Easy Encaustic

Shawn Petite
July 30, 2018
January 8, 2018

Hello my friends, I’m glad to be back today for my last curator post.  I hope you have enjoyed my other videos and get a chance to check out all the curator and artist gang members creativity.

I’m also excited to share with you how easy encaustic can be. I use just two colors of encaustic, clear and white and then I also use a brush cleaner, and that’s it.  You can pick up a hot plate from a second hand store and use empty vegetable cans as your container.

Please make sure to have a thermometer (again cheap and easy to pick up) to make sure that the temperature of your medium does NOT GET ABOVE 200 degrees.

Work in a well-ventilated area, someplace with a window.

I don’t seal my encaustic work, I have researched and there are many opinions  to seal or not to seal.

To prepare my work for sale, I clean the edges of drips, and then paint them black along with the back. You could paint the sides whatever color you would like.

I hope you enjoy the video and experiment with this fun medium.

Ps. these three originals are available HERE


Supplies Used:

6x8 wood panels, high flow acrylic (green gold, sepia, cerulean blue, teal raw sienna)

Gesso, pan pastel in number, golden regular gel (matte)

Fineline applicator

Sennelier oil pastel in black

Vegetable oil , vintage papers

R&F encaustic medium, r&f white encaustic medium, r&f brush cleaner

Bristle brushes, hot plate, tins for encaustic, thermometer, mark making tools to carve into the encaustic

Stencils: DD small pods and scribbles

Shawn Petite stencils: Trees and trees 3

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I'm a mixed media artist living my dream of creating every day and my passion for art has been with me from childhood. I've been teaching and painting for over 26 years in many different mediums, but found my art soul mate in mixed media.

I have been published in several magazines, and have been part of Donna Downey’s Artist Gang and Deco Art Media Design team for several years.

I produce my own line of stencils and create soulful and informative workshops on mixed media.

You can see more of my art, workshops and stencils at www.shawnpetite.com . You can also find me on Instagram @artgirl38 & Facebook.  You will also find me creating everyweek on YouTube

My favorite quote: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. " Maya Angelou