wax resist, dye on cloth
I've been asked to give a workshop for the LaCloche participating artists this coming Friday. A month or so ago I told the committee that I would demonstrate my wax techniques on paper and on cloth and now it's in stone on the website.
Basting to a backing on the kitchen floor.
My method focuses on using wax as a resist. To simplify here it is:
heat wax, apply , scratch into wax if desired, add dye or ink, allow to dry, remove wax.
There's an earthy feel to anything wax touches, I'd say.
This will not be an encaustic workshop - it's only two hours in length. However, I am starting to experiment with encaustic, adding colour to my wax. Perhaps I have the LaCloche committee to thank for pushing me in this direction.