May 24, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays A Big Change Up This Week !


 A big changing it up this week ! 
I was initially  drawn to the
 "acrylic pour "
 process because it had such a resemblance in appearance to an "encaustic pour", and " encaustic shellac burn". 
After working with it for a bit , I found that it has the same wonderful characteristic excitement that I love in an abstract process , which is 
"Wow , what will happen next !" 
This excitement is what keeps me coming into the studio each day . 

I decided to share the full process with you on Wax on Wednesdays this week ( even though there is no wax ) . I hope you enjoy the little change and the much longer video for this week . I am not sure if I will keep it permanently up in the Wax on Wednesdays archives or not yet . But it is yours to have fun with and share for at least this month :) 


The second piece pictured below was one I did with the left over paint from the first pour. Exact same colors ,just moved a different way . 

Supplies I used this week : 
Some of the following links are affiliate links where I may receive a few cents back if you purchase them from Amazon using the links below . I am using it both as an easy way for you to find the products( or at least see what they look like :)  and hopefully a way to continue to bring you weekly videos with new techniques and products :) 











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Join me for a full day of  encaustic techniques ! 
I will be teaching a live full day encaustic workshop on June 17 at
 Plaza Art 
Cincinnati Ohio Kenwood center 
To see the full details for this workshop and register click 
HERE 



May 17, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays ! Shellac Burn Vs. a Pour

First off , super excited to share this with you ! 

I was  very honored to have been asked a while back to write a shellac technique article for 

                                         
                                                                 for the Spring 2017 issue ! 
This magazine features wonderful articles on encaustic artists from all over with such a huge diversity of techniques and approaches to the art of encaustic . Each issue is a fascinating read cover to cover for those working in, or interested in, the field of encaustic art.  
 You can see the details and a list of the wonderful encaustic artists featured in this issue 
The magazine comes out on June 1st , 2017. 

This week I thought I would do a little side by side comparison study play on Encaustic Pour vs. a shellac burn. Both techniques move the wax in such magical ways providing a freedom of movement and explosion of color. 


Supplies I used this week :







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Blessings to you , and happy Creating !
Shari 

May 10, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays Let's Try It Study with Masking Fluid



This week for Wax on Wednesdays a little technique study with Masking fluid ! 
I fell in love with the fine tip applicator on the masking fluid and saw a wonderful opportunity for some fine line abstract mark making and adding wonderful contrast . Usually before I begin a formal painting with a new tool , medium, etc I will try it out in lots of different ways to see what works and what doesn't. 
I tried the masking fluid on several different papers with both Pan Pastels and R and F oil paint sticks as pigments . I also experimented with removing the masking fluid both before and after the papers had been waxed with encaustic medium. 






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List of Supplies I used this week : 

Some of the following links are affiliate links where I may receive a few cents back if you purchase them from Amazon using the links below . I am using it both as an easy way for you to find the products( or at least see what they look like :)  and hopefully a way to continue to bring you weekly videos with new techniques and products :) 

                                        
                     ( fine line is the fluid I used in the video)
                                           
                                        

If you enjoyed this weeks video and want to learn more of the wonders of encaustic and paper , join me for 
"Encausticology Paper Journey "
 online workshop ! 
You can register here or in the 
This is a self paced workshop with no time limits or expiration dates ! over 12 hours of projects including how to create your own encaustic paints. 

Join me for a live encaustic workshop ?
I will be teaching a full fun day of encaustic on June 17 at Plaza Art Kenwood location 
in Cincinnati Ohio .
For details and to register click 
or email me at shari.replogle5@gmail.com

 
Blessings,
Shari 

May 3, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays Enhancing Rice Paper Paintings with Stencil Girl Stencils and Pan Pastels

I am back from Artiscape Artist Gathering 2017 !
What a wild and fun weekend this was .
It went by so quickly like a flash .
I had 3 workshops and 2 shows.
The following photos are from the Friday workshop "Our House " encaustic sculpture and journal workshop .  I will be posting the other 2 workshops next Wednesday.
In this workshop we created encaustic sculptures and tiny journals filled with our encaustic mono types that we did both on the hot plate and on the Gel Press plates with R and F paint sticks .
 Each and every one turned out so special and amazing !
 These ladies went right to work on creating encaustic wonders.














Some of the yummy prints that were pulled from the Gel Press Plate and then waxed on the heated surface !





What a super group of artistic souls  this was ! My favorite and most exciting part is watching what emerges from everyones creative hands . 

Wax on Wednesdays !

This week for Wax on Wednesdays I did some painting directly on the heated palette with R and F encaustic medium and some of my handcrafted encaustic paints I make in the studio. 
I love adding abstract marks and interesting elements to the composition and found the perfect opportunity for this with some Stencil Girl Stencils in all sorts of wonderful abstract patterns. Mary Beth of Stencil Girl happened to be next to me at the market show at Artiscape and I discovered that the stencils come in all sorts of wonderful abstract patterns , I could easily get addicted now ! 
This week I added them with Pan Pastels , and india inks . I loved the way I was able to incorporate the stencils and then blend them back out as much as I wanted with the Pan Pastels adding additional layers to the painting . 
Once I was finished , I laid them back on the heated palette to give them a final fuse. 

