Oct 24, 2013 | Post by: Meghan

Blitsy Thursday’s: Encaustic Painted Trinket Box

Have you seen all of the crayon art on Pinterest? If you haven’t, people melt crayons on canvas to create colorful artwork.  Well, I have a way for your to get a similar, but better effect!

So, you might be wondering “What the heck are Encaustic Paints?”. Encaustic is a wax based paint (composed of beeswax, resin and pigment), which is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to an absorbent surface and then reheated in order to fuse the paint.  The word ‘encaustic’ comes from the Greek word enkaiein, meaning to burn in, referring to the process of fusing the paint. This is such an awesome way to create artwork with vibrant colors and textures!

I have never used this type of paint before, but let me tell you it is freakin’ AMAZING! You do not have to have experience with this paint to make something really cool.  Since the paint is wax based, just a swipe of your paint brush on your canvas looks like you are a professional artist.  Trust me on the cool factor!

Check out the full tutorial here.  These would make and amazing gift for someone who loves creating.

Encaustic painted wooden box :: www.blitsy.com

Encaustic painted wooden box :: www.blitsy.com

Encaustic painted wooden box :: www.blitsy.com

Encaustic painted card :: www.blitsy.com

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