Encaustic is a process that involves securing a photo to a wood panel and then applying Bees Wax over it in layers, then fusing, or burning it into the previous layer. It adds wonderful texture to my photography.
Encaustic is an ancient method of using Bees Wax, Resin and Heat to seal and preserve art. It was practiced by Greek artists as far back as the 5th century B.C. and is perhaps the most durable form of painting, evidenced by the Faiyum Mummy Portraits in Egypt. They have survived over 200 years without cracking, flaking or fading.