Category Archives: Process

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

Exciting news!

EA magazine opener

The Winter 2018 issue of Encaustic Arts magazine, featuring my article on encaustigraphics, is now available!

The 18 page article includes many photographs of my work and even includes basic instructions on how to make e*graphics so you can start creating your own.

Click here to find out how to purchase a digital copy. Single issue price is $2.99, which goes to support the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. {Please note that there is also an option to order more expensive hard copies, but that money does not go to  EAINM) You can also print any article from the digital copy for your personal use, but please do respect all copyrights.}

I’m very excited to have encaustigraphics available to an international audience, and I hope you enjoy learning more about e*graphics, how it came to be and where it’s heading!

Spread from Encaustic Arts magazine
This is a second spread from my article on encaustigraphics in Encaustic Arts magazine. Click here find out how to purchase a copy of the issue.

Big Kiss (+ a hug)

I’ve been intrigued with the possibilities of remesh (the steel grid material used to reinforce concrete forms), so I purchased some to play with. After cutting the large piece into various frame shapes, I found creating the digital files to fit was its own challenge, but I was pleased with this first try. Each square opening is 6″ and the “hug” is a retention ring (found on the inside of hubcaps). Found materials are always a fun way to stretch the imagination.

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.