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Instructor: Leslie Giuliani

February 5, 2022, 10AM – 12PM

Saturday, two hour demonstration


Limited to 8


R&F Handmade Paint’s Encaustic, beeswax-based paint can be used in so many ways, including printmaking. After learning the basics of Encaustic monotype, we will explore several printmaking techniques using R&F Oil-based Pigment Sticks as our printmaking ink.

Techniques will include:

Basic Encaustic Monotype: make an image or texture directly on the heated palette.

Printing using a Silicone Sheet: Gives a random background texture

Melt Encaustic paint with a heating iron and let drip onto Silicone Sheet.

Making Layered Color Encaustic Blocks: for dragging or stamping

Gel Press: Reusable printing plate

Cut Foam Stamps: Repeatable shapes using Pigment Stick oil color

Cut Cardboard Relief: create repeatable stamps with recyclable materials

Stencils and Masks: Using Dura-Lar, a heat-resistant Mylar, you can stencil on or off the heat.

Dura-Lar Printing Plates: Compose before you print

Trace Monotype: Make transfer paper with R&F Pigment Stick Oil Paint.

Potters’ Texture Roller Tool: makes a stripe of repeated pattern.

Direct Drawing onto the Monotype: Stabilo, Graphite, Woodies, etc.

Dirty Brushes: can add a subtle addition of color.


Photography credits: Leslie Giuliani


LESLIE GIULIANI, originally from Philadelphia, PA, received her BFA in Fine Art from The University of Delaware, with further studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Her work is represented in collections of the Housatonic Museum of Art, the State of CT and many private collections. She was the recipient of an Artist Fellowship Grant from the state of CT for Craft. She is a Core Support Instructor for R&F Handmade Paints. Giuliani lives and works in Weston, CT.

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