Original Artworks

Edinburgh, United Kingdom | 20 Sales


Original Artworks

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 20 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (4)

Announcement   Original encaustic and mixed media art

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Last updated on Jul 31, 2018

Original encaustic and mixed media art

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Avril Scott

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Making Art With Fire!

After approximately 40 years, a long marriage, two children, numerous pets and several mind numbing 'real' jobs, I finally realised I didn't have to go 'out' to work!! I left the full time office work world behind and apart from three very pleasant mornings as a medical secretary, the rest of my time is spent on art. What a lovely life!

My foray into the art and history of encaustics was a slow burn (sorry!). The deeper I get into the the story of encaustic art and experiment with the many ways it can be used the more I love it.

Encaustic art goes back to the time of the ancient Egyptians and examples of this medium have been found in the pyramids - in near perfect condition!

Encaustic medium is a mixture of refined beeswax and tree resin which is melted and applied to different surfaces in many, many thin layers. Each layer must be bonded to the last by melting the wax with a blow torch.

Once fully cured the resulting artwork will not fade and is impervious to damp. In fact, each piece will just get better and better as the years go by. A real family heirloom!

No two pieces can ever be exactly the same. Our destiny is in the lap of the encaustic Gods - which makes it doubly exciting! Too hot? Too cold? Just right? We never know until the piece tells us it is finished.

I now have a full blown encaustics love affair and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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  • Avril Scott

    Owner, Designer

    Born and bred in a small seaside town near Edinburgh on the East Coast of Scotland, I run my little studio from my garden near the sea - ably 'assisted' by my lovely, hairy apprentice Gracie the collie!

Production partners

  • Contrado

    City of London, England

    Printers of unique, original designs onto fabric to make soft furnishings.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 31, 2018
Thank you for browsing in my litte Etsy space!

All pieces are photographed to the best of my ability and I try very hard to give an accurate account of all the pieces I sell. Colours can sometimes vary between computer monitors so if you are in any doubt about the colour please contact me for clarification.

Although sizes given are "approximate" they are usually within an nth degree of accuracy (according to my very ancient fabric tape measure!)

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I sincerely hope that your purchase reaches you in perfect order - just as it left me!

Unfortunately if it is damaged or lost in the post you will have to take your complaint up with the Post Office.

In the unlikely event that the piece is faulty please contact me and I will be happy to issue a refund when it is returned in the original packaging within 14 days.

Please be aware that each piece is handmade and as such may not be 'perfect' - this is just the way I like it!
If you happen to have any real problems with payment please contact me and I'll do my best to relieve you of your money......
Shipping is done as soon as possible after your payment has been received - usually the next day unless death, accident, illness or plaque intervene. Shipping is by Air Mail for international orders and second class post for UK orders. If you require anything sent by recorded or special delivery please let us know and the additional cost of this will be added to your order.

More information

Last updated on Aug 1, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Encaustics need a bit of extra love! The wax will take up to six months to fully cure, so if your artwork is fairly new it will continue to take on a white bloom until it is fully matured. This is simple to remove by polishing with a soft lint free cloth, a pair of ladies' tights or the palm of your hand. This will restore the natural sheen. Until the piece completely hardens please do not stick your nails in it to check!!