Faux encaustic using matte gel

OK - this is something I decided to play around with just to see if it would work. And I'm quite pleased with my first attempt!

I used a small canvas to practice on because I wasn't sure what was going to happen. 😒  I just did some scribbles, added torn pieces of paper, some color here and there, and then covered it with a thick coat of matte gel.

I actually forgot it was sitting upstairs to dry all last week because of holiday & family stuff! It's ok because you want to give it a day or two to completely dry. I then scratched some lines into it and added paint to get down in the lines, then wiped the rest off.

I really like the affect - easier than messing with wax!

I think I've got enough confidence to try a bigger piece now!

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