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Mixed Media Art: Encaustic Letter Paintings

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Mixed Media Encaustic Letter Painting

Recently I have churned out a lot of new artwork, partially to prepare for the Artist Market and partially because I am so excited about the new style I have begun to delve into. In addition to my 6×6 “snapshot” series I have also begun creating 6″x6″ letter paintings. I love the ability to select different colors, patterns, and piece together letters to create words. I also love the fact that I can list them for only $15, which makes them affordable for people who want original art, but can’t shell out a few hundred dollars.

As a newer Etsy seller I am trying to set myself weekly goals, and I decided this week I wanted to focus on promoting my letter paintings! Stop by my shop to see the other letters and colors I have available (click here). I am also happy to create custom letters, you pick the letter, symbol, number, and color!

Based on the enthusiasm and success from my last letter painting giveaway, I plan on doing another in the future. You just might have the chance to win your own custom letter, free of charge, keep your eyes peeled for a post about it! Thanks for being supportive of my blog, shop, and artsy endeavors, I wouldn’t be able to do it without you!

Mixed Media Encaustic Letters

February Giveaway: Customizable Letter Painting

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I am excited to announce my second giveaway, one of my very own customizable, handmade letter paintings.

These are my most recent art experiments, and listing on my Etsy shop. These 6″x6″ canvases are covered with patterned paper, then sealed with encaustic wax. To top off the interesting background I paint letters using oil paint. These little paintings are the perfect way to decorate a blank wall,  sit on a shelf or mantle. or pair with another work of art!

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These mini works of art are easy to make and only require a handful of materials. It’s a good afternoon project and way to decorate your home! If you love them, but don’t want to make your own, buy one of mine or enter to win one below!

SUPPLIES:

  • 6″x6″ wood panel (or any size wood panel, I prefer the small square, 1 1/2 inches deep)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Encaustic medium
  • Hot plate (with temperature gauge)
  • Glass or metal dishes (to melt the wax in on the heat plate)
  • Heat gun
  • Oil paint
  • Paint brush
  • Mineral spirits

HOW TO:

Step one… Cut or rip your scrapbook paper into strips and glue it onto the wood pane using a hot glue gunl. I typically rip the paper because I like the rough edge it creates

Step two… Place the encaustic medium in a glass or metal container on top of the hot plate. Do not allow the wax to heat beyond 200 degrees, if it reaches temperatures beyond this it can release toxic fumes. Make sure you are in a well ventilated area!

Step three… pour the melted wax on the panel, or paint it on with a paint brush. If you use a paint brush keep in mind the wax will ruin it, I have a few brushes I use exclusively for encaustic.

Step four… Use the heat gun to evenly spread the wax, and make it thin enough to be able to see the paper beneath it.

Step five… Paint your letter, number, or symbol using oil paint! You can purchase cardboard cut outs of lettersto trace around at places such as Hobby Lobby.

Step six… Hang on your wall and enjoy!

Hang a letter to reflect each member of your family, or add ampersands, plus signs, and hearts to his and hers letters. These letter paintings are so much fun to make, and are made with a lot of love a little bit of glue. I currently have them listed at my shop for $15.oo per letter.

For my February giveaway I am offering one of my letter paintings. The winner gets to choose the background color and letter, or symbol, of their choice. The customized painting will be shipped to your doorstep free of charge!

In order to participate all you have to do is comment on this post! Next Sunday the winner will be selected at random using the And the Winner Is plugin.

I wish each one of you good luck, I look forward to choosing the winner in one short week! Thanks for participating in my giveaway and supporting my blog!

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