Monday, 16 August 2010


A simple piece of encaustic work today. This is done by a technique called the Indirect method. Here, the wax is applied to a tissue and then this is melted from the tissue onto the card with the encaustic iron, a bit at a time so that you can control the shpes that you are applying to the card. The grasses and fence are done using the edge of the iron. The dragonflies are added with a stylus tool using metallic wax for the wings to give a hint of a sheen.


  1. wow!! i have never seen this technic.... looks wonderful! thank you for sharing this with us!

  2. brilliant work well done love Dorothy

  3. Hi Shirl, wow thats gorgeous and so very effective, not managed any of the encoustic art but you make it look so gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx


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