Surprise your loved one with this original Encaustic Wax greeting card 'Fall in Love!
What is Encaustic?
Encaustic is a wax-based painting medium that originated with the ancient Greeks over 3000 years ago.
The primary ingredients of encaustic paint are beeswax and a tree gum called, damar resin. The combination of beeswax and damar is referred to as Encaustic Medium and it forms the base of encaustic paint. Pigments are then added to the encaustic medium to create colored wax-based paints.
A distinctive benefit of encaustic painting is its durability due to the impervious (to moisture) characteristic of beeswax. Encaustic paintings do not need a glass cover or a protective top coating and are very resistant to fading, yellowing and cracking. Encaustic painting is also a very clean process that is free of chemicals, solvents and the fumes associated with them.