Painting with Pressed, Encaustic Soaked Papers

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Painting with Pressed, Encaustic Soaked Papers

September 5, 2025 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Shore Room

About Session

When I finish painting for the day, I mop up any paint leftover on my heated pallet with tissue paper. I collect these paper and later I can use them in my encaustic painting. I first started this process when I was trying to capture the beautiful look of the layered rocks we saw in Maine. I start with a 6″ x 24″ board, but you can use any wooden substrate. After a few layers of encaustic medium, I start adhering the papers to the substrate, arranging them in a pleasing color pallet. When all the papers are adhered, I cover the entire piece with a layer of medium, then I start adding finishing touches. These can be oil sticks, pan pastels, or even tar. I have also added stencil marks as a top layer.

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