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The Encaustic Studio: A Wax Workshop in Mixed-Media Art

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Award-winning encaustic artist Daniella Woolf shares her groundbreaking techniques and ideas in working with encaustic, a highly-versatile and popular mixed-media technique that unifies and brings all elements together. Inside this essential resource on encaustic art, you'll discover a thorough introduction to materials and methods, pigment exploration, sculptural techniques, and incorporating found objects.

Daniella also teaches you how to compose encaustic art by layering such...

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The Encaustic Studio: A Wax Workshop in Mixed-Media Art

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Overview

Award-winning encaustic artist Daniella Woolf shares her groundbreaking techniques and ideas in working with encaustic, a highly-versatile and popular mixed-media technique that unifies and brings all elements together. Inside this essential resource on encaustic art, you'll discover a thorough introduction to materials and methods, pigment exploration, sculptural techniques, and incorporating found objects.

Daniella also teaches you how to compose encaustic art by layering such techniques as collage, stenciling, masking, pigmenting, and image transfers into wax, as well as how to fuse the layers with heat. You'll be inspired by a broad selection of projects and progress into extending the myriad of possibilities using encaustic techniques. The versatility of encaustic is enhanced and beautifully illustrated throughout the book.

Also included in the book is a one-hour bonus DVD showcasing Daniella's expert teaching and the book's extensive techniques.

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"I got to see the very first copy and it's wonderful...and....comes with a DVD. Daniellas art with wax is so interesting and so different and you can learn all her tips and tricks...of which there are MANY...in her book." - Suze Weinberg Blog

"I don't usually do this, but I am about to gush over a new technique book. The Encaustic Studio: A Wax Workshop in Mixed-Media Art by Daniella Woolf is simply the best, most comprehensive, and most inspiring book on encaustic art techniqueshave ever seen--and a video comes with it, to boot."b- Cate Prato, online editor, ClothPaperScissors.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596683907
  • Publisher: Interweave Press
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 805,059
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniella Woolf, known as "the encaustic gypsy," has worked in fiber, collage, jewelry, metalsmithing, installation, and encaustic art. She teaches for R+F Paints and WaxWorksWest and conducts workshops around the world. She is the author of Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility, and produced a teaching DVD under the same title. Daniella's work has been published in many catalogs and magazines. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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Table of Contents


Introduction
Tools and Materials
Design Theory, Visual Thinking, and Inspiration
Preparation, Finishing, and Studio Tips
Techniques
Transfers
Lines and Edges
Collage
Pigment
3-D and Sculptural
Projects
A Day with You
Mom's Recipes
Collage Composition
True Grid with Variations
Stripes (Love Notes to Me)
What's in a Name
Encaustic Spirit Boat
Paper Pyramids
Gallery
Resources
Recommended Reading
Index
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