Friday, 13 July 2018

Faux Encaustic - Inclusions

It's faux encaustic time again. I was really trying to add different types of inclusions into these layers - paper, natural elements, hand written and card.


Seal greyboard media board with white gesso and blend titan buff, titanium white, medium grey and burnt sienna media fluid acrylics with a sponge. Adhere some tissue wrap sealing it with decoupage sealer.


Layer on a thickish coat of the decoart clear modeling paste and lay in some inclusions. I went and grabbed some dry grass from the garden and some seeds which were too big so I used some dry tea leaves from a used teabag instead. I added a little more of the modeling paste and left it to dry.


I timed the drying process and this particular board took 7 hours plus to fully dry but the modeling paste was quite thick around the seeds of the grass.


For the next layer I etched a dandelion seed head with a pencil and pokey tool and covered it with ground espresso marker. When I rubbed the ink away some remained in the channels creating the drawing. I also used a sharpie pen to write in some words and a little asemic writing.


Then came the next layer of clear modeling paste applied with a palette knife.


To finish add remnant rubs, some small splatters of  titanium white paint, a significant word - mine was computer generated and the third and final layer of modeling paste.


Look how those lovely layers have built up with the modeling paste giving it a beautiful encaustic look and feel to it.


The dried grasses were very prominent at first but have now been encapsulated into the whole piece and even though the ephemera were the first pieces to be stuck down including the card flower it's leaves look as if they are much higher than the type keys - but they're not.


I hope you're enjoying the faux encaustic work as much as I am loving making it.

Enjoy making and creating your own special art.





9 comments:

Gina said...

Loving every glimpse of these projects XXX

Meggymay said...

A fabulous project and techniques.
Yvonne xx

Mrs.B said...

Just had a catch up on your previous encaustic pieces, they're fabulous, thanks for the details step by step pictures.
Avril xx

Redanne said...

I am really loving your faux encaustic pieces Brenda, the technique is so clever and the results are gorgeous!! Hugs, Anne xx

Foxglove's MM Journey said...

This is gorgeous!

Astrid Maclean said...

I am loving your encaustic experiments Brenda, specially love the addition of the natural elements!! Great tutorial again, and that clear modelling paste really seems to be the perfect medium to use.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely fabulous results Brenda! I just love the mix of natural elements and your own etching. Clear Modelling Paste now no the order list! Jennie x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh wow Brenda! This is such a fantastic summer creation. I really appreciate the step-by-step. I actually think I could do this!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I love this technique.

Jackie P Neal said...

Gorgeous and Gorgeous!!!
Jackie xx