You can purchase pre-made encaustic medium or you can make your own. Many artists buy the raw materials and make their own. Here’s what you need to know to make your own encaustic wax medium – materials and step-by-step instructions.
To frame or not to frame?
Historically, an unframed painting was considered incomplete. Frames were used to enhance the work, separate it from the wall, and add additional support by preventing the stretchers and canvases from warping. We’ve all seen those HUGE ornate gilded frames in museums.… Read More →
The topic of substrates and how to prepare them for encaustic art is often confusing for beginners.
Choosing a substrate for Encaustic art
When choosing a substrate, make sure it is of a porous material—usually a wood panel. Most beginning photo encaustic artists choose any number of manufactured boards, either flat or cradled—it does not matter.… Read More →
If you’re interested in painting with encaustics, this post will help you get started with the right supplies and tools. You can read other posts on this site to learn techniques and tips for how to do encaustic painting. This post will help you setup your studio.… Read More →