Methods of using Master Paste Original
.... the modern cold wax paste for artistic and encaustic works.

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MPO Basic Layers by Antonin Sedlacik

Learn about layering technique basics from the master of Master Paste Original. Discover transparency, layer buildup, scraping back through the layers and arrival at a beautiful result. Working onto birch ply.

" July to Holy Tree " by Antonin Sedlacik
Great MPO™ encaustic paste tutorial. It doesn't matter what level of creative expression your current ability enables, this insightful demonstration can inform your awareness and improve the opportunities for personal evolution within the field of encaustic arts. Lovely artwork to reveal  some of the qualities that are so approachable with Master Paste Original. Even for a beginner the basic ideas in this video can be a powerful platform for success and a foundation to development of personal styles too.

Mindscape Momento by Michael Bossom

...was created using Master Paste Original, also know as MPO for short. This encaustic painting is 656mm x 404mm and the video here shows how it was built up, as well as how to approach mixing and using MPO with both dry pigment colours as well as oils paints. The fusing process is also shown.

Looking for the Sun by Antonin Sedlacik

... is the MPO master's own introduction to his Master Paste Original Cold Wax Encaustic Medium.

Sixteen minutes long, the narrated information starts around 8mins 20 secs into the video. Watch this to 'get it' from Antonin's own studio.

Snow Owl by Antonin Sedlacik
Watch these careful and skilled hands - hands of the man who created this MPO medium.

Antonin has spent a lifetime developing his art and more than 30 years working with encaustic wax techniques.
His exquisite artworks are created with great care and delicate control of the medium - watch to see.

MPO Photo embedding
Take a step by step gallery slide show journey through the creation of:
Once upon a Time

... an embedded photo development
by MIchael Bossom.
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This technigue is good for many collage ideas using Master Paste Original MPO. Embedding and overlaying of photos, tissues, papers, any thin collagable items with addition of paint & transparency layers easily attainable if desired.
 

Take a step by step gallery slide show journey through the creation of
AFRICA - an embedded tissue print

by MIchael Bossom.
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This technigue is good for many collage ideas using Master Paste Original MPO.
Embedding and overlaying of tissues, papers, enhancing photos & much more.

 

Take a step by step gallery slide show journey through the creation of
Triadic Question

by MIchael Bossom.

This work uses Master Paste Original MPO applied cold using a mixing knife, then fused by open flame for the final encaustic finish.

 

Take a look at some suggestions for
Mounts & Frames


Follow the series of photos showing different encaustic framing solutions - all these chosen by the framer rather than the artwork's creator.
Not a big collection, just a starting point for consideration of presentation ideas.

 

 

 
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Some methods of using MPO by Michael Bossom - Welsh UK encaustic artist
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