About Roland HOTbox™

ABOUT THE ROLAND HOTbox™ -- YOUR IMAGINATION WILL SOAR!

 

The Gen 3 Roland HOTbox™ is possibly the most versatile encaustic equipment available. The possibilities are limitless!

GETTING STARTED

Working on the Roland HOTbox™ is freeing, even mesmerizing. Begin with a sense of play to get the feel, paying close attention to what happens, what you like,  and why. Your variables are Heat- More heat = more saturation of surface, less control and detail; Paper- varies by absorbency, thickness, surface, sizing, etc.; and Pigment load / ratio to wax. These are the main variables but there are many others. 

It is easy to create a print, but not so easy to get a work that satisfies or goes beyond. Many have commented that "This is the most difficult 'easy' thing I have ever done!". Paula's 2 1/2 hour Instructional DVD is a great way to start, and will save you time, money, and energy!

Order Instructional DVD

ORDER THE ROLAND HOTbox FROM VENT-A-FUME!

Or call Jay Tolbert toll free (877) 876-8368 or email jay.tolbert@ventakiln.com.

 

We highly suggest that you take a workshop from Paula, —she's the expert on encaustic monotypes and offers a wealth of information!  TESTIMONIALS

 

SOME BASIC TIPS

 

When printing with encaustic on the HOTbox™, varying the plate surface temperature and the type of paper will create vastly different effects. Take encaustic in cold form (a block, chunk, crayon-size stick, etc) and draw/apply the colored wax to the plate, or paint it on when hot or cold. The drawn image may then be printed directly. One may also manipulate the molten paint with various tools and materials such as a pencil eraser or Colour Shaper tools, plastic card, brush, squeegee or other marking and texturing tools. When the image satisfies, lay an absorbent paper on top of it and lightly press the back with a baren (used in block printing) or a rag.The image absorbs into the paper and becomes one with it. Purchase a pad of calligraphy/Sumei paper to get started. Then try other papers, varying the weight and absorbency, finding which ones you like. (The  Resources PDF on dvd order page gives suggestions)

On the HOTbox, the wax absorbs into the the paper or cloth, becoming one with it. These monotypes and other wax saturated paper or cloth are easy to handle, transport and store! Concerns about shipping encaustic during cold or hot months are greatly diminished if not eliminated. Monotypes may be flexed and even rolled without cracking!

Paula has developed many presentation options for paper--including free-hanging paper, installation work, back-lit translucent prints, as well as prints framed conventionally under glass. There are several ways to permanently mount prints to panels. Paula details the many possibilities in her workshops, based on 20 years experience with her own work with encaustic printing and painting. See Paula Roland's artworks at www.PaulaRoland.com

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ORDER THE Roland HOTbox ™ FROM VENT-A-FUME Or call/email Jay Tolbert toll free (877) 876-8368; jay.tolbert@ventakiln.com.