Faux Encaustic Finish

Just wanted to show you this picture.

It’s one of the cooler finishes we’ve done recently, again for Susan Major at The Hestia Group. We call it a faux encaustic because it reminds us of encaustic wax painting, which is a process of applying translucent layers of hot wax to a surface and then scraping and otherwise manipulating the result. The scraping part is similar, although the material is conventional latex paint, diluted then daubed on with a brush and moved around with a rubber window squeegee. Try it at home!

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