I have found something that we all probably did several years ago. Alcohol inks. We smeared a little here and there on shiny paper and used the piece for collage or maybe did some dominoes. Somehow or another I saw some gals using alcohol inks as well, a painting medium.
Still do some smearing and such, but I love, love, love it for taking it farther. You never know what the inks are going to do, they are so unpredicable. I think that is what makes it fascinating.
As when I started encaustics years ago, there is not much in the way of tutorials or nary a book to look at. Maybe that is good, makes me dig deeper. There are a few selling dvds; for beginners they look okay. I am still searching. Utube has some good ideas.
But, I am so excited, I had to blog again. Here are a few of my new "babies". If you are experimenting with alcohol inks, please send me a post or email. I need some company.
Will try again later.