Encaustic Timelapse #1: Dried Flower

Encaustic Timelapse #1: Dried Flower

Here’s a 60-second timelapse of today’s encaustic piece. I covered my substrate with drywall compound and used dried flower submerged in wax as the focal point. Here are some photos of the finished piece. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Email me your...
How to Make Encaustic Medium

How to Make Encaustic Medium

Encaustic medium, often simply referred to as wax, is a combination of beeswax and damar resin. When pigment is added to encaustic medium, we then have encaustic paint. encaustic medium = beeswax + damar resin encaustic paint = beeswax + damar resin + pigment BEESWAX...
Encaustic Materials: Brushes

Encaustic Materials: Brushes

For encaustic work, it is important that you only use natural-bristle brushes. The bristles of synthetic brushes may melt when subjected to heat. BRUSH OPTIONS Chip Brushes – Chip brushes from the hardware store are affordable and come in a variety of widths,...
Encaustic Materials: The Heated Palette

Encaustic Materials: The Heated Palette

A heated palette is used to melt encaustic medium and paints and keep them in their molten state when painting. It is also used to warm brushes and other tools. An electric griddle is well-suited for this purpose. Choose one that has a smooth surface so you can melt...
A Guide to Encaustic Materials

A Guide to Encaustic Materials

Encaustic is a wax-based paint you apply hot to a surface and then reheated to fuse the paint. It is a versatile medium which can be worked on smooth or textured and can even be combined with a lot of other media. If you’re interested in encaustic but have never...

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