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62 of 66 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2011
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Seggebruch never skimps on the details. This book continues her tradition of detailed step-by-step instructions and fabulous photos of every important step. And mixed-media is not just a buy-me term for this work. She shows how to use pretty much anything you can find around the house to make beautiful encaustic works- 2D and 3D. I have only one criticism, and it applies to her previous book, Encaustic Workshop, as well. She does not include any safety information. I feel like putting that in all CAPS. Safety is a major concern in encaustic work. Not because you can burn the house down either. Wax fumes can kill. My first teacher put herself in the hospital and may have done permanent damage to her lungs. No one should be teaching encaustic without including a chapter's worth of information on how to work safely. Every project should include safety reminders. Seggebruch writes as if there is no safety issue at all. I can only hope that this horrible lapse doesn't lead to someone's life-changing disaster.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2011
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Encaustic is fun and has a mysterious look to it. I really enjoy this book because it shows many methods and results that are very enjoyable to execute. The art form is one that produces great results with a sense of freedom. The directions are great, the photos beautiful and instructive. I recommend this book because no directions are skipped or under explained and there are many anvenues you can explore with Encaustic Mixed Media, and this book is a great guide.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2012
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I don't usually give product reviews but this book has a wealth of great information in it. This book is a must have for encaustic artists. It's very inspiring and comprehensive. The author is extremely creative and is not afraid to try new techniques...I keep asking myself, what hasn't she tried? I know I will be referring to this book often and I can't wait to incorporate the techniques on my own compositions. If I had to choose only one book on encaustic painting (I have several) that I thought was the best, this would be the one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2012
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I own a lot of art books, and this one is set to become a favorite; not just for the techniques, which are described clearly and precisely, but also because I find the images inspiring. I'll be using this book when I want specific information, and flipping through the pages via Kindle Cloud when I'm looking for a visual pick-me-up. Letting my eyes roam through it starts me thinking about colour, patterns, mark-making; all the things a visual artist needs. It's well written, beautifully illustrated and just a really lovely book. Do yourself a favour and add it to your bookshelf. Encaustic Mixed Media: Innovative Techniques and Surfaces for Working With Wax
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2011
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I have several books on encaustic wax and dvds and this is my favorite book. The author gives directions in a direct and easy to understand manner. The ideas in her book have helped me create and expand my encaustic work. I highly recommend this book plus her dvds to those who are interested in learning to work with wax or those who are experienced in this medium.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 17, 2011
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This book is even more than I expected. Everything for the serious encaustic painter....well worth it...its my handbook. I would highly recommend this!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2014
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I learned a lot from the author FIRST book and that is why I ordered this one without seeing it in person.

It was very disappointing, First this is really a step by step projects book, that look more like craft than art, So if this is was you are looking for, you will like the book. But if you already have a good understanding of encaustics, its properties and its limitations, and are are looking for advanced techniques, beyond merely embedding items in wax, you will be disappointed because the projects pictured are "simplistic" something a child would be able to do, and thus very craft-like, not art at all and do not encourage creativity.

From her blog and website, I have noticed the author has grown a lot since this book and developed her artistic style and it shows in her most recent encaustic painting . Learning the basis of working with encaustic is one thing, the artistic sense is another. Unfortunately, you won't find any of this in this book, hopefully in her book due in 2014.
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on February 11, 2013
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I purchased this book as I delve into the world of Encaustics and it is wonderful. This book gives very detailed info for the beginner projects as well as projects that will challenge your imagination. Beautiful work!
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on January 13, 2013
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Love this book purchase! After reading through the entire book I now have the confidence to tackle this new-to-me artistic medium. I love the step-by-step photo's & the instructions are very clear. One of my best book buys yet! Very pleased to give this book a high rating. Thanks Amazon for your great variety in art & craft books!
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on March 12, 2013
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I have done two workshops with Patricia, in Albany and Denmark, Western Australia. Enjoyed both
immensely. Bought this book and her other book Encaustic Workshop after the first workshop.
Have already recommended friends who have also attended her workshops.
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