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Garland collage

basic encaustic process

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by JuliannaKunstler.com




  • 16"x20" black illustration board (or any other dark color)
  • Glue bottle
  • Green yarn
  • Printouts (2)
  • Wax crayons
  • Tracing paper
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Step 1: the board

Draw 6-7 curves with a pencil.

Precut green yarn to fit the length of the curves.

Go over the lines with a glue. One line at a time!

Place yarn over the glue line.


Let the glue dry.

Step 2: encaustic

Shave some light/bright colored wax crayons.

Do not combine complementary colors - they will produce brown when mixed.

Lay the shavings on the printout.

Make sure you have a table protected - use a piece of cardboard.

Set iron temperature to low or medium.

Place a piece of tracing paper over the printout.

Hold the iron and move it lightly to start the melting process.
You can move melted wax back and forth to make sure all lights are colored.

Remove tracing paper.

Let the printout cool down.

Step 3: putting together

Cut out the lights.
Glue the lights onto the board.