by Traci Bautista March 06, 2024

{VIDEO} INK + WAX Technique Swatch Cards and Sketchbook Journals!

🎨 Unlock Your Creativity with INK + WAX Technique Swatch Cards! 🖌️

Hey creative friends! Welcome to our latest YouTube video, where we dive into some fun mixed media ideas!

Join us as we explore the beauty and versatility of INK + WAX technique swatch cards and sketchbook journals, the cards are designed to encourage you to PLAY and experiment PLUS document your creative process and inspire your artistic journey.

In this video, Traci showcases samples of different wax painting ideas, demonstrating how to create stunning textures and vibrant colors using wax and ink mediums. From delicate brushwork to bold layering techniques, each swatch card is a work of art, capturing the essence of what you’ll create in her INK + WAX Workshop Series.

Learn how to use the swatch cards as a valuable resource for experimenting with new techniques, documenting your creative process, and organizing your favorite color combinations. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting out, these technique swatch cards and sketchbook journals are sure to become essential tools in your artistic arsenal.

Ready to take your artistry to the next level? Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to join Tracl’s INK + WAX Workshop Series.

Secure your spot today and embark on a transformative artistic journey filled with exploration, discovery, and endless inspiration!

🖌️ Sign Up Now: INK & WAX DETAILS

Here's my creative toolbox for wax painting and mixed media techniques:

Creative Toolbox:

  1. Pigment Bars and Wax Pastels: check out #tracibautistaCOLOR product available in the shop.
  2. Various Papers: Strathmore 400 series mixed media paper, Canson Sand grain XL paper, Canson gray toned paper, rice paper, Japanese and Chinese calligraphy paper, craft tissue paper, handmade papers.
  3. Heating Surface: Portable kitchen pancake griddle (or alternatives like a Paula Roland or DIY hot box).
  4. Tools: Brushes, palette knives, silicone tools for lifting color, a palette for mixing, and a thin piece of paper for drawing.
  5. Additional Wax Painting Tools: Napkins for cleaning excess paint, tissue paper for collage, and small tins for mixing custom colors.
  6. Additional Art Supplies: Watercolor, oil-based pencils, charcoal, and graph paper or children's storybook paper for experimentation.
  • INK + WAX workshop...What You’ll Learn:

  • Master brushwork and mark-making techniques using watermedia inks.
  • Experiment with layering methods to add depth and dimension to your artwork.
  • Explore innovative ink applications such as wax resist, gesso textures, stenciling, and gel plate transfers.
  • Create dynamic and textured prints using wax monotype techniques and paint abstract artwork with heated wax.
  • Learn the art of storytelling through collage, blending wax hand painted papers, and mixed media.
  • Compile your technique cards into a personalized artist sketchbook, capturing your creative explorations and studio notes, serving as a valuable resource for future inspiration and reference.


Handcrafted with the mixed media artist in mind, these unique paints are created by Traci Bautista in small limited edition batches from a custom mixed organic binder & various pigments.

The #tracibautistaCOLOR quaterly subscription includes limited edition collection and selection of handcrafted watercolor paint, XL watercolor swatch tiles, watermedia inks, pigment bars, & wax pastels.


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Traci Bautista
Traci Bautista