Remember when I did all the cold wax experimentation? I stumbled onto a very interesting way of preparing supports for encaustic painting. While I was pulling together my notes for the Encaustic Materials Handbook project, I found that information and rewrote it.
For those who don’t recall, you can use cold wax paste to super-saturate your encaustic boards, which creates a painting surface that is nearly pinhole- and bubble-free. Even though it is a cold wax paste, it makes a perfect ground for hot wax encaustic.
The cold wax board prep guide will be in the book, but for now you can grab a downloadable copy from the Free Box on the right-side column, or from this link: Preparing Encaustic Supports with Cold Wax. Here’s photo from an earlier post where I discuss cold wax paste: