'Amigos', heated wax crayon and India ink, ATC. A little quick ATC from yesterday. I like 'finding' imagery in abstract blobs of colour.
My starter pack of 16 encaustic wax blocks came today so now I will have the opportunity to try pigment wax and compare it to the crayons. I am looking forward to experimenting.
'Taking time to smell the flowers', Wax encaustic blocks and India ink, ATC.
On a first quick trial of the encaustic blocks, I found them to be thinner in substance and more translucent in effects than the crayola crayons.
I also tried to melt neocolour wax crayons and these were heavier, difficult to melt and gave thick opaque effects.
1. encaustic blocks- translucent effects
2. crayola crayons- medium effects
3. caran d'ache wax- thick and opaque effects
Strange to say, I prefer the crayola crayons for melting by iron. The encaustic blocks may be better in a painterly method using brushes.
Has anyone else tried these and with what results?