Encaustic

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Watch this time-lapse of Shary Bartlett apply encaustic and India ink on Encausticbord. 8x8, Paisley Phrase

Elise Wagner, Night Moves, 8x8, encaustic on Ampersand Encausticbord
Artwork by Elise Wagner

Only Encausticbord has a ready-to-use surface formulated for the unique demands of encaustic painting and mixed media. Encaustic gesso is applied to Ampersand's sealed Hardbord panel to form a bright, smooth, and velvety surface that is ready to use with the ancient technique of encaustic painting.

Encaustic artwork

Encaustic artist and Ampersand Artist Ambassador, Julie Snidle shares a fun video explaining why Encausticbord is her favorite surface.

With work that references teachings from Zen Buddhism, Christian mysticism, the poetic traditions, and contemplative practices including yoga and meditation, Dietlind Vander Schaaf's artwork has been described as "the transformation of disparate objects into elegantly simple compositions of pattern and grace" (Artscope).