|What is ENCAUSTIC paint? Simply put...it is a mix of|
|beeswax and damar resin, the wax is the paint (not candle wax).|
|How is Encaustic paint used? The paint melts at|
|approximately 180-200 degrees F. When the paint is in a liquid |
form it can be mixed to create other colors, the same way any
paint is mixed. Paint is applied one layer at a time and fused.
The Artist must move quickly. When the paint is removed from
the heat source the paint quickly solidifies and cannot be
manipulated until it is heated again.
|What is meant by the term fusing? Fusing means to heat|
|the applied paint layer. Fusing is done to each layer as a means |
of attaching the paint to the base and/or previous layer of paint.
Fusing is a must!
|What is meant by the term "subtractive process"?|
|Encaustic painting is an additive process but can also be a |
subtractive process, meaning, removing paint after it is applied.
Removal can be done by heating, scraping or encising.
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