Category Archives: Encaustic

Encaustic Basics Part III

Fall Back by Elaine Brady Smith, 8 x 10 encaustic collage on board. http://www.elainebradysmith.com

“Fall Back” by Elaine Brady Smith, 8 x 10 encaustic collage on board.

Encaustic Basics Part III – Adding Collage and Embedding Objects has been published on Mixedmediaart.net. This the third article in my 3 part series about how to get started in encaustic painting. If you missed the previous articles, read Part I and Part II. I’m am very happy to have the first three segments of this series posted.

There is more to come!!! I will be writing about my favorite techniques for encaustic and mixed media art throughout the next several months. In the mean time here is a list of articles that will appear on Creating Mixed Media Art for 2014. If you have questions about your own encaustic painting, don’t hesitate to contact me via email: elainebradysmith@comcast.net or through my Facebook page: Elaine Brady Smith Art.

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Oct 24 – Transparent Layers for Encaustic Collage

Nov 19 – Transfers for Encaustic Painting

Dec 3 – Encaustic on Paper-Holiday Greeting Cards

Dec 23 – Mini Encaustic Collages

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Encaustic Basics Part II

"Parlor" by Elaine Brady Smith, 8 x 10 encaustic collage on board. http://www.elainebradysmith.com Encaustic Basics Part II http://www.mixedmediaart.net

“Parlor” by Elaine Brady Smith, 8 x 10 encaustic collage on board.

My next article, Encaustic Basics Part II – Preparing Substrates, Fusing, and adding Color was published today on Creating Mixed Media Art. If you missed Part I of this series you can read it here. I’m so excited to share this information with new encaustic artists!

This series will show you how to gather tools, equipment, products, and begin encaustic painting in an easy and economical way. There is a lot of information out there and it is sometimes difficult to filter out what is useful to the beginner encaustic artist.

I will be writing about my favorite techniques for encaustic and mixed media art throughout the next several months. In the mean time here is a list of articles that will appear on Creating Mixed Media Art for 2014. If you have questions about your own encaustic painting, don’t hesitate to contact me via email: elainebradysmith@comcast.net or through my Facebook page: Elaine Brady Smith Art.

Mixed Media Art Article Writers Team

Sept 7 – Encaustic Basics Part III-Adding Collage and Embedding Objects

Oct 24 – Transparent Layers for Encaustic Collage

Nov 19 – Transfers for Encaustic Painting

Dec 3 – Encaustic on Paper-Holiday Greeting Cards

Dec 23 – Mini Encaustic Collages

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Encaustic Basics-FAQ’s

Encaustic Basics-FAQ's about Encaustic PaintingEncaustic Basics Part I-FAQ’s about Encaustic Painting is now posted on Mixed Media Art blog. I’d like to help take the mystery out of “getting started” with encaustic painting and show you how to gather tools and equipment in an easy and economical way in this 3 part series. Yes, there is a lot of information to relay, but I want you to be thoroughly informed so you will have fun with this exciting medium.

Coralline by Elaine Brady Smith-Encaustic Basics-FAQ's about Encaustic Painting http://www.mixedmediaart.net/mixed-media-materials/basic-encaustic-part-1-faqs-encaustic-painting

Coralline by Elaine Brady Smith, 11 x 11 encaustic collage on board.

In Part I of this series, I explain the basic equipment and tools needed and recommended products that I use in my encaustic art. I’d love to help with any questions you might have…so feel free to comment on my Facebook page Elaine Brady Smith Art.

And stay tuned for Parts II and III:

  1. August – Encaustic Basics-Part II-Preparing Substrates, Fusing Methods, Adding Color
  2. September – Encaustic Basics-Part III-Adding Collage and Embedding Objects

Thanks for your interest!!!

Encaustic Demo during Lancaster Art Walk

This Sunday, Oct 6, 1-4pm I will demo encaustic collage at the Guild Store at Center of American Craft during the Lancaster Art Walk. There are 32 great venues on the walk and you can get a handy dandy map of all the stops on their website.

AND the PA Guild Store at 335 W. Queen St, Lancaster, PA now carries my encaustic art!!! Yaaayy!!! I’ll be delivering these two encaustic pieces this Thursday.

So if you are in the area on Sunday, come on into the Guild Store and say HEY!!!

Storm Warning by Elaine Brady Smith

Storm Warning by Elaine Brady Smith, 12″ x 12″ encaustic on board

Alphabet Angel by Elaine Brady Smith

Alphabet Angel by Elaine Brady Smith, 12″ x 12″ encaustic on board

Recent New Works

Something From Nothing by Elaine Brady Smith

Something From Nothing by Elaine Brady Smith, 12″ x 12″ Encaustic collage on board

I’ve recently been doing a few experimental pieces with collage and encaustic. While many encaustic artists vie for texture and relief in their work and I admire these techniques a great deal; I,  on the other hand am obsessed with  how flat and smooth I can go and what techniques I can use to apply minimal wax when attaching collage papers to my piece. It has been a challenge and I am beginning to find satisfaction in my process.

William H Ragg by Elaine Brady Smith

William H Ragg by Elaine Brady Smith, 12″ x 12″ Encaustic collage on board.

While there is much beauty in the wax itself when applied to artwork, I have always been disappointed with the clouding and dulling of collage materials with wax. I have found some interesting ways to apply the waxed papers, and then remove most of the wax to preserve the true nature and colors of the original papers themselves.

Here are two recent works utilizing my new process. If you are interested in learning this process, I will be instructing a one day workshop at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Center of American Craft, Lancaster, PA on June 22, 2013 from 10am-5pm.