Faux Encaustic with TCW Gel Medium

Hi Everyone! I’ve never tried faux encaustic and I love to experiment. I’m not sure it worked but this is how I created this spooky piece.

Spooky Faux Encaustic Experiment
Spook Faux Encaustic Experiment

I started out by using a 5×5 wood panel. I added TCW195 Brocade stencil with Distress Oxide Ink.

Used Distress Oxide Ink through TCW195 Brocade Stencil to the 5×5 wood panel.

I loved the look but then I decided I wanted something different. I added with gray paint TCW865 Asian Floral stencil to the board. You’ll see it popping through on the final picture.

Added TCW865 Asian Floral Stencil to the panel with gray paint
Added TCW865 Asian Floral Stencil to the panel with gray paint.

Here is where I forgot to take a picture because I was so excited to try the next step. I’m so sorry. I took TCW9011 Gel Medium Matte and a little bit of white chalk paint and mixed it just a little. The gel medium is white and dries clear so I didn’t want to add to much paint.

I added bits from my Halloween scrap box and glued them down with the gel medium. Over top of the pieces I added the faux encaustic paste.

Faux Encaustic is made with chalk paint and TCW Gel Medium Matte

I let it dry for a bit. It’s still not completely dry but it does add some mysterious mist. What you see on the pumpkin is dry but the rest is so thick it will take a few days to dry.

Faux Encaustic - Spooky Mist around the pumpkin
Faux Encaustic – Spooky Mist around the pumpkin

I will definitely try this again. I think I’ll go bigger! Have you tried faux encaustic? Inquiring minds want to know!

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Thank you so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafters Workshop Design Team

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