Encaustic is a beeswax-based painting medium. Heated till molten and coloured with pigment or oil colour, the wax is applied whilst hot to inflexible supports with an absorbent surface preparation.
Application: . Break off desired quantity of wax and place in containers sitting on heating pan . Melt Encaustic Wax melt point = 72 degrees Celcius. . Once melted add pigment to colour. Stir to blend through the wax evenly. . Apply to prepared surface with brushes or spatulas. The wax hardens as it cools.