I recently took a class at Jerry’s Art O Rama on Encaustics. Interesting medium. You start with heated wax, which you can add colorant to, or they sell it pre-mixed.
While beyond the scope of this class, you can add items to it—such as paper, twigs, lace, etc. for a more layered effect.
This is the piece I did.
I don’t know if I will incorporate this type of work into my regular creating, mostly because if I add another medium with all of it’s tools and equipment and specialized “stuff” I think my husband will just about lose it! But my friend has picked it up with a vengeance and I am sure I will create some things with her in the future! Watching the wax melt and move the color around was quite mesmerizing. I can see why people like to create with it!