Rhonda Bell Designs

Rhonda Bell is a mixed-media, fiber, and paper artist living in Austin, Texas. She is editor for All Info about Art Swaps site. A site dedicated to trading and exchanging art. that includes articles on Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), Altered Books, Altered Playing Cards, Art Dolls, Assemblage Art, Art Journals, Collage, Mail Art, Zines, Decos (decorated friendship books), Chunky Books, Greeting Cards, Tags, and other paper crafts.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Kate's Encaustic Wax Demo

Kate showed us how to do use bee's wax and crayons along with an iron to do encaustic wax.



Her first example was with glossy paper and a stamped image. Over that you apply the wax with melted crayon with an iron. It makes an incredible looking piece of art that can then be cut and used on a greeting card or in an altered book.

Her second example was with craft paper and a stamped image. The craft paper absorbs more of the wax, so you have to use more. The craft paper gives it more of a vintage look but is just as lovely as the glossy paper type.

Kate said to make sure you use a craft iron that doesn't have steam holes or a non-stick surface when doing encaustic wax.

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