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Featured Video: Hazel Rayfield on Encausticbord

“The quality of the Encausticbord products is great, the panels and cradles are made for the purpose and this shows, I really enjoy working with these supports. . . makes Encaustic even more fun!” ~Hazel Rayfield

Self taught painter, Hazel Rayfield, has been enjoying working with encaustics for the past several years and recently took some time to share her technique with us on Encausticbord™.  

Hazel has been working in a variety of media throughout her painting career, including oil, acrylic and watercolor, but she has found a passion for encaustic.  “I find working with wax as a painting medium can be a challenge but I just love to see what I can do with it, it is very versatile, from thin layers on card to deep layers on solid supports.  The texture and the sheen of the wax is amazing and it has endless possibilities,” she explains.

In the following videos from our YouTube channel, Hazel demonstrates both our Encausticbord and R+F encaustic paints.  She works in several ideas on the Artist Trading Card size of Encausticbord and completes an entire piece on a cradled board.




To follow Hazel’s blog, check her out online at:  www.artinwax.co.uk.

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.

Ampersand’s YouTube Channel

It is time to introduce you to our video channel, Ampersand Art Supply, on YouTube.  This channel is a collection of playlists of artists demonstrating different media and techniques using Ampersand panels and there are also a few demos from our President/CEO, Elaine Salazar.  We have just started uploading videos and more are in the works. In the meantime, these playlists should get you started on how to use Ampersand panels, or how to try them with a new or different medium. 


I have put together a list of channels from our retailers who share the latest in art materials and techniques. Some of those dealers also have great videos about using Ampersand panels. At the bottom of our channel is a list of some of our art material manufacturer friends, products that go hand in hand with Ampersand.

Browse, enjoy and send us your feedback. I would love to connect with you on YouTube as well, so if you have a channel where you’re sharing your work and how-tos on Ampersand, let me know!

This video below was made by Daniel Smith Watercolors; it is an intro to Aquabord™.” 

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist
Ampersand Art Supply 
Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.