Applying wax with an Encaustic Iron

Applying wax with an Encaustic Iron

May 2016 update…. I'm excited to tell you about a new wax offer I've pulled together… The situation I keep seeing, are people really fancy a go at encaustic wax, but by the time they've bought an iron £30… plus the starter kit £38…. That's not far shy of £70, and they are still not sure how to use the stuff!?   Unless they are convinced they want to use it, and happy to make the investment, I see a lot of people get put off at the initial outlay, and put it back…

Perplexed by this, and knowing how much people WILL enjoy it…   It IS pure THERAPY!!     I've pulled together a smaller bonus pack of waxes and papers, which costs just £15.   This includes eight waxes, 20 x A5 papers, and 30 x A6 papers…. More than enough to get a beginner started, and easy to top up on supplies inexpensively when you're running low…

It's far more economical than buying papers and waxes individually, yet not as daunting as getting the full starter pack in one go.    So, for as little as £45 you are up and running.

My intention is to make getting started much more affordable, and most importantly, just get people getting creative with wax.    (This 'Bonus Pack' will very soon, come with a 'Julie Ann's user guide' to give you some step by step hints and tips to start you off, and, a link to 'Getting Started with Encaustic Wax' video for free too, but that’s not quite ready yet!)

I asked a question in a forum last month about how people use encaustic wax…  and was interested to hear how people use it so differently, some completely intuitively with no idea what they are going to create, others used it in a spiritual way, another lady used it with her clients in a healing practice.    I haven't particularly used it in these ways, but I can totally see why it is such a good medium for that, I've always said it's pure therapy…

So, at £45 to get started, it falls nicely into a 'gift' category, keep in mind for birthdays, and Christmas!   (Don’t forget Julie Ann Gift Vouchers, which can be used for wax, workshops and art too…)

If you would like a starter pack, or gift vouchers... just e-mail me at: julie@julieannsgallery.co.uk and we can sort details from there.

So… What else is coming up in May…?

Open Days and Exhibitions

Wednesday 4th May 10am – 3pm    -    Studio Open Day – Drop in, book workshops, buy supplies, bonus packs, or just find out more.   (You can check out my new tote bags, mugs and notebooks… They are fun!! 😉

Friday 6th May 10am – 5pm    -    Demonstrating at 'Living Crafts' at Hatfield House in the Herts Visual Arts Tent… So excited about this, it is the largest craft fair in Europe, it sounds AMAZING, check the website out and let me know if you're likely to be there too!

Thursday 12th May 7.30pm – 9pm     -     Talk and demonstration at Little Gaddesden Art Club – Non members £3

Saturday 14th May  10am – 3pm    -   Studio Open Day

Friday 27th – Monday 30th May  -    Mentmore Art Exhibition. This was an amazing exhibition last year, I met so many awesome people, loads of artwork and amazing lunches, raising funds for Rennie Grove Hospice this year, well worth a visit.

Click here to see May's workshop dates.

I hope to see you at an event, or a workshop very soon!

Best Wishes,

Julie.

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