Encaustic Painting

When I saw the latest For Your Inspiration challenge (FYI20) I immediately knew what I wanted to do – encaustic painting.

This technique is actually quite easy – you just need glossy paper, crayons, and an iron. Melt the crayon right onto the iron and smear onto the paper.

Of course once I was done I wasn’t sure how to make it a card, lol. I knew I wanted the encaustic piece to be the focal, so I didn’t want to cover up too much of it. I ended up just adding some die cuts to help frame it.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Birthday Wishes
Stamps: Tea for Two Additions (PTI);
Ink: Lavender Moon (PTI);
Paper: Lavender Moon, Smokey Shadow (PTI); Glossy (SU);
Other: Beautiful Blooms 1 die (PTI); Leafy Flourish (MFT); Rhinestones (Kaiser);
Technique: Encaustic Painting

7 thoughts on “Encaustic Painting

  1. Wow, Karen, that’s beautiful! Does the crayon stick to your iron forever (so you have to use an old iron) or does it clean off easily? I love the effect! You’ve taught me a new technique. 🙂 Thanks for joining us at FYI!

  2. Yes. I remember that card. You forgot to tell me you started so i only saw the final product.

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