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Encaustic Art Hotplate Compact now available

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Encaustic Art Hotplate Compact now available

  Here it is! The new Encaustic Art Hotplate :-)   So many possibilities open up with this ingenious Hotplate! Once fit together and heated up you can let your creative juices flow! You can work directly on the surface with a card or other lightweight board or use the heated platform as a palette for melting and mixing your colours when painting with a brush. It is suitable for all direct surface work and as an excellent mixing palette and for flat bottomed metal tin palettes – good base surface contact of tins is essential. Please have a look at...

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Fun tips for your Stylus

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Fun tips for your Stylus

     I JUST RECIEVED SOME FUN TIPS FOR YOUR STYLUS Icon shapes are very popular and used everywhere, so I added some fun tips with obvious meanings to the online shop. These can be used to imprint an icon shape or to make patterns, borders or to other marks within your artwork. They can be more versatile than you might imagine and work on edges as well as in flat form.                                                         ...

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Introducing the new Encaustic Art Stylus Pro

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Introducing the new Encaustic Art Stylus Pro

 I am so happy to tell you that the new Encaustic Art Stylus Pro is now available :-)   It comes with three attachments (see pictures above) and has an on/off switch with two different heat settings plus a red light that shows when the stylus is turned on.  Good news is that all the threaded attachments from the previous model will still fit into the Stylus Pro. Soon there will be many more fancy attachments available. Better news yet is that it sells for the same price (58.50 plus tax) as the model before! Please visit the website...

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Welcome New Owner: Irene Gut

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Welcome New Owner: Irene Gut

***Please note: the online store will reopen in a few days. We will send out a notification here and on our social media channels when it does*** Hey Everyone! I am so pleased to announce that Irene Gut from Cecil Lake will be taking over the online shop. Irene is an amazing artists, generous teacher, and all around lovely person. She will also be the admin for the Exploring Encaustic Facebook and Instagram pages, continuing with the newsletter, and also the admin for the Friends of Encaustic Art group on Facebook. Irene is a fun and innovative teacher who moves...

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Let’s Think About Inks

Posted by Bethany Handfield on

Let’s Think About Inks

With the growing popularity of mixed media applications being used in conjunction with encaustic, one of the hottest trends right now is the use of inks with wax. I always go back to the basics when introducing a new art supply to my encaustic studio: Is it safe to use with encaustic – can I heat it? Is it archival – will it last over time? So just what are people using and how can you use ink with your painting practice? Let me start by saying that I am not an expert on inks and all of the information...

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