Painting with a Stylus with Encaustic Wax
Discover all the techniques and effects you can make using a stylus and encaustic wax
Learn how to paint with coloured beeswax and the encaustic stylus.
A delicious therapeutic blend, of hot, flowing molten wax effects; smooth, chocolatey, and a delight to work with once you have the control of the wax mastered.
We will start by covering the basics, papers, waxes and equipment.
I give you lots of trouble shooting techniques when you can't get the flow of the wax quite right, really common problems I've seen with my students over the years.
Once you've mastered the basics, we move onto how to create light, airy, feathery effects.
A very zen like activity, using the tiniest amounts of wax, with the slowest, softest, most gentle of touches.
Wonderful for sitting quietly and loosing yourself in calming, gentle art for an hour or two.
Since initially creating this online course, Arts Encaustic have introduced a new stylus, so I've added a bonus section where I cover the differences between the old stylus tips, and the new stylus tips, and how interchangeable they are. Discover the new wider attachment shapes and tools available.
I also include some photographs of work I have created with the stylus, to give you some ideas for your own creations.
I finish the course off with a technique that you can use to create pictures, even when you're not great at painting yourself!
You will leave confident in stylus techniques, and get the very most out of your equipment.
Julie works with a wide variety of art techniques, but specialises in painting with beeswax, a fascinating medium dating back around 2,000 years. Wax is versatile enough for complete beginners to create beautiful textural artworks, yet also enables experienced artists to create art in an exciting and challenging way. She has been running encaustic wax workshops online for around four years, enabling her to share these beautiful techniques with people who were never able to visit her studio.
PreviewRevised Information on How I Can Help You With Encaustic Wax Products
StartTwo most common questions I get asked (2:17)
StartWhat you will need for this course
StartWhat Paper to use (1:09)
StartWax Blocks (3:22)
StartCan I use photographic paper? (1:13)
StartTroubleshooting - What to do if you can't get your stylus to work (9:58)