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Making Samples

Learning to use encaustic is sometimes trial and error and making samples may help; this is especially when you want to avoid destroying what you are currently working on. Samples rarely need to be bigger than three inches by three inches on masonite, MDF, or other inexspensive substrates. You may also be able to recycle the paint used in your samples by removing it with a scraper or other tool.  Click here to read more about masonite, MDF, or other substrates.

Samples also go a long way in explaining your process to those who may not have a complete understanding of what you are doing and how you got to where your piece is currently at.

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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