Friday, January 03, 2014

StencilGirl Blog Hop Featuring Kae Pea

Hop, Hop, Hop.......what happens when you start out using stamps and then get distracted, when you use stencils and it doesn't even look like it? Welcome to my world......geez.....

I had every intention of using stamps. In fact, I started out my piece using several of Kae Pea's stamps.....this one
Nancy Curry words and phrases
But alas, in a stupidly distracted studio moment I forgot to photograph the piece because I have encaustic of the brain and slap wax over everything I touch these days. If anyone can understand being distracted I know without a doubt it is Kristen, aka Kae Pea, as she and I share this ailment, good grief.......so anyway, I apologize and hope you will pick up with me here, a few layers later, when I finally grabbed my camera.

Several layers of over-fused encaustic wax on top of rubber stamped wood substrate.
I used Kristen's stencil Simple Geo Circles which I LOVE using to create circles. This photo shows them before fusing.
Here, I have placed the stencil on top of the piece and put a larger circle pattern over the one I previously created. I then used it as a guide to add some encaustic paint around the edge.
Overfusing the paint blurs the edges and all evidence of a stencil is removed.



Final piece. The linear work was done with Golden High Flow Acrylic. 
Close up.

92 comments:

  1. Distracted, aren't we all....love the piece and your smooth wax take om it all. xox

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    1. So embarrassing at times though ;)

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  2. Distractions can be good! Your piece turned out beautiful.

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  3. I love what you have done with the circle stencil & Golden fluid paint. Circles are my favorite. No beginning & no end.,

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  4. This looks like great fun! Encaustic, too? I've been interested, but standing on the sidelines of encaustic. Hmmm . . .

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  5. I know what encaustic is, but I never heard of encaustic paint. Is it something you mix on your own using acrylics or pigments?

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  6. I luv the fused and blurry edges.

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  7. OMG! Mary Beth, encaustic is on my 'must try list' and now I'm even more excited to get going with it! This is stunning!!!

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  8. Oh that encaustic! It is like you are in a dream looking at it. We need to spend some quality time showing me how to do this :)

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  9. So much yummy texture!

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  10. Yowza! Wax, color, stencils, stamps, texture.. Geeze Louize, MB, beautious.

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  11. Gorgeous colors and texture as always ~ and I am a circle lover …so naturally I love this!!

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  12. Love the circles and the use of encaustic. So beautiful!

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  13. I love circles too!!

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  14. The high flow is such an exclamation point.

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  15. MB, this piece is beautiful as would be expected with your talents!

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  16. Very nice. I love both stamps and stencils!

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  17. This is just amazing ♥♥♥♥♥ I haven't' tried any encaustics yet but it is on my to do list .

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  18. WOW! Stunning! Your spirit shines through in all you do!! The circle stencil looks so cool, you could frame it!!

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  19. Hi Mary Beth. I love how you used the stencils for your piece. Kae's stencils are amazing and especially her new ones. Would love to win a set! Thanks!
    p.s. cannot wait to meet you at the Queen's Ink in Maryland in March. Happy New Year.

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  20. I really enjoyed seeing this piece develop. The black trailing certainly was the 'piece de resistance'.

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  21. Amazing stencils! Love the free flowing feel,

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  22. This is gorgeous MB. I haven't played with my stencils and encaustic. Yet. That is something I'm looking forward to doing very soon! Time to set up the wax studio!

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  23. MB, live it! Wonderful composition as I would expect from you

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  24. I understand "encaustic on the brain"!! Looking forward to trying these techniques:)

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  25. Love it. So free-form and colorful. Can't wait to try this.

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  26. What a great technique.

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  27. Interesting process.

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  28. Very interesting - technique and finished product

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  29. As-always, MaryBeth, a very cool piece! Love how you created this- the encaustics really made it! ")

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  30. I am not familiar with encaustic, so this was interesting to see. Thanks for sharing!

    Shawna
    Jsbarts.blogspot.com

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  31. oh, I love this post and the project!!! I am a complete disaster with encaustics, have mucho respect and admiration for this who conquer and create beauty with it so seamlessly!!!! :D

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  32. I love what black does to everything!

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  33. Mary Beth, your painting is so absolutely GORGEOUS!!
    Love, love, love the layers!

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  34. WoWza! Love it! Happy New Year MaryBeth!

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  35. Love encaustics. Love the new Goldens. Love your drizzling. Love my stamp plate..........it's so naked and fresh!!!!!! I love fresh rubber.

