In this elegant workshop, I will guide you through creating an encaustic reliquary to house the beautiful Divine being of your choice.
We begin by altering a small and unique metal shrine (about the size of your hand) with simple and amazing encaustic layering techniques. The metal will be transformed through the use of oil paints and metal leaf to create the look of a tiny worn temple. Into this temple, two things will be placed. First, a written prayer or intention or simply a word that brings you life, will get buried into the wax. This aspect is what makes it a reliquary. It houses the physical word of Divine intention. Next, will be placed, a little Divine guide/Angel, that you will create using encaustic casting and faux metal techniques.
In these little reliquaries, we honor our guides, give them a home, and express from our heart to our hands, the deep connection we have to those Divine helpers who surround us each day. I will have extra shrines on hand for purchase, so you can make more than one if you like, and you can honor a friend or family member, a guide, a spirit helper, or whoever is close to your heart. These make beautiful and touching gifts!
No two shrines are alike, and no two hearts are alike. Let’s journey together to create something beautiful for ourselves or perhaps as a gift to a loved one.
I’ll be there to guide you through.
Materials Fee $45 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Metal Shrine, figurative molds, Encaustic Wax, Encaustic Paint, Torches, Brushes, Encaustic Tools, Oil Paint, Metal leaf, Nitrile Gloves, Ephemera including gems, crystals, ribbon, german paper angel wings and such.
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Students should bring a few paper towels for clean up, and a little wax paper for wrapping their finished work.
If you like, you can bring personal little gems, ribbon, and angel ephemera
Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact: