What is Encaustic Art?
Encaustic Art is a process using coloured wax melted on an iron and applied to a non-absorbent card surface to form abstract and realistic pictures.
The basic tool is an Encaustic Iron that is kept at a low temperature of between 7 and 9 degrees centigrade which is used as a palette for the wax. Only Encaustic Wax is used as candles or children’s crayons give poor results because the mixing of beeswax and pigment if very specialised.
No drawing skills are needed. Everyone can enjoy this easy colourful technique to produce exciting results quickly with a sense of achievement. Everyone is unique, and unless you become a real expert, each picture is a surprise.