|Fusing Pigment Sticks|
Pigment Sticks are very soft and have very little wax in them compared to other crayons. But the wax is there and can be used in the technique shown here. By lightly fusing the paint with a hot air gun you can get different effects. (This technique is somewhat of a hybrid between oil painting and encaustic.)
By heating the paint on the surface you can get interesting melting and running effects. But the greatest advantage is speed. Fusing does not dry the paint, but it does make it somewhat tacky. So it dries it enough that you can pass another color lightly over the surface and leave another layer behind. This way you do not have to wait days between layers. This painting was done in one session.
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