ESA Silicone Blade Mark Making Tool For Encaustic Hot Box
The Blade mark-making tool is designed for working with encaustic medium on a Roland HOTbox™ or another hot palette
ESA-4 Blade Design 1U 100% Silicone and comes in 2 sizes:
4" ( $29.99)
* The color of the silicone blade may be different then the example pictured
In addition to encaustic monotype, the Silicone Blade tool can be used for Gel Printing (see demo video below) and with Fluid Acrylic on Yupo. There are many many different applications, including gel mediums, acrylic, cold wax, etc.
Each Blade mark-making tool is unique and totally handmade by Elizabeth. Since these tools are handmade, each has its own unique mark, so it will always be specific to the artist that uses it.
The handles are made using TX bamboo and the reductive blade is silicone and can withstand heat up to 400 F.
This tool is designed to pull paint from the plate, leaving “random” flowing lines, shapes and or marks. It moves easily across the plate, allowing the artist to move the blade without bending or disruption.
Click on the link below to see a demo video
Gel Printing Plate Demo
I found that using the blades on a PETG plate for monoprints caused large globby areas unless I was very careful about putting the ink on in a very thin layer or putting newsprint over it to soak up extra ink before printing. It will take some experimenting to get the results I was hoping for