Encaustic is a technique of painting with hot melted beeswax that has been mixed with damar resin.  
Pure pigment colors are added to the melted wax.  The mixture is melted on a hot plate set at a
low heat in metal containers until it is easy to spread.  Wooden substrates are
often used as a firm support and each layer of wax is fused with a torch or heat gun.
Wax can be applied by brush and other tools, using many techniques.  
The process dates back to Ancient Greece where it was often used for portraits.

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