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These Encaustic Paints Are the Bee’s Knees

Photo by: Art in America

Getting tired of your same old paints? Make like the Ancient Greeks and Romans and give encaustic paints a try. In this method, which dates back more than 2,000 years, a pigmented mixture of beeswax and damar resin is heated until it’s supple enough to apply with a brush. Encaustics dry with a subtle, glossy sheen and are ideal for layered work, making them a great alternative to textured mediums like...

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