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Welcome New Owner: Irene Gut

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Welcome New Owner: Irene Gut

***Please note: the online store will reopen in a few days. We will send out a notification here and on our social media channels when it does*** Hey Everyone! I am so pleased to announce that Irene Gut from Cecil Lake will be taking over the online shop. Irene is an amazing artists, generous teacher, and all around lovely person. She will also be the admin for the Exploring Encaustic Facebook and Instagram pages, continuing with the newsletter, and also the admin for the Friends of Encaustic Art group on Facebook. Irene is a fun and innovative teacher who moves...

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Let’s Think About Inks

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Let’s Think About Inks

With the growing popularity of mixed media applications being used in conjunction with encaustic, one of the hottest trends right now is the use of inks with wax. I always go back to the basics when introducing a new art supply to my encaustic studio: Is it safe to use with encaustic – can I heat it? Is it archival – will it last over time? So just what are people using and how can you use ink with your painting practice? Let me start by saying that I am not an expert on inks and all of the information...

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Encaustic Collage

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Encaustic Collage

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Encaustic Collage class in April. So many adorable paintings were created. Curious about working with collage? All you need is an encaustic painting iron, some beeswax or medium, a variety of papers, and your imagination! I will be offering this course again later this summer in Kaleden, BC and also in Portland, Oregon. Check out all of these gorgeous paintings.

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Bethany in the Spotlight at Galli Publishing

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Bethany in the Spotlight at Galli Publishing

I was so honored to be chosen as an Artists Spotlight participant over at Galli Publishing. I speak about taking workshops with Daniella Woolf. If you haven't viewed their site yet. I highly recommend it. https://www.gallipublishing.com/pages/bethany-handfield

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Custom Wax Page Updated

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Custom Wax Page Updated

Hurrah! We have updated the Custom Wax page so it will be easier to make selections based on the new sets from Encaustic Art the Original  Have a peek and let us know what you think... Custom Waxes Remember, when ordering your custom waxes - let us know in the notes section at checkout or via email after you place your order.  

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