I am so excited to explore the world of photo encaustics with you. Working with wax is one of my own personal favorite art mediums to use with my photography. It elevates a simple print into a three-dimensional mixed media piece of art. In this workshop, we are going to cover how to use wax, wax and fire safety, and so much more. I want you to feel like you are standing right beside me taking a masterclass in encaustic. By the end of this workshop, I hope you will have the confidence and skills you need to create some encaustic art for yourself.
Who is this workshop good for? Photographers, Artists, any creatives – who want to jump into the world of working with encaustic wax on their photos.
**You have lifetime access to this workshop – Workshop videos are available for you to download and keep.
Waxed – A Photo Encaustic Workshop:
Your workshop includes 28 Videos – with over 9 hours of learning, tons of information and techniques in each lesson.
In this workshop we will go over the basics:
- Equipment – I go over a full range of options and let you know what the minimum supplies you need to get started.
- Wax and Fire safety – We’ll go over how to be safe when working with wax and in some cases fire, how to ventilate your work area, best practices when working with a torch if you choose that as your heat source, and more!
- How to mount your photo to your surface.
- How to trim your photo.
- Priming your boards for photo transfers.
- Adding color to your wax if you choose to use colors in your work.
- Different art supplies you could consider using in your photo encaustic work.
- Cleaning your work surface and griddle.
- How to add your mounting hardware and signature to your finished piece for hanging.
- Paper suggestions and troubleshooting your paper.
- And some resources for you.
And we’ll have 9 different projects on working with wax and 5 bonus projects from past workshops:
- Basic photo encaustic 10″x10″ – great size to get you started on a basic project. We’ll mount and wax a 10″x10″ photo.
- Photo encaustic 16″x16″ – This is going further and mounting and waxing a larger piece. The larger pieces can seem a bit harder – but if you’ll practice on the smaller piece first, then do this size for a good medium sized piece you’ll see the differences you’ll encounter as you move up in size.
- Photo encaustic 8″x8″ with a gilt edge – In this project, we’ll look at adding some gold leaf to our project and gilt wax to the sides. Fun to experiment with different materials – truly making your photos into mixed media art pieces.
- Photo transfer – In this project, we’ll look at how easy it is to do photo transfers on wax. This technique gives your photo a totally different look over a regular print and I think you’ll love doing a few of these. You’ll need access to a laser printer for this technique.
- Photo encaustic print vs photo transfer – In this project, I am using the same print to do 2 different pieces. I am doing a straight photo encaustic print piece and a photo encaustic photo transfer piece – to be able to compare the differences and see which one we prefer.
- Photo encaustic layered photo – In this project, we are going to use a photo that we’ll cut apart and mount in different layers of the wax. This is really cool and adds a great 3-dimensional look to your photo.
- Encaustic mixed media piece – In this project, we’ll look at adding in some collage elements to our work in addition to a photo so you can get comfortable with the possibilities you might consider.
- Photo Encaustic mixed media door – In this project, we’ll look at using a photo, adding wax, then using some art materials to the top of the piece to truly make it a bit more 3-dimensional than just the plain wax layer. This is one of my favorite techniques to use on my photos.
- Photo encaustic textured wax finish – In this project, I’ll show you how you can achieve a textured wax finish instead of a smooth wax finish. This is a fantastic way to visually add some depth and texture to your finished piece.
- 5 Bonus projects – This workshop also includes 5 bonus projects from past photo encaustic workshops. We’ll have 2 from the Rustic workshop and 3 from the Photo Encaustic and Collage workshop. Both of these workshops are ones I offered in the past and are no longer available.
Check out what students are saying about this workshop in our workshop group:
“Been watching, and enjoying the videos. Learning a lot. Awesome class, Denise! So glad I decided to sign up.”I
“have watched the entire Encaustic workshop and I have to say it is wonderful. I learned so much! I am now going to go through it again. So very informative and inspiring.”
“Denise — this workshop is the best! So well done. You covered all the vital aspects of this art and provided superb projects. Thank you for sharing your step-by-step processes, your valuable tips and resources, your demos and creativity, and more.”
“The thoroughness of this class is awesome.”
“Denise, you are so talented and kind to share your knowledge and information. I know it’s an awful lot of work, planning, and producing workshops like the “Waxed”, that I’m almost finished watching the first time on my iPad. Now with renewed inspiration from you, and to my love of mixed media, it’s time to go to work.”
“Was looking at a few other encaustic courses before the holidays. So glad I waited! Your courses are so full of ideas and solid techniques. Very excited to learn about this medium from you”
“Enjoying the videos and the demos are most insightful.”
“I applaud your meticulous way of teaching because I don’t think you could just figure this out by yourself. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me.”
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*This course has lifetime access (This means you can continue to access this course for the lifetime of this website and all of the videos are available for you to download and keep!).
** Disclaimer: The content of this workshop is not intended for the use of persons under the age of 18. We are working with art materials and heat sources that should only be used by adults or under the close supervision of an adult. The use of all the materials including fire is at the risk of the user. Propper care and attention should be exercised at all time. Denise Love and 2 Lil’ Owls Studio may not be held liable for any and all injury, loss, and accidents sustained as a result of this course, its content, and methods demonstrated here. All users are encouraged to read and use individual manufactures use and care instructions that accompany any and all materials and tools.