Monday, January 30, 2017

Wave Break

"Wave Break"
Image size 8" x 8"

I painted this on a bisque (unglazed) tile.  That should be the perfect surface for encaustic since it is porous, but I think it's almost too porous.  It takes a lot of wax to build up a nice, smooth surface because it keeps sinking into the tile.  I like the square shape and I have a couple of boxes of these left over from a previous craft project, so I'll probably use them for encaustic again.  I think I will begin with a layer of encaustic gesso next time to control the permeability of the surface.

1 comment:

  1. This turned out really well. To think, wax on tile. Do you have to coat it with anything once it is done so wax doesn't dent to get warm.


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