Encaustic paintings are created on Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) in the standard size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches. The ATC supports are made of Encausticbord™, a unique material created for encaustic painting. The background colours are painted first, creating a marbled look ideal for sunsets and northern skies. A reversed laser photocopy of a black and white photograph is then burnished onto the cooling wax paints to create an image transfer. Once fully burnished, the paper is removed, and the black toner remains on the surface of the painting (like a tattoo) and gives a highly-detailed contrasting picture in the foreground of the painting.
To purchase available encaustic paintings, please visit my online store at Lexi Reid Studio on Etsy.