Encaustic Luminaria: Wax and Light, with Bridget Benton, Dec 2

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Encaustic Luminaria: Wax and Light, with Bridget Benton, Dec 2

185.00

Saturday, December 2, 10-4  $185 includes everything you need to make three beautiful lanterns – including LED candles!

In this beginner-friendly workshop, we'll be using wax-based paint on paper to create beautiful, glowing lanterns.  Encaustic paint saturates the paper, making the paper stiff, water resistant and slightly translucent – a great material for folding and shaping. 

 

We'll cover several ways of decorating the paper, including using stencils, ink, encaustic paint, and a wax fountain pen. You can decorate the paper before we apply wax or you can use the wax paint to create your pattern. The wax can also be used as a resist to create batik-style effects. I’ll also show you collage techniques that allow you to incorporate stamped or found imagery.  

 

Everyone will have the opportunity to work on up to three lanterns.  All materials included.  Feel free to bring your own rubber stamps and mylar stencils.  For the collage component, feel free to bring your own one-sided images (laser-printed, photocopied, or bleed-resistant inkjet images work best – nothing that smears when wet!). For collage materials, the thinner the paper, the better – that way, you don’t lose translucency. Or, you can dig through my stash at class time!

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