Let your creativity bloom in this exciting online course focused on creating wild, organic botanical paintings. With just under 3 hours of instructional content, this class will teach you how to incorporate alcohol inks and shellac with your encaustic paints to create imaginative and compelling floral works of art.
Welcome To Wild Botanicals
How to navigate within this course
Ventilating Your Studio
Ink 01 - A Word About Alcohol Inks
Ink 02 - Creating An Ink Base
Ink 03 - Building & Blending
Ink 04 - Reworking The Surface
Ink 05 - Adding Wax Over Ink
Ink 06 - Working With Shellac
Ink 07 - Making Edits / Refining Details
Ink 08 - Making Elements Recede
Ink 09 - Adding More Detail / Using An Airbrush
Ink 10 - Final Fusing / Finishing Edges
Wax 01 - Beginning With Wax
Wax 02 - Building Layers / Adding Inks
Wax 03 - Creating Depth & Dimension
Wax 04 - Adding Details
Wax 05 - Fusing Techniques
Wax 06 - Making Edits & Fixes
Wax 07 - Creating A Clean Edge
Tendrils 01 - Special Effects With Ink & Shellac
Tendrils 02 - Creating Organic Ink Tendrils
Tendrils 03 - Creating Feathered Shellac Wisps
Congrats! Here's what's next...
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$389.00Wild Wax Bundle
Right now you can purchase the Learn To Burn comprehensive encaustic course - Reg $479 (includes Shellac Burn Techniques) & the Wild Botanicals course - Reg $249 - together for just $389 when you purchase the Wild Wax Bundle. That's a savings of $339 off the regular priced courses.
Frequently Asked Questions:
🌸 What skill level is required to take this course?
This is an INTERMEDIATE encaustic course.
Familiarity with encaustic and experience using a torch are recommended for this course. If you need some instruction on the basics or an encaustic refresher please check out the comprehensive Learn to Burn Course.
🌸 When does the course start?
Once the course is available, you can access it at any time. This course is designed so you can learn at your own pace and revisit the content as often a you like.
🌸 Is this a live course?
This is a pre-recorded course with 24/7 access.
🌸 How long do I have access to the course contents?
You will have lifetime access to the course. As long as our servers are up and running you can enjoy the class as often as you wish.
🌸 Can I watch on multiple devices?
Yes! You can enjoy this course on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.
🌸 Is there a refund policy?
We are here to answer any questions you may have about this course prior to purchase. Due to the digital nature of this course which provides you immediate access to the entire contents we do not issue refunds.
🌸 Can I pay in installments?
Yes! You can purchase this course for three monthly payments of $89.
🌸 What's the difference between this course and your other online classes?
Wild Botanicals focuses on the techniques and materials used to create unique floral paintings in my signature style.
Learn to Burn is a comprehensive encaustic course that covers the basics of working with encaustic and includes my signature shellac burn techniques.
Learn To Burn Shellac is for those who already have a strong basic working knowledge of encaustic and just want to learn how to create beautiful shellac burns.
🌸 Is there a materials list?
Yes! Scroll to the bottom of this page to view your materials list.
🌸 Are there closed captions available?
Not at this time.
🌸 What language is the course available in?
The course is available in English only at this time.
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Tools & Materials needed for this course:
Pre-Primed Encaustic Panel(s)
One or more primed encaustic panels with a smooth white wax surface: (see original Learn To Burn course for instructions on creating a smooth white surface)
My preference is the Bernz-O-Mataic 3500 or a similar torch
Clay Loop Tool or Ribbon Loop Tool
Hot Palette: My preference is the Presto Slimline
Metal Tins - Assorted for colored encaustic paints
6 - 1” Natural Bristle Brushes
6 - 2” Natural Bristle Brushes
Assortment of Needle Tip squeeze bottles for mixing your own ink colors
Assorted Alcohol Inks: Colors used in this course include: Citrus, Meadow, Wild Plum, Purple Twilight, Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange, and Pool. I prefer Ranger inks but any alcohol ink will work. This is also a great set for botanicals:
Isopropyl Alcohol 70% or 90% - doesn’t matter
Canned Air - Dust Off 2 to 3 cans
(Optional) Airbrush, Portable Airbrush Kit for blowing gentle air only.
Amber Shellac - 4 - 6 oz
Clear Shellac 4 - 6 oz (optional if you want to make white shellac)
Foam Applicator Brushes for applying shellac 3 - 1” & 3- 2”
Dry Pigments : 1/2 - 1 Tsp each of Chromium Oxide Green, Lamp Black, Titanium White (See Learn To Burn Shellac course for more detailed instructions on mixing shellac colors and burning techniques)
Assorted Encaustic Paints:
Titanium White - 6 oz of white in addition to white used in priming
Encaustic Colors: Encaustic blends in greens, pinks
Try 4 - 6oz of each of these colors: Dianthus Pink, Warm Pink Rose, French Mauve Reddish, Cobalt Violet, Cadmium Green, Pale Celadon
Clear Encaustic Medium: 6- 8oz of Clear encaustic medium in addition to medium used for priming your panel
For more encaustic supplies and resources visit my Artist Resources Page on my main website HERE
Please note: Some of these resources and product links are affiliate links.