Claire introduced our own Diane Sawyer who had stepped in at short notice. Diane gave an interesting talk and very talented demonstration of Encaustic Art. It is an ancient skill but was reinvented in the 1980s. The colour is from beeswax/resin/pigment which is melted by an iron and smoothed onto stiff glossy paper so that it can be moved about. Nibbed tools can be used for drawing shapes and the side of the iron for lines. The wax dries very quickly and is then polished. Vanessa Woodward gave the vote of thanks.
My name is Alison and I am the editor of the blog for the Staunton on Arrow WI .