I am often asked about what is encaustic and how it's used and cared for. I created this page in hopes of helping to answer those questions.
Encaustic monotype prints and paintings should be transported, shipped and stored in a temperature-controlled environment and always protected from extreme heat (above120°F) and freezing. Do not hang encaustic or any art in direct sunlight. During an encaustic painting’s curing process and over time, its surface sheen may dull and can be brought back to a high gloss by buffing (gently, firmly, though not overly vigorously) using a soft lint-free cloth. As with other prints, glass should not touch the surface of encaustic monotypes.