Encaustic Monotype Printmaking
Each encaustic monotype is a single unique original print. The process involves applying pigmented wax to a heated palette surface made of anodized aluminum. No printing press is involved. A piece of fine paper – such as Japanese, Sumi or Masa paper, is then laid onto the palette and the warm wax is picked up by the paper. Some works involve multiple lifts and may include additional drawings on the surface of the print.
If you are interested in learning about the encaustic monotype process or encaustic painting, an excellent resource to check out is All Things Encaustic.