Prepping my 50 panels for encaustic takes some time:
- Cut cabinet-grade birch plywood into 6″x6″ panels;
- Sand lightly as needed;
- Tape edges to prevent glue from dripping (encaustic doesn’t like glue);
- Glue the photos;
- weight them overnight;
- Remove tape;
- Trim photos to the edge of the panel;
- Sand edges again if needed.
- Base coat of clear encaustic wax to protect photo.
Now they’re prepped and ready to go!