Encaustic Workshop Review, Part 2

Last month I took a wonderful encaustic workshop at R&F Paints in Kingston, NY. If you’d like to read the earlier or later post, please click here:  Encaustic Workshop Review, Part 1 and Encaustic Workshop Review, Part 3.

This glorious blast of color is a partial shot of the gorgeous paint sticks available for use while at R&F. I’ve only been there twice, but each time I am drawn to this wall with eyes wide open. So many possibilities with this array of rich colors!

R & F Paints - encaustic workshop - pigment sticks

Today I’d like to share the artist trading cards (ATCs) I worked on at the workshop.

Encaustic ATC in progress 2 (Marjie Kemper)

Here they are in the initial stages (maybe 5 layers of encaustic medium at this point, plus some pigment paint sticks).

Encaustic ATC in progress (Marjie Kemper)

That old piece of metal mesh is one of my favorite mark making tools. I used it as a stencil on the ATCs.

Encaustic ATC in progress 3 (Marjie Kemper)

More medium, plus the stencil and pigment sticks. I liked where they were going at this point.

Encaustic ATC in progress 4 (Marjie Kemper)

I added some bits of torn paper and fused them here.  They’re not finished, and I’m hoping to have time to get back to them in February. Do you do encaustic work? I bought all the tools when I took my first workshop at R&F in 2014, and I hope to devote some real time to it this year.

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Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Great fun, I would have loved that metal too. xox

  2. Beautiful as always, Marjie! ♥ Everything you lay your hands on became absolutly georgeous!
    Hugs, Anita ♥

  3. debbie thyr says:

    I love encaustics! I love scraping and scarring the wax and the way it feels when it’s being heated. It really makes you think differently while doing all other types of mediums.

  4. Encaustic work is not something I have tried but your ATCs already look fabulous! Great colours! Anne xx

  5. So pretty. Love all the colors too. Saved the top photo for my screen saver. 🙂 TFS!

  6. First Anita and now you! Love it and what a fun workshop it must be. Happy New Year!

  7. Yum-a-licious, Marjie! Taking an encaustic workshop is on my To Do list this year.

  8. Those look gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!