The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Studio Play

Home for the weekend
So fired up the hot wax
and began to play
This is a concertina book that has been on the go for a while now

It is corugated cardboard
covered in plaster bandage
Then plaster of paris was added

Several layers of paint
a layer of xanthorrhoea resin

And today i added encaustic medium
and rubbed in dry pigment
slowly it is getting to a place I like

This is a sample card of indigo powder
in encaustic medium
some have a little titanium white
and some a little yellow ochre

Indigo powder in cold wax medium over
a natural finishing joint compound
on fabric

and two little encaustic paintings
plaster on encasutiboard

indigo and titanium white

both as encaustic paint
and dry pigment
These are of course more samples
for the workshop at teh Natural Dye Symposium

But now it is time to start the prep work
for wood fired pizzas
x te


ronnie said...

the indigo pieces are especially fascinating! oooo how I wish I could have made it to the NDS!

Velma Bolyard said...

ok, trace, now you are tempting me TOO much. such surfaces AND pizza...