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If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at art yet felt that you would fail - this is your opportunity.
You’ll find this is very “user friendly” and that you’ll be painting in just minutes.
…. You too can enjoy this rediscovered art medium called “encaustics.”
Now is the time to reveal your creative side.
You will be painting landscapes, seascapes, contemporary scenes,
action pictures such as western scenes or just about anything you can imagine.
How about sending your friends personalized holiday and birthday cards.
Let me take a minute to explain what encaustic painting is along with some history.
Also known as “hot wax painting” involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added.
The liquid/paste is then applied to a surface. This is usually glossy paper.
A special iron along with a stilus is used to apply the hot wax onto the paper.
This technique was notably used in the Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100-300AD, in the Blachernitissa and other early icons,
as well as in many works of 20th century American artists, including Jasper Johns and Fernando Leal Audirac.
Kut-kut, a lost art of the Philippines, implements agraffito and encaustic techniques.
It was practiced by the indigenous tribe of Samar around 1600 to 1800.
Artists in the Mexican muralism movement, such as Diego Rivera and Jean Carlot sometimes used encaustic painting.
In the 20th century, painter Fritz Faiss (1905-1981), a student of Pual Klee and Wassily Kandinsky at the Bausaus,
together with Hans Schmid, rediscovered the so-called “Pinic wax” technique of encaustic painting.
Faiss held two German patents related to the preparation of waxes for encaustic painting.
One covered a method fro treating beeswax so that its melting point was raised for 60 degrees Celsius
to 100 degrees Celsius (from 140 to 212 degrees F).
This occurred after boiling the wax in a solution of sea water and soda three successive times.
The resulting harder wax is the same as the Punic wax referred to in ancient Greek writings on encaustic painting.
Encaustic art has seen a resurgence in popularity since the 1990s with people using electric irons,
hotplates and heated stylus on a variety of different surfaces including card, paper and even pottery.
The iron makes producing a variety of artistic pattern elementary.
However, the medium is not limited to just designs;
it can be used to create complex painting, just as in other media such as oil & acrylic.
A word about my background as founder of “encausticreations”.
I’m Camille Scott - an accomplished watercolor artist.
I have taught both water colors and encaustics privately and at a local college.
Teaching classes in the Denver area along with Hawaii, Arizona and Utah I’ve taught over 1400 students.
Currently I’m a member of the following groups in the Denver Metro area.
Foothills Art Center, CWS, Park Hill Art Club and The Painted Toes Society.
I have entered many art shows won several awards through out the years.
I produce a monthly newsletter by e-mail that reaches over 950 like minded encaustics artists in North America.
(You too can enroll for this by sharing your e-mail address, along with participating in my Facebook site.)
Why this web site?
In 2006 - being very involved in encaustics painting I found it difficult to obtain supplies.
I then decided to open this web site using a major supplier in Great Britain.
Anybody can do encaustics! You need no special talent – just the desire to paint.
Encaustics waxing is very easy and inexpensive to get involved in.
Step 1: Buy my Deluxe kit.
Step 2: Review the 90 minute DVD included with the kit – which will give step by step instructions.
That’s all – you’ll be ready to do encaustics!
This is a painting medium that can be learned without all of the tedious lessons,
training and work required of other art mediums.
I’m so certain that you will be very excited about your new found hobby
that I’m giving you an unconditional 30 day return privilege.
Just send back the product and I will pay the postage plus give you a complete refund.
Today is the day to get started in this great painting activity!
You’ll not regret it – and you’ll be involved in a network of people from around the country that share your love of encaustics.
This will provide you with the tools, waxes and instructions to get started.
P.S. Most of our orders are shipped within 12 hours of receipt. Which means you can get started very quickly!