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PHOTO-ENCAUSTIC ART WORK
Many people are intrigued when they see my photo-encaustic wall art, often initially thinking it is a canvas but as they see the photograph up close they simply just have to touch when they see the texture and depth in the piece. After inspection, next comes the question: “What is it?”
Care & keeping of your photo-encaustic artwork
These are some tips to keep your pieces in good condition. Remember, the mummy encaustic portraits are almost 2,000 years old. Your encaustic artwork is made of a very long-lasting medium! Your artwork will be around for many generations!
Avoid strong Sunlight & heat
-As with any artwork, I would recommend that you avoid direct contact with Sunlight as over time this can fade the piece.
– Encaustic wax won’t liquify until it gets back up to 200 degrees, but it can get soft or ruined in very high temperatures. Try to keep your pieces out of direct heat as much as possible.
-Very cold weather can also cause the wax to shrink and crack. Avoid storing your artwork in freezing cold temperatures too. Don’t store them in an attic, garage, or storage unit or display your artwork above a strong heat source ie – wood burner
6 – 9 Months to cure
-Your encaustic piece doesn’t completely cure for 6-12 months and you may see some crystallization or hazing on the wax during that time. This is called blooming.
-To remove blooming or dust from the pieces, use a lint-free cloth to buff the surface of the wax. The more you buff, the shiner your wax will be. You can also use the palm of your hand to buff your piece. A lint-free cloth will be provided with your artwork.
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