"Settled," Mixed Media Encaustic by Pam Nichols
"Coral Reef" encaustic by Manuela Kalestiantz
The encaustic process involves luminous layers of beeswax - combined with Damar resin and colored pigment - to be heated, applied to a surface, manipulated into multi-colored images or carved designs and then fused. Fusing occurs between each layer of material. The word "encaustic" comes from the Greeks and means "to burn in."