The Encaustic Beginner’s Guide tutorials will help those of you who are looking to get started with encaustic painting to learn about materials, tools & techniques.
As you learn to paint with encaustic medium you will want to come back and read about more advanced encaustic techniques but for now, start with these getting started posts to learn about setting up your studio space with the essential encaustic supplies and tools.
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Beginners start here to learn about Encaustic Wax Painting
New to encaustic painting, that’s great! You’ll love working with this versatile art medium as much as we do!
Encaustic can be frustrating and very forgiving all rolled into one. When you aren’t happy with a result, scrape down to start over or keep working in layers on top of a piece. You can come back to a painting years later, fuse it and start to paint again. It is all too easy as a beginner to encaustic painting to over fuse or scrape too hard or too soon into soft wax and ruin what you had. Practice does help an artist develop a skill with the medium and tools.
Wax is a wonderful medium for working with photography and collage. It is an ongoing journey of discovery. Welcome.