Hello everyone,
 
I'm delighted to bring you this class where we explore the beautiful combination of luminous encaustic wax and portraits! 
 
For years, I have adored this marriage of mediums and now I want to share some of my favorite techniques.
 
Whether you are looking to combine photography, collage or your mixed media paintings with wax - this is the class for you - as I will guide you through all these processes.
 
Encaustic wax creates a glowing layer of mystery and mood to your portraits and allows for much experimentation and exploration of other mediums too! You will create truly expressive and unique portraits that will have you hooked on this gorgeous blend. 
 
I hope you will join me in class!
 
xo,
Ivy
 

 
 

 
 

PROJECT 1 - PHOTOGRAPHY & WAX PORTRAIT


In this first project, we will create a mixed media & encaustic portrait using either your own photography or a copyright free image. 
I'll show you how to incorporate the luscious medium of wax with watercolors, oil pastels, collage and more! You will love the effect!

 
 
 

PROJECT 2 - OIL & WAX SKETCH

In our second project, we will be creating a project using a reproduction from our sketchbooks and combining it will wax! 
For this piece, we will use collage and oil paint to enhance a sketch and elevate it, creating a unique and beautiful piece of mixed media & encaustic art!

 
 
 

PROJECT 3 - WATER & WAX PORTRAIT

In our third project, I will guide you through my process of drawing a face in graphite with my non-dominant hand, then layer it with watercolors, colored pencils, oil paint and finally a layer of glowing wax. You will delight in creating this atmospheric and expressive portrait!

 
 

 

* ONLY $77.00 *

Registration NOW Open!
 

 

 
 

Here’s what you’ll learn when you’ve completed the classroom.

If you have never worked with oil paints, you are in for a treat! This process provides an amazing backdrop for your composition, giving a wonderful texture and making the piece almost glow from within. 
 
Combined with the dreamy effect of encaustic wax layers this combo makes for a stunning finished piece of work! You will fall in love with this process!
Once these compositions are complete, we will be incorporating encaustic wax layers and techniques to truly add another dimension of depth and beauty to these works!
 
I will be guiding you through several techniques such as collage, painting over collage and image transfers, adding stamps and vintage papers, paint application (both acrylic and oil), creating layers with wax, fusing and much more! Over 5 hours of video, plus tons of info, resources and access to my curated image gallery.
 

 
 

 

* ONLY $77.00 *

Registration NOW Open!

 

 
 
 
 
 

What will you learn in this class?

I WILL BE GUIDING YOU THROUGH SEVERAL TOPICS AND TECHNIQUES SUCH AS:

How to safely set up your encaustic wax tools
Layering encaustic wax
Collaging paper into wax
Using oil paint with encaustic wax
Mixed media techniques with wax
How to fuse correctly
Preparing your surface for encaustics
Drawing a portrait with graphite & clear gesso
Using watercolors to paint your portrait
Using reproductions of photography to incorporate into wax pieces
Image transfer onto wax
Using gold leaf and wax
Using oil pastels and encaustic wax
Sgraffito techniques
And much more….

 
 

 

* ONLY $77.00 *

Registration NOW Open!

 

 

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