ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP SUPPLY LIST - 2 DAYS
Linda will supply the beeswax medium, some supports, brushes, heat guns, torches, lots of tools, etc.
VERY NECESSARY (MUST HAVE - bring with you 1st day)
Oil paint - variety of colors - your choice OR oil sticks - I prefer oil paint
Collage papers / rice paper / tissue paper / fabric / ribbon / collage items (if you want to collage things into your piece)
tuna/cat food cans - about 5
Dry Pigment - 1 or 2 different colors
Supports - Ampersand Encausticbord or plywood (nothing with regular gesso on it. (5 or 6) I will furnish some plywood to use. You can also use cradled and non-cradled panels with no gesso or ground on them) You can also use Arches “OIL PAPER” - to mount when you get home. Do not gesso.
Suggested, but not necessary: Images - copies (for photo transfers) - laser copies - NOT jet We will be spending time on photo transfers. The photos should have LOTS OF CONTRAST. Be sure to take your photos to a copy center and get Laser Copies, jet printers do not work.
I will be supplying some supports for the encaustic (plywood). But, if you desire to use your own support - purchase Ampersand’s “encausticbord” either cradled or not cradled. If you purchase the cradled, you will not need to frame. MUST be encausticbord or claybord - anything that has gesso on it can not be used.
Another choice would be “Multi-Media Board”. This is similar to a paper, but not really paper. It is sold at most art supply stores or can be ordered on-line. It comes in various sizes. If you use this - it will need to be framed or mounted.
I will have for your use - but if you have special ones for your use only, bring along
Transfer paper / Carbon paper
Variety of stamps to make impression into wax
OLD oil brushes - nothing good - variety of sizes of flats and rounds (bristle) MUST BE BRISTLE (or natural fiber) BRUSHES - the cheaper the better (Home Depot and Lowe’s sell chip brushes that work well) - synthetic will melt - I will provide 5 brushes.
If you have any questions, call me. 717-623-2333. www.LindaBentonMcCloskey.com