Encaustics, quite simply, are wax-based paints. These paints offer a truly unique experience. Your colors melt on a heated plate, and dry instantly as you apply them. You can add layer upon layer easily and quickly. A wide variety of tools allow you to manipulate your art after it is applied. Encaustics do not require harsh solvents and dry to an impervious finish. You can embed anything into your paintings, carve, shape and mold to practically any effect desired. You can leave the surface rough and matte or work it to a semi-gloss to high-gloss enamel-like finish. Encaustics are an experience you should not miss!