Inner Visions

Inner Visions

Friday, November 8, 2013

"Grateful" a blog hop with Stencil Girl


I'm using Jane LaFazio's beautiful 
'PODS' stencil  
and encaustic paints on an 8 x 8 cradled wood panel
to create "Grateful".








 I start by writing down some of the many reasons I have to be grateful.
(Although these words will be covered as the work progresses,
knowing that they're there inspires me throughout the creation of this piece.)
I then prime the surface of the raw wood with three coats of beeswax,
fusing with a  torch between each layer.





A thin coat of Titanium White is added to the primed surface, then fused.

I paint a thin coat of Alizarin Orange next and fuse.
Fusing is necessary 
between each layer when painting with encaustic wax. 

Stencil time!!  I apply encaustic paints right over the stencil;
light over dark, dark over light...


…repositioning the stencil and painting through it
                                            with warm hues until I'm satisfied.                                                             


Swooshes of encaustic paint and coats of encaustic medium
are applied between layers to add depth.

This time I apply burnt umber encaustic paint through the stencil, 

...remove the stencil and fuse again.

How about a little ochre Pan Pastel?  Pan Pastels loves wax!

Let's add some text with a transfer technique:
 With toner copy face down, burnish onto the solid wax surface….
…and rub off the paper with a spritz of water.  Only the text will remain.   

"Grateful"          by Julie Snidle


Now "HOP" on over to these other Blogs to see their projects!


Blog Hop Order
Jenny Lee Cochran


StencilGirl Products is giving away a prize on the StencilGirl Talk blog.  
ALL comments left on ALL blogs are eligible to win.  The more blogs you leave comments on,
the more chances you have to be the lucky winner!  
The giveaway will close on Monday, November 11 at midnight CST.


48 comments:

  1. Amazing, loved the color, the text transfer and the whole project, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thank you so much for all the information about the encaustic process. It is such a yummy final image. The Pds work wonderfully well.

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  3. what and awesome work, is so fantastic, thanks for sharing how to do!

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  4. Julie, this is beautiful. I keep wanting to try encaustic but I'm a little intimidated by it. However, your tutorial adds some more wonderful ideas to my list of what to try if I ever get to it!

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  5. Beautiful! I've never heard of encaustic work ... love new (to me) art forms! Your piece turned out so wonderful. Thanks for sharing your step-by-step process.

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  6. Oh . . . this is just beautiful!

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  7. Yum! I love the richness of color and layers! thanks so much for participating in the blog hop!!

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  8. Stunning - I love this!
    I've never tried encaustic either!

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  9. I too have yet to try any encaustic crafts either; however; your project has given me the inspiration to give it a try sooner rather than later! Turned out so beautiful even if it is a long process! This new visitor and follower is looking forward to your future works! Thank you for taking the time to share with us hoppers!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous piece, I love the inclusion of the transferred text. I would not have thought to use it on top of encaustic. The resulting piece is wonderful. I'm so glad I got to find your blog.

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  11. I love the deep look you got with the wax.

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  12. What an amazing piece. Love the stencil

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  13. The burnt sienna was a little scary - but it turned out great!!

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  14. Grateful to feast my eyes on this fabuous piece using Jane's stencils! Now I need to learn encaustic....thank you!

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  15. Yet another amazing process! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. The encaustic piece looks fab! Thanks for sharing the process! textilerecycler@yahoo.com

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  17. Very cool. I'm dying to do some work with wax and encaustics.

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  18. Glad to see someone on this blog hop using encaustics -nice work!

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  19. I've never used encaustics but they are so pretty! Great job!

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  20. That is gorgeous. I love the colors and am intrigued by encaustics.

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  21. All the layers and the colors are so beautiful!

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  22. A wonderful and fun blog hop and fantastic stencils to work with. Many thanks...

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  23. Love the unique use of the stencils!

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  24. Thanks you for the demo. I have never tried en caustic, but I do love your results.

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  25. Thanks for your kind comments. If you're ever in the St. Louis area and want to take an encaustic workshop, just let me know.

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  26. wowzers. i'm blown away by the wax/pan pastels... all of it! truly in love with your depth, your color range, and visual beauty with all of that amazing texture!!!! thank you for showing the beauty!

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  27. One of these days I must try the encaustics, or some small form of it with bees wax. This is very exciting, what you have done with the stencils and encaustic, I haven't seen these techniques together before. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. So much texture and depth on this wood panel! AMAZING colors! I am in love with the finished piece! TFS!

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  29. Beautiful painting, Julie!
    I love how you started the process of making this by writing down some of the reasons you have to be grateful!

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  30. wow didnt know where this was gonna end up i loved every step. thank you so much for the ideas. grateful for the chances to win. xoxo

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  31. Beautiful use of the stencil and beautiful finished project! I am grateful to see all the ideas on this hop!

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  32. Such a beautiful piece of art! Thanks for sharing all the steps and processes and thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  33. Great instructions and beautiful piece of art. Thank you for sharing!

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  34. I really enjoyed watching the process of encaustics and using the stencils!! I'm curious enough about this that I will check out a few books at the library about it!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful art piece! I'm sure the pictures do not show the depth of what I imagine it may have!
    I am grateful for my small library in my community! Everyone there is so nice and very helpful!

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  35. Rich, warm and lovely..I agree this makes you want to explore more about encaustics.

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  36. Thanks for sharing that the wax technique works well with the pan pastels. The contrast in this piece makes it feel rich.

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  37. thank you! I have been wondering about this type of art and you have hosted a wonderful introduction!

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  38. Thank you for your wonderful encaustic tutorial Julie! Beautiful project!

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  39. The colors are so perfect for fall. Love the wax!

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  40. Encaustic is one medium I havent used although I have all the materials. You make me want to start working with was asap! Love your project and love the stencils!

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  41. Julie- A FABULOUS piece! Thank you so much for showing your techniques and steps! I love the art you have created with Jane's stencil!

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  42. What an amazing canvas - with so much depth! Love it!

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