If you’re drawn to the art of encaustic painting, look no further than this comprehensive guide to all things related to hot, melted, or burned wax. Whether you’ve been working with encaustic for awhile, or are excited to try it, you’re sure to find projects and techniques you enjoy. Start out with the basics of the art, including an overview of the encaustic supplies and tools you’ll need to interact with the medium. Learn the fundamentals of creating colored wax, getting the right thickness and texture, and cutting into your layers for different effects. Once you’ve got the basics down, delve into a wide variety of encaustic painting techniques, from incorporating found objects to using metallic leaf transfers. You’ll also find several ways to finish an encaustic art project, with paint, stain, shellac, and more. Utilize your newfound encaustic painting skills with 20+ included projects that incorporate the demonstrated techniques.