Autumn's Poetry 1
4" x 4" x 1/4" handmade print on wood with easel. Traditional cyantope on collaged watercolor paper enhanced with encaustic medium.
How to care for your encaustic artwork.
Treat an encaustic painting as you would any fine art. Use care hanging, transporting or storing a painting. 1. Consistent Temperature - Hang and store at normal room temperatures. Avoid freezing and extremely hot temperatures; wax will melt at 150°F / 65°C. 2. Avoid Direct Sunlight - Keep all artwork out of direct sunlight. 3. Transporting a painting - When packing encaustic art for transportation, cover the face of the painting with wax paper. Do not use bubble wrap directly on the front of the painting as it may leave an imprint on the surface. For shipping, build a box the right size for the painting. 4. Framing - Encaustic does not need to be protected by glass. A floater frame is an attractive option that also protects the edges of the painting from scratches, dents and chips. Works on paper may be framed under glass; ensure the glass is not in contact with the artwork. 5. Curing - During the first 6-12 months, as the wax cures, an encaustic painting may develop bloom. Bloom is a naturally occurring hazy white residue. It may also occur if