Encaustic Wax on Prints
So the next thing that I want to show you now that we have the promise gel on and all of the oils is my encaustic wax, this is an encaustic wax puck that has been dismantled. We took a a knife and stabbed it, broke it apart, and that's what's heating up in here. So this is our encaustic wax heater and encaustic wax will allow you to brush it over the image and create this layer of wax that drives as thick or thin is you want to apply it. It's a really old process that I think makes it look extra timeless and has extra texture. And it's one of my favorite favorite things to Dio. So I'm going to put on a glove and pour out some of the wax that we have heating in here, and I'm just gonna pour it right here. Don't need much okay? And then I'm going to take my brush here and just to place, um, so get some on the brush and go ahead and paint it directly on and you can watch it. I got some paint in there, so ignore my terribly messy pallet, but you can just go ahead and paint paint paint. I'm...
avoiding what I already have their, and you could do it across the whole thing. You can see the brush strokes so you might end up pouring it on or dipping the print in it. Depending on the kind of print you have. For example, you might decide to print on wood or on metal or on a different medium, where you could dip the whole entire thing into a bath of wax, which would create a really uniforms overall look. Or you can use a paintbrush to really streak it on and see if you like it more textured like this so you could go a smooth or as thick as you want. And this is one of my favorite favorite ways of creating is to create this wax look where you're really applying the wax and creating more texture because of it. So those were just some of the ways that I would alter my images by creating original prints. The moment I apply the paint to this, it's an original print. It is no longer something that I could sell is in addition, unless I photograph it as it is, and then sell that as an addition. But this will always be the original print. So it's super exciting to Dio. I recommend if you are going to start to print your images quite a bit to get a set of gloves so that you can handle the images without worrying about fingerprints or dirt. So just making sure that you have a safe way of handling your prints is always really helpful. These particular prints are printed on canvas, and that's why they have a little bit of a sheen to them. Canvas prints are going to take paint really beautifully because canvas is meant to take paint, so that's a great way to go. But if you use a paper or any other medium, just consider how the paint will sit on it, how it will dry on it if it's going to soak into it or not. But aside from that, just have fun playing because that's the whole point of this, isn't it? Is to simply play and allow your images to become something more than what they were