Saturday, December 30, 2017

Faux Encaustic Effects


I love the look of encaustics and have always thought that the effect would lend itself well to my work. But the lack of ventilation and space in my NYC apartment, the expense of adding yet another group of art supplies, and the extra time and effort the process requires have always put me off.


Enter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture, one of my new embossing powders for artists from Emerald Creek.


I designed this translucent blend of multi-toned yellows and browns as a way to get a faux encaustic effect with ease. 


It is also perfect for adding an antiqued, vintage look to any surface. 


Because it is translucent, it does not cover up any detail from the layers below.


Stay tuned for video tutorials on how to create this effect, as well as on how to use Vintage Beeswax and all 6 other Baked Texture flavors to add a new direction to your artwork.

New Year's Day

30 comments:

Jennalee Jackson said...

This is perfection!! I love the look of encaustic but like you don’t want to invest in the supplies or make space. This looks to be the perfect answer!! Can’t wait for he video tutorial!!

cHim-prints said...

Thank you for addressing the addition of yet another process, e.g. encaustics, to the swelling collection of supplies! I'm looking forward to the video as well. That IS a beautiful sample btw...

Monica Downing said...

Same Same...lack of space, funds and just being intimidated by the encaustic process in general have kept me from going there. I am so excited to get the powders and try oh so many things. Awesome stuff Seth!!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Of course I love this, absolutely perfect for me . Love love love. So pleased I ordered. Tracy x x

Fliss said...

Absolutely amazing technique Seth and it looks really awesome on your artwork.
Eagerly awaiting my order of the whole set from That's Crafty!
Fliss x

Ann Barnes said...

I am truly excited about this product! I like be the look of encaustic! Looking forward to seeing your tutorial.

Cindy Marlow said...

You keep teasing about these "tutorials". WHEN??? Way too excited to see how to use this new product!

Redanne said...

Oh be still my beating heart!! I didn't realise this one is translucent, going back to add this to my order, the result is fabulous, it really does look like encaustic - wow!! x

Bryan Evans said...

Looking forward to those tutorials, don't forget the walnut ink!!!

Zelda said...

Can it be used on pieces that will be framed under glass?

Karla Yungwirth said...

This looks amazing!!

Gwen Lafleur said...

Translucent embossing powder... genius. Can't wait to get mine so I can try it out :)

Squiddy said...

Looks like one we will want to by by the kilogramme, rather than by the ounce!

Lynda Howells said...

This is amazing.... l have the same problem .... no ventilation. So a huge thank you xxxx

cecile graven said...

Great, just great !

Pat said...

Oh my goodness!!!

Distinctly daisy said...

I think this one is my favourite of all the blends you have released. Totally awesome effect, yet achieved so simply. It has gone on my wish list for 2018.

Sara Barker said...

I am oohing and aahing over this blend! Got get my hands on some of this! I'm so pleased you are providing some examples, so I know which to start with. I have also wanted to try the encaustic style, but am hesitant due to fumes and catching my little Closet on fire! Ha! Ha! Thank you for the inspiration!

Mary C. Nasser said...

So brilliant to create an embossing powder that looks like beeswax! This is so rich and beautiful and looks like actual encaustic! Thanks for creating this amazing blend for all of us to incorporate into our art. I'm looking forward to trying it over text like you have. That look is great!

craftytrog said...

So cool!!! Can't wait to try this Seth! Looks so much easier and safer than real encaustic art.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I am so excited to start playing with these ... what an incredible effect you've achieved!
I was just going to place my pre-order, when I realized that it doesn't mention what other product is needed. Do you just use regular embossing ink? - or is there something else that is recommended?
Thanks!
Tristan

Jackie P Neal said...

Gorgeousness! So glad you shared what this looks like on a piece! Yup, I'm in!!!
Looking forward to your videos!! Woo hoo! What a great way to enter the New Year!
Jackie xo

Linda M. Cain said...

This one intrigued me the most. Brilliant concept.

The Altered Paper said...

Such a cool effect! Love the look.

Robert said...

Looks like a “go-to” product for many mixed media artists, Seth. Looks amazing!

whyducks said...

Looks gorgeous Seth, I can't believe it isn't wax.

Gaby Bee said...

Awesome! I'm looking forward to the video.

Karen said...

so excited for this!

Kirsten said...

Those are my reasons too so I will be getting this and all the other EPs as soon as I can. Looking forward to the videos.

A Pink said...

Just watched your demo vid, Seth and this really is 'HOT! Such a terrific effect. Totally LOVE the sample piece you have created using the Vintage Beeswax.
x