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Some Cool Facts about Hot Wax

Some Cool Facts about Hot Wax

Encaustic is one of the most versatile mediums I've ever used. It can be poured, carved, scraped, layered, collaged, dipped, cast, sculpted, textured, combined with oil and pastel, and more. And, it cools immediately, perfect for impatient painters like me, so there's minimal cooling/drying time. Plus, it can always be reworked. As for melting, which many clients ask me about, the wax/resin/pigment liquifies at around 200 degrees, so the concern of it melting in your living room on a hot day is unlikely. It's most suitable at room temperature (75 to 80 degrees). And any painting, whether oil, acrylic, watercolor, etc.,...

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