Stencils & Encaustic Painting

My name is Raven Voss and I am an Encaustic artist. I love painting with wax and incorporating all my favorite things into my work. Paper, keys, birds, vintage maps, old postcards and romantic old letters, dictionary pages, all types of printed words and what ever I can find that moves me.


One of my new favorite tools to use with my encaustic art are The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils. These stencils are so lovely, easy to use and they really make my life so much easier. Plus there are so many to choose from, there is a stencil for everyone.

stencil pictures


One of the reasons these stencils are so perfect for wax and my work is that you can paint the wax directly on top of the stencil, fuse and simply remove the stencil. It’s like magic! The way The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils allow me to incorporate 3-D wax into my work is really exciting. I used to spend hours painting and fusing three dimensional wax, now with the stencils I have much more flexibility.


cropped thank you


The uses for The Crafter’s Workshop stencils in my work seems endless and I can’t wait for my next series of paintings. Here are just a few….


woodgrain study in red


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I also want to send a special Thank You to Jaime for allowing me this cool opportunity to be a guest on your blog. This one’s for you!

jaime's thank you



Pokey Bolton


Have you seen what Pokey Bolton is doing these days? No? Well you should keep an eye on this girl! She’s best known in the Quilting industry for her surface design and quilting. But she’s been branching out a bit…these are cut up file folders that Pokey used “coloring agents” on. Nice, right?










And here is Pokey playing with our stencils (see front right paw of doggie on table) with her setacolor paints.  (Note fabric drying in background…close-up shot below)dickens-watching-fabrics-dry

Note our lovely Cosmic Swirl and Cosmic Bubbles as it translates to fabric. pretty, pretty, pretty!!


Blending Inks with Stencils

Today I’m here to share an album by Ronda Pallazzari. If you haven’t seen Ronda’s amazing art, you’re totally missing out. What I love about Ronda’s work is that she uses our stencils to create beautifully colored and blended backgrounds.

Recently, she took a trip to Doha and created this wonderful mini album to create cross between a travel album and an art journal. Here’s a peek into some of her beautiful pages:

See how she uses multiple color mists in each page and the stencil makes it look like it’s blending from pink to orange to yellow? I also love the way the soft background and the black inks offset each other.

To see much more of Ronda’s album click here and if you haven’t used your stencils with multiple sprays to create this blending effect, give it a try! (and if you have, link us up in the comments so we can see!)

Ps: You have two more days to comment for last week’s give away. See you on Friday for another giveaway!