, including projects, demonstrations and craft news, and is an interesting read and resource for crafting.

Next Month : On the cover!

Next month in the hard copy of the magazine, there will be a feature demonstration of me painting a rose as part of the magazines “Queens Jubliee” issue, a picture of the Rose painting created into a card is featured on the cover of the up and coming edition.

The Jubliee edition will also include a “give away” prize draw of one of my paintings, a vase of pink roses, mounted in a cream mount, so something to watch out for.

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