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Paint Scraper

Do you want to remove paint fast, create wide bands, or stripes within your encaustic painting?

Large paint scrapers, typically designed to remove paint from the side of a house or other common surface, are the perfect tool for the job. This is even more so with very large pieces- making the job go much more quickly and easily.

This particular scraper was used to create the textured effect seen at the beginning of the technique, Building Texture, also pictured below.

To remove paint simply scrape till your heart is content, that is, if the only thing you wish to do is remove the paint. But there is removing, and then there is removing- meaning: remove to just to remove or removing as a controlled technique.

From the technique: Building Texture
Revealing under-layers and creating wide bands of paint is done better by softening the surface with a heat gun. Cold wax will chip along the edges as with using printmaking scrapers (another tool used for removing paint along with other techniques) and carving tools. So unless this is a desired effect, it is better to warm the surface and your tools.  

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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. 

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Thank you
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