Encaustic was a method used centuries ago to weatherproof ships and paint tomb portraits with beeswax, damar resin and pigment fused together with heat because it solidifies quickly, is durable, and can last a very long time. In modern times encaustic is used by artists for painting, mixed media or sculpture.  In my case, I use my photographs and encaustic medium with other materials to create alternative ways to present my photographs or make unique pieces. Cold wax is not encaustic.

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