I loved encaustics paintings from the very first time I saw one.  They have an ethereal atmosphere with depth that I find intriguing.

The medium is molten beeswax with damar resin and oil paints for color. The process involves applying several layers of heated (200 degrees) medium  to a heated porous surface, usually heavy paper or wood panels,  with each layer fused to the previous one with a heat gun.  It’s a versatile medium: carvable, texturable, small items cam be embedded in it, and photos and drawings can be transferred onto it.  Oh, so many possibilities!!