Pouring is a technique that can be used to build up the surface with encaustic without using brushes. By creating a barrier around your support, which can be masking tape that has been burnished to your support, you can simply pour melted encaustic paint or medium (tinted or untinted) onto your panel. After you allow the encaustic paint or medium to cool back to room temperature you can then remove the barrier and are left with a smooth surface. *Hint - it is helpful to heat up your support prior to your pour that allows your encaustic to fuse without an additional heating.

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