Encaustic or hot wax painting

@laurika (4536)
United States
January 9, 2008 1:24pm CST
I have find this new method for painting and would like to try it. But wanted know at first if someone from mylot try it alraedy and have some tips for me. If you would like to see what it is here is the site http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydzZI2K_m1w
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@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
9 Jan 08
I watched that and it seems sort of cool, but I found one other that is real cool. Have you ever seen a window that is filled with frost, it looks beautiful, well the way it was explained to me you get a canvas and you mist it lightly with water and put it in your deep freezer, let the water freeze, do this several times until you have a pattern that pleases you be for you remove the canvas from the freezer have in spray bottles or drip bottles(old hair dying bottles) or dishes of color water, you can use any thing that is water soluble, then remove you canvas from the freezer and spray, drip drop the colors on different sections and the return to the freezer to dry, then you are happy with what you have remove from freezer and set on level surface and let defrost and dry, some of the pictures are quite beautiful, caution do not have so much frost on canvas that it pools when defrosted, you can practice with out adding color until you get the technique down pat. I have only heard about this and seen the end results but those are the basics worth a try for something new.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
9 Jan 08
wow, that sounds really good, can you please tell me how it is called? i would liek to find more information about it.
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@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
9 Jan 08
sorry I can't the lady was selling the paintings and told me how she made them, I believe she also sprinkled dry paint power on the frost as well but what she told me is pretty much what I have written as I said it might be worth your while if you have some old pint powders from the dollar store and a canvas to just try I think it will come better as you practice to see for yourself how it works as I mentioned do it with out color to begin with just to see how it freezes and then defrosts and then dries, you will get a pretty good idea from that and it won't be as costly, I also think the lady did some of her work on paper that adsorbed water and it looked like water colors painting, sounds like it might be fun experiment and see what happen
@AmbiePam (50100)
• United States
10 Jan 08
I thought that was very interesting, Laurika. I can see you doing that because you are so artistic. Your flow of words always seems like it is coming from an aritist. I believe you would be very good at it. The colors just melt into each other, and before you know it, there is something real and vital in the painting before us. It's the first time I have ever seen that.