Michael Mirabito, photo encaustic

Photo Encaustic Images

Backlight and Displays
written by: Michael Mirabito

Photo encaustic is the process of combining a photograph with encaustic medium and paint. More importantly, though, is the manner in which the encaustic medium actually transforms a photograph, the paper it’s printed on and the interaction with backlight. An Introduction Encaustic medium is beeswax mixed with damar resin. Add pigment, and you have encaustic paint. Encaustic painting has existed for centuries. You create or build up a painting by layering melted encaustic medium and paint. An important part of the painting process is using heat, typically produced by a heat gun or torch, to fuse the layers. After you Read more »