Michael Bossom: Quick Cards DVD
When you start out with encaustic art as a hobby the iron can seem like a clumsy tool. It takes some courage & gentle boldness to become familiar with the basic movements.
This DVD - Quick Cards - centers around using the iron in various ways to create abstract & patterned results that are ideal for mounting into aperture cards as greetings cards.
The value of this, apart from the fun & satisfaction of making the cards, is that the iron becomes less strange to work with & skills begin to arise. It helps improve your confidence, which is an important factor at the start of any new process. Quite often it is those who already have skills in some media (like water colour for instance) that find the switch into encaustic so difficult - it simply behaves in a totally different manner to the medium they know about.
Great for the complete beginner!