When the workshop began we were given a spatiality iron, Gloss paper and asked to select a hand full of wax cubes.
Speciality iron and wax cubes
I originally thought that using wax to paint would give a similar effect to acrylics. However throughout the workshop I found that the wax, depending on the method of application, could also resemble water or oil paints.
Here are some images of how I got on
I found this workshop fun and very relaxing. The instructions were easy to follow with the help of the tutor Niamh, who was attentive, funny and allowed for creative freedom outside of her instructions. The only negative side to the workshop that I could think of is that it is addictive and you will want to buy all the materials!
Try it yourself :)
For a peek at a true encaustic art artist check out Niamh’s stuff at https://www.facebook.com/ThisLittleStudio
For more information on this workshop email An Grianán at firstname.lastname@example.org