I managed to be pretty productive this weekend. I finished another article for Mixed Media Art (It should post on April 9... let me know what you think!), I found some places that will frame my encaustic pieces, and I finished quite an assortment of mini's.
It's interesting- you'd think that most acrylic paints would behave in the same way, but it's simply not true. In my paint collection I have around 4 different brands of acrylic paint, all of which I used this weekend working on some more mini canvases, and it really highlighted how different each brand was. The Basic brand I have resists the canvases, especially when I use water with it. Some of the craft brands I use sometimes have better coverage and react well with water, but they can sometimes crack after they dry. Each one is good in it's own way, I just have to use them in the right way, and I'm a few steps closer to being able to do that every time.
The Modeling Paste I use seems to have a mind of its' own as well, but just like all the rest of my tools, the more I use it the more familiar its' quirks become. If I use too much, it too will crack as it dries. So I have to be careful not to use too much and to add the right amount of elements to it.
All in all, it was a great weekend. It's great when I can learn and create worthwhile pieces at the same time.