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Fusing or Burning In

You might think that fusing is not a technique, but the application of varying amounts of heat and the force (wind) of heat can produce multiple effects. Fusing is more than a necessity, it is the basic skill that portrays the individuals unique style.

The basic fusing principle is to heat (fuse) the surface layers- between each application. Render the surface to high sheen and then quickly back off; the surface appears to just start to melt.

Further heat application can push (blow) the paint around; depending on desired effect.

Combination of heat application and other techniques will result in a multitude of surfaces. See Inlay or IntarsiaIntaglioCarving ToolsMetal Sculpting Tools, and Printmaking Scrapers for more info.

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Revisiting old topics and filling in holes is quite a chore, yet a necessary one, one that will offer more quality information. For example: recent activity and questions surrounding hardboard and/or masonite, has directed our attention to fill in the blanks on that topic (currently under revision/addition), as well as, more about gesso (specifically encaustic gesso) and other topics (search the tabs), all are in the works. 

Prior years were to get as much general information as possible up and available- a starting point. More and more however, new topics are focused and detailed, and old ones will be getting revisiting; removing any possibility of confusion. 

I should point out that this is a one person operation (takes me awhile to get around to everything, ohh yeah, I should make some art), Anyway, where was I?, oh! one person operation..., even though I tend to refer in posts and topics as we, it is to remove the need to revisit things later when it really is we. All of this whilst working, making art, and whatever may be the case.

As always, I welcome any opinions, comments, and questions- simply contact me.

Thank you
Jonathan Parks