[icebtac] Re: [accessibleimage] low tech wax drawing experiment

  • From: "Robert Jaquiss" <rjaquiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <accessibleimage@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <icebtac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 16:15:41 -0600


In response to Lisa Yayla's note; there is an art form called encaustic. The process involves applying hot wax to a surface. There is a site:


which has a lot of information on this topic. The link for encaustic resources leads to a page that has a link to material suppliers.

Many years ago, my father carved maps for me in wax. He carved the map in reverse, then painted the wax with layers of latex rubber. The last layers was extra heavy onto which he laid a piece of muslin cloth. When the whole map was cured, it could be removed from the wax and looked. To deal with the nonslip surface of the rubber, talcum powder was lightly brushed on. The resulting rubber map was quite durable and could even be thermoformed. Hope this is useful.


Robert Jaquiss

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