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  36. HI Mary Beth: Lovely piece, but I am confused. Everything I have read said you shouldn't use acrylics on top of wax because it won't adhere. Have you found that it sticks well enough to be archival?

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  37. I love the layers and textures you created!

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  38. This is a great blog hop - I'm learning so many new techniques. I think you're the last straw and now I must get some high flow acrylics. I love your work and thanks for showing how you do it.

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  39. What a great blend of different mediums. I wish I could feel the texture!

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  40. This is lovely...I've no encaustic experience, so I really don't get the process; but the product sings!

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  41. purdy neat I love circles

    ArtistPoet dot Girl @gmail dot com

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  42. Like the techniques you have used....beautiful results!

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  43. Great looking! Love the use of the dots.

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  44. Circles are my new go to...love them!

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  45. Your art inspires me, we are out there, just drooling over the things you do.....LOL

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  46. Thanks for sharing. I have not tried en caustic yet but this makes me think I would love the process and the end product.

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  47. I *will not* try encaustic, she repeat endlessly to herself...
    Love the effect, and really interested in how you use your stencils but hide the stencil effect. Cool!

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  48. wow, I love how you took a "paper" art tool, and went in a very different direction!

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  49. Wow, really cool. I have been wanting to try some of the high-flow acrylics and I love the circles stencil. Good idea. thanks

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  50. Beautiful colors and wonderful texture.

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  51. What a cool piece! You are SO creative!

    ....Raine

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  52. Wax on the brain great! The work took on a life of its own. catkitt@aol.com

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  53. Okay, I'm probably the only one on the site that doesn't know what encaustic wax (?) but woah, what a beautiful piece this turned out to be! I love the dimensions and the colors used. The single use of the Golden High Flow acrylic (linear work) just finished off the piece of a beautiful way. I'm going to have to check into this... Thank you so much for sharing with us, Mary Beth.

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  54. Wow! I'd love to see a vid of you doing this!
    What a great idea with the wax!

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  55. very cool. thanks for the inspiration

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  56. I love all texture that you use! is amazing!!!

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  57. Ahhh, I love encaustic. The black line is amazing. Very, very nice.

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  58. Ohh my geezo pete!!! My interest in encaustic art has been at a peak lately...can I pleeeze see more?? The blurred edges of the encaustic medium with the sharpness of the high flow acrylics! Let me say EYE CANDY!

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  59. I am unfamiliar with several of the items and techniques you mentioned, but the results are wonderful!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  60. I love all the texture!

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  61. You've just convinced me to invest in some high flow acrylics! Love the effect.

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  62. Yeah, some of us creative are easily.....................xoxox..........distracted....!

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  63. Love the high flow acrylics. I bought just one color, but haven't tried it yet! Looks great in your piece.

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  64. Oh the movement and the colour, it looks gorgeous

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  65. I've been dreaming encaustic too! Thanks for the hop == :-)
    textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  66. I've taken a couple of encaustic wax classes and this is a new technique for me, it's wonderful. Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to give this a try. :)

    Sar Tann on FB

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  67. I don't have any experience with using high flow acrylics or encaustics but I love the effects. Some day I hope to try them. Your piece is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Lovely and graceful art! I love your style!

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  69. Of course we forgive you. Mary Beth love all round

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  70. What a gorgeous creation! You are so very talented!

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  71. I really like your style

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  72. That's how art flows...just go with it. I haven't tried encaustic but looks like fun.

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  73. Very cool! I'll have to research more on the encaustic technique. I love the idea of layering and getting different results each time!

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  74. What a neat project. I've never worked with encaustics but I love stencils!

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  75. Yep, 'distractions'.. me too, all the time - lol. I'm new to trying stencil techniques, and see some clever ideas used here. tfs

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  76. This hop is proving to be very inspirational!

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  77. so creative.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  78. Looks mappish to me, but then, what doesn't? Love what all of your are doing.

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  79. This lokks like a lot of fun! I haven't tried this yet, I am inspired.

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  80. absolutely love, love, love this....amazing. and the stencils and stamps from kae pea are awesomeness. thank you for the chance to win. xox

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  82. I am so inspired by all your lovely art! The wood burning is awesome and something I would never think to use a stencil for! I guess I need to think outside the box more! Lol

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  83. i just found your blog and I feel really inspired! Love learning how to create awesome effects with the stencil layering.

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  84. I just found your blog...very inspiring what you do with these stencils!

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