The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Friday, November 29, 2013

Woolly Hearts

New in the shop
Woolly Hearts
Naturally dyed
wool fabric
Hand Stitched
with a silk string loop
and filled with love
and wool
They all feature

an area

of handstitch

to show they have been mended

x te

Friday, November 22, 2013

Workshops for December

Encaustic basics FULL
Description: In this introductory class we begin with safety, the most important component in learning encaustic. We address ventilation, correct working temperatures, and the proper use of equipment. I will explain how to make your own of encaustic medium and paint, appropriate supports and how to make a traditional gesso ground. I will show you how to size a panel, the many different ways to apply paint, fusing options, how the paint looks at full strength versus glazing, and focus on how to achieve a smooth surface.
You will learn how to treat the edges of your panels, control your work through different fusing techniques, control your brush strokes and learn a variety of methods of drawing into and onto your work. Techniques include incising, filling, scraping, drawing and creating texture.
All materials are included.
Though I will provide with things you can bring if you wish to personalise your work.

Encaustic: Next Steps FULL

Description: Wax is the perfect ground for inclusions and transferred imagery. I show you a variety of transfer techniques using carbon paper, carbon pencils, graphite, charcoal,, and toner based images. Learn how to collage paper and fibre into your work. Add bling to your work through the use of metal leaf.
 All materials are included. 
Though I will provide with things you can bring if you wish to personalise your work.

Prerequisite: Encaustic Basics I or equivalent skills 

For more info please see
Workshop Wednesday
Both of these workshops are now FULL
Thanks all
I shall post January's workshops soon
If there are any of the workshops
that you would particularly like 
please let me know

x te

Sunday, November 17, 2013

December Workshops

I have started to work on putting up
the workshops for December
I will be featuring encaustic
at the moment it is just 
dates and titles
more info to follow
Please contact me if you think you
might be interested

x te

Thursday, November 14, 2013


I am experimenting
with printing
with milk paints
This is my favourite
so far
x te

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Workshop Wednesday

The workshop on 27 Nov: Plaster Book  is now FULL.
I will be rerunning this workshop in December along with a couple of encaustic workshops.
Details will be up soon

I still have places in my Playing with Egg workshop.
This is a really fun and very versatile medium.
In fact one of my favourites.
Have alook above at Workshop Wednesdays
and let me know if you are interested.
Egg resist under indigo

Stenciled egg moon

Stencil over ink

x te

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Tea Moon Sets

As requested there
are now several sets of 
Tea Moon Cards 
up for sale in my
 Shortly I will be 
loading some 
that are on 
100%recycled card

x te