Encaustic paint is wax based and is applied hot (melted) to a prepared cradled wood surface.  The wax is kept at fluid temperature on a heated palette (griddle) and each layer of wax is fused to the underlying layers through use of a heat gun or iron.  Each work is comprised of dozens of layers of wax.  According to R & F Paints, an encaustic paint manufacturer, the word 'encaustic' comes from the Greek word 'enkaiein', meaning to burn in, referring to the process of fusing the paint.

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