Encaustic painting is a way to paint with heated beeswax. But if you don't want to invest in some of the costly equipment such as the wax melting heaters and the heat guns, you can imitate the look with acrylic mediums.
In this video, they talk about all the little secrets to making acrylics have a very similar look. They are clever tips and techniques that gives the mediums that lovely waxy translucent looking surface that encaustic paintings all have.
Watch the full video at this link.
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Heather Reed is the Assistant Manager/Buyer and office rockstar at IBF. She writes all of our emails, blog posts and and manages all of our social media sites. Heather is also an artist and has experience in lots of various mediums. You will usually find her researching new products, finding the best bargains, writing, painting, enjoying nature, all while chasing around her two vivacious little boys.