Have you heard of Encaustic Paints? Well, if you haven't, let me tell you ALL about it!
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!
When painting with encaustic paints, it is best to work with untreated wood surfaces. When I was deciding what to paint, I thought long and hard about the project I was going to do. As I looked around and saw random buttons, beads, and needles shoved in different corners of our studio, I knew I needed a home to contain all of my supplies.
I found a little wooden box that was PERFECT to organize my supplies and would work great with my encaustic paints. I painted a couple of flowers with a light blue and yellow background. I love how vibrant the yellow is. It looks like the sun is shining bright behind my flowers. My supplies are now organized in a box that looks like artwork! Who said storage had to be boring?