Date Recorded: Friday, May 7, 2021
In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of beeswax collage. Using natural filtered beeswax as adhesive, a crock pot and a mini quilting iron, I will show you how to build up layers and play with transparency using a collection of recycled and hand-painted papers, tissue paper, thread and other found objects.
Beeswax can be applied to a variety of surfaces but in this demo I will use wood panel. You can also dip dimensional items into melted beeswax, and then apply them to your artwork. Beeswax becomes more opaque as more layers are added. As you build up your coats, you will bring out the dreamy, soft-focus quality of the material. I suspect you will fall in love, as I did, with this beautiful and fragrant collage technique.
Lucie Duclos is a designer, art instructor and mixed media artist living in Victoria, British Columbia. She teaches online classes on Skillshare and CourseCraft and has taught over 15,000 students between the 2 platforms. She works with a lot of different mediums and techniques from pen and ink to watercolor, printmaking, encaustics, collage, acrylics, gouache and bookmaking.
She was the cover artist for UPPERCASE magazine issue 41 and has been a guest speaker on several international podcasts. You can find her fabrics and wallpaper design on Spoonflower. She is starting to teach at art retreats in Italy in 2022 in addition to her in-person workshops in the US and Canada. She loves to experiment and share inspiration on instagram @lucieduclos. You can also find more info on her website at www.duclosdesign.com.
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