News Letter – July August

 Cherry

 

 

We just added Cherry and it is available For Floater Frames 2102, 2202, 2402, 2502 Note same price as Walnut

Cherry is 5% off now through August 31 2016

 

Encaustic Paintings 

Winter_Sketch Marilyn Banner
Winter_Sketch by Marilyn Banner

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used—some containing other types of waxesdamar resinlinseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be used, though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment.

Metal tools and special brushes can be used to shape the paint before it cools, or heated metal tools can be used to manipulate the wax once it has cooled onto the surface. Today, tools such as heat lamps, heat guns, and other methods of applying heat allow artists to extend the amount of time they have to work with the material. Because wax is used as the pigment binder, encaustics can be sculpted as well as painted. Other materials can be encased or collaged into the surface, or layered, using the encaustic medium to stick them to the surface.

Most encaustic artists use ‘floater frames.’ We have in a number of styles and finishes. The art is attached to the back thus allowing for a variable space between the art and the side of the frame..Framing your piece (or finishing it) is a way to honor your work

The Image above features artwork by encaustic artist Marilyn Banner in one of our custom floater frames. To see more of her work http://marilynbanner.com/ 

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