Alternative Mark-Making- Encaustic
Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos). Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used.
Vocabulary Related to Encaustics
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R & F Folder of Handouts and More Details
Bees Wax- natural wax made by bees and used in the R&F pigments.
Soy Wax- Soy wax is easy to remove. After the color has been cleaned out of your brush, the brush can be washed with soap and water, and used with other mediums.
Encaustic Medium - used to create washes and glazing (transparency)
Wash- a somewhat see-through layer of color
Burnish- polishing or rubbing the dry wax to bring out it's natural sheen and to remove any unwanted surface textures.
Embedding- putting an object or image between the layers of wax.
Fuse- the process of heating and melting each layer to finalize it.
Heat gun-used to fuse the wax to the surface. You need to fuse between layers to adhere each layer of color to the surface.
Jessie Fritsch Encaustic Artist
Julia Fosson Encaustic Artist
International Encaustic Artist Website
Encaustic How To
R&F Encaustics Website
R & F YouTube Channel
Beginner's Guide to Encaustics
I have a book about Encaustic too that you can use for research.