Michael Bossom shows how to create encaustic art using an iron and molten wax. He explains this ancient artform from the tools needed to the basic technique and beyond, to creating simple abstracts, impressive landscapes, fantasy paintings and delicate works of art using further techniques.
Encaustic art is an ancient art form, nowadays practised by using a hot iron and other tools with molten wax on a non-absorbent surface. Internationally renowned expert, Michael Bossom, explains how to get started, from the tools needed to the basic techniques of smoothing, dabbing, marking and working with the point of the iron, and beyond, to creating simple abstracts, impressive landscapes, fantasy paintings and more. Clear instructions, helpful tips and step by step photographs build the reader's skills, working from simple techniques through to impressive effects with wax. Finally, learn indirect wax transfer methods to produce beautiful, delicate works of art. Perfect for beginners to encaustic art, with plenty to inspire experienced artists to hone their skills and branch out.
* Internationally renowned author with a high profile in the UK and US
* Encaustic art made simple for beginner,s with inspiration for experienced artists
* Clear instructions with step-by-step photographs
* Build skills working from simple greetings cards to beautiful paintings
Table of Contents
Tools and materials
Developing your technique
Wax transfer techniques