Category Archives: Process

Posts with information and tips about the process of making encaustigraphics, or e-graphics.

Big Kiss (+ a hug)

I’ve been intrigued with the possibilites of remesh (the steel grid material used to reinforce sidewalks and such) and bought some to cut into various frame shapes. Creating the digital file to fit was its own challenge, but I was pleased with this first try. The square openings are 6″ each and the “hug” is made from a retention ring found on the inside of hubcaps. Found materials are always fun.

Big Kiss, made from encaustigraphics sewn onto a remesh frame
Big Kiss— encaustigraphics sewn onto a remesh frame, with an added “hug” from a hubcab retention ring.
"Big Kiss" hanging outdoors.
“Big Kiss” hanging outdoors. Encaustigraphics sewn on frame made from remesh and added retention ring “hug.”

Winter beauty

Snowflakes from encautigraphics!

For each of my holiday greetings this year, I enclosed a snowflake made from e*graphic material using a plotcutting device. The material worked beautifully with the blade and the resulting forms feel magical, suspended from lights using a single silver thread.

Light for the Solstice

Layered e*graphic mandala
Layered e*graphic mandala

I’ve been experimenting with layering pieces and parts of e*graphics using tabs, fusing, and cutouts. This mandala also has a glow-in-the-dark center element that appears to float when the lights are turned out.

E*graphics as mobiles

mandala suspension
Mandala suspension

This encaustigraphic mandala leads off a suspension of playful pieces made from a variety of materials. The e*graphics process combines well with other materials, including beads, polymer clay (especially translucent varieties), driftwood, wire, and found objects. Although the main circle is 8″ in diameter, it is extremely lightweight and moves beautifully in the breeze.