Encaustic, or wax, painting is a fascinating art form. Versatile, forgiving, and full of endless fun, we'll be creating an 8X8 painting with wax that will focus on using liquid shellac on the surface of our paintings, then lighting it on fire to create texture and add interesting details to our paintings.
I'll walk you through each step, including lots of tips and suggestions for continuing with encaustic and creating additional paintings. We'll use a wood board as our "canvas", and I'll show you how to prep the surface, ways to color your wax, other mediums that can be used in your encaustic painting, and every step of the shellac burn process.
We'll have a ball creating fire and watching the way the shellac burns across the surface of the wax to create a unique and wonderful look.
I've also got an optional workbook for you to use as you go through the course, with everything I talk about in the videos outlined in an easy to follow manual you can refer to again and again as you continue to paint with encaustic medium.
Let's get started!
Hi there! I'm Anjuli, a mixed media artist from Raleigh, NC. I've worked in scrapbooking and mixed media for 17 years, and encaustic for the past 5 years, and I'm just getting started! I have a passionate belief that any one can be an artist- all it takes is patience and commitment. If you work towards your goal every day, you'll make it there- it doesn't matter how much talent you think you don't have. I'm so excited to help you overcome your fears and reach your artistic goals!
"What an awesome class, Painting with Wax: The Shellac Burn Technique! I had been watching videos on the internet but they didn’t give enough info. I was intrigued with shellacking but was very hesitant to do it. I was afraid I would cause an out of control fire. Anjuli’s workshop was the PERFECT answer. I watched the lessons several times and went at my own pace. I took a boring encaustic seascape and made it into a piece of artwork with texture and depth. Everyone who sees it is amazed at the piece. So am I! "
"Creating with Anjuli makes me feel like I really can do this."
Are you wondering what else you may need to complete this course? I go into a lot of detail about supplies in the course, but here's a quick list for you-
Optional- these are extra supplies we'll use in the bonus videos.
"Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul."
W. Somerset Maugham