Supplies I used this week :
Some of the following links are affiliate links where I may receive a few cents back if you purchase them from Amazon. I am using it both as an easy way for you to find the products( or at least see what they look like )  and hopefully a way to continue to bring you weekly videos with new techniques and products :) 


this kit has the sepia, but not the "copper plate "
plus it was just a good price for 12 of them :) 


                                                                                                                     
                                              this or this    

Stencil girl Stencils; stencilgirlproducts.com
"organic roots "3

"circles circles"





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My next live workshop will be June 17 at Plaza Art in Cincinnati Kenwood location. You can see the details and register for the workshop 

Blessings to you ,
Shari 

Apr 26, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays! Encaustic Excavation and Watching the Magic Fluid Movement

I am off to Columbus ! 
If you are attending Artiscape Artist Gathering this year I am excited to see you ! I am sharing 3 all new workshops on Friday Saturday and Sunday. 
You can see all of the 50 workshops and info for Artiscape 
Happy Wax on Wednesdays ! 
This week I was using some masonite board as my test palette for all of the encaustic paint I was creating for the workshops. This provided a wonderful opportunity to watch what magic would happen to the wax with the torch and heat gun were used at different angles , distances, etc. 

I also covered one of my test boards with white encaustic paint and then went in an 'excavated " the colors ! This is an exciting exploration of the magic that the wax can create .  I love the moment , and action of the fluid encaustic colors as they bloom and blend . 
I hope you enjoy it ! See you next week :)


Supplies I used this week :
Some of the following links are affiliate links where I may receive a few cents back if you purchase them from Amazon. I am using it both as an easy way for you to find the products( or at least see what they look like )  and hopefully a way to continue to bring you weekly videos with new techniques and products :) 


                    

NOTE: the link I have for the encaustic medium this week is for a 5 lb bag. It also comes in 1 lb but the link to the store was too high in price  for just the 1lb and I don't want to steer you wrong on that :)

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Apr 19, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays ! Glue Collage Series


This week I did  a small glue collage series using a fun pattern motif throughout the series varying the compositions slightly. 
The caramel hues  produced by the glue are enhanced even more when a few layers of clear medium are added !

 I worked with mostly hand painted papers using walnut ink. Some more absorbent than others. I also had a very fun mark making experience when using the encaustic medium as a resist, painting it on the copy paper on the heated surface, and then giving a wash of walnut ink. 
 Supplies I used this week :
Some of the following links are affiliate links where I may receive a few cents back if you purchase them from Amazon. I am using it both as an easy way for you to find the products( or at least see what they look like )  and hopefully a way to continue to bring you weekly videos with new techniques and products :) 

               
Hanshi Rice paper
copy paper
heat gun
torch
white encaustic paint


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Workshop News ! 
It has come to my attention that the Embassy Suites may be sold out of the block of rooms for Artiscape. Not to worry ! There is a Hilton Garden right next door and the price when I checked was 126.00 per night. 
Woo Hoo ! Just a few more days now until the workshops !
If you would like to see the 48 workshops going on at Artiscape click 

There are still a just a few spots left in the Encaustic House/ Mini Journal class on Friday if you want to get in on the fun ! 
Click HERE for details .




Encaustic Mini Mask Workshop from Shari Replogle on Vimeo.



Our House Mini Journal Workshop Artiscape Columbus Ohio 2017 from Shari Replogle on Vimeo.

Blessings to you , and have a wonderful week :)
Shari 


Apr 12, 2017

Wax on Wednesdays More Monotypes on the Gel Press With Some Cool New Tools !

 I decided to do another week of printing on the Gel Press Printing plate for "Wax on Wednesdays" because I found some new cool tools to use with it ! 
 My new favorite thing (besides the hardware store of course :) is hunting for  silicone kitchen tools ! They are absolutely everywhere right now for spring  and they are great for mark making on the Gel Press plate and also the heated palette because they won't scratch . Don't overlook your local dollar store when seeking these out . 
 I also wanted to try out my new favorite medium for using with encaustic and paper on these which is walnut ink. The walnut ink is best as a base layer on the paper itself, starting some interesting marks or patterns and then layering up with the oil pigment sticks . 
Adding layers was the name of the game this week doing multiple pulls on the same paper.


 Supplies I used this week:

I am trying out using some affiliate links  for 2 reasons.
 1. I am often asked where to find the products I am using in the videos this is an easy peasy way for you to locate them . Or, at least see a good picture of what they look like so that you can locate them in your area.
2. "In theory" I would receive a very small commission "if" you purchased the product on the link and this may help me out a tiny bit in  continuing to bring you more great videos each week . I would only ever link to a product that I have found , enjoy, and use in my own art practice so that you can find it too.
 In other words I make the video for you like always , and then I go see if I can locate what I used for a good price on amazon for you .
Then if you choose to use this list as your personal shopper for your convenience,  I may make a few cents back from it . We'll see how it goes , hopefully it is helpful to both of us :)

        gel press.com

gold india ink
silicone kitchen tools 
Hammermill Printer paper 








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You can also always join me for an entire workshop of printing projects with encaustic and paper in "Encausticology Paper Journey " 
For more details and to register for the forever access workshop
click 


Live Workshops !
Artiscape Columbus Ohio 
April 30 
This is the Sunday encaustic assemblage workshop I will be teaching at Artiscape  in Columbus Ohio.  This workshop has both of my favorite mediums of beautiful organically formed molten metal  and encaustic coming together to create a hand sculpted encaustic assemblage piece. 

seating for these workshops are limited 
click HERE for more info and to register. 





Encaustic Mini Mask Workshop from Shari Replogle on Vimeo.

Blessings to you,
Shari 
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