While the Encaustic Wax medium may not be widely known by the general public, the technique and concept originally developed by the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians over 2000 years ago has become quite popular among mixed media artists and painters over the last decade.
Encaustic wax is a combination of beeswax, damar resin, and pigments. The wax is melted and fused to wood panels, and once the wax is cooled, the artist is able to add multiple layers of wax and create texture by carving, scraping, pooling, or re-melting wax. Other mediums and techniques can be used with the encaustic wax as well. Such mediums include oil, metallic Pearl-Ex powdered pigments, ink, graphite, fiber, metal leafing, etc. Due to the versatility of this medium, it has become one of the favorites among many mixed media artists.
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