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CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS OF ENCAUSTIC PRINTING

CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS OF ENCAUSTIC PRINTING

To commemorate my 20 year anniversary with encaustic monotype printing, I am reprinting an article that I wrote for the Surface Design Association in 2014. Thank you SDA for letting me share this: Shop Talk: How Encaustic Heat & Wax Transformed My Creative Process Surface Design News / July 23, 2014   Paula Roland creates a molten wax image for printing on the Roland HOTbox™.  Photo Eric Swanson The trajectory of a life path is rarely a straight line.A new medium or process doesn’t come along often. In the mid-1990s, due to unforeseen circumstances, I found myself between college teaching jobs....


Fortitude, Resilience, and the HOTbox.

Fortitude, Resilience, and the HOTbox.

I meet many amazing people through my work and Pamela Caughey is one of them. Her story is an inspiring one and I want to share it with you! -- Paula "I love to work in many different mediums, but when I first viewed Paula Roland's DVD about encaustic monoprint, I must say I just had to try it. Unlike other painting methods I've experienced (ie, encaustic, mixed media and oil/cold wax), there is a fluidity and spontaneity which begs you to pursue the mantra, "less is more". Whereas in my other painting forms I will spend weeks to months...