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If you were to ask me if I am an artist, you would get an emphatic NO! That title is reserved for my mom and those that can create effortlessly, beautiful paintings, sculptures, drawings etc. Hence the title “Wanna Bee Art”
In an effort to make the most from our little Bee adventure, I’ve taken up making bees wax (encaustic) paints and trying my hand at painting with it. Greeks as far back as 5th century BC were using this type of paint to waterproof and decorate war ships!
I am by no means decorating war ships but rather using a small craft iron and encaustic paper to make interesting pictures. The other technique is using wooden canvasses, painting the hot wax on and then heating it with a heat gun to melt it together. Both techniques can be highly frustrating but most days I come out with one or two things I like!
Since hot wax has a mind of its own you can be certain that any art you purchase will be a one of a kind! Some paintings will have added media such as inks, oil paints, photo transfers, sand, beads, bark you name it! Some are covered with shellac and burnt with a torch to get a mottled crackled look. Zoom in to see the effects!
Layers & layers of luscious beeswax, earth pigments & tree sap.
Layers of beeswax finished with a shellac to create cells and Fine whisps
My largest piece to date. 18”x24” beautiful Alberta blue sky landscape. Distressed frame, ready to hang.
This beauty has SO much texture! You can feel the clouds and the blades of grasses in front. If you’re a tactile person this ones for you!
Painted with a small iron, sometimes a few various heated tools but no paintbrushes are used here.
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Best in small groups, no experience required
Beeswax, paper, photos, India ink, alcohol ink, stamps, oil sticks & more wax.
Fusing layers of beeswax, earth pigments and tree sap together to create a one of a kind painting.
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