encaustic | encasement

encasement | 10 x 10 inches
After much thought, I decided to switch to a different brand of panel. Pior to encasement, I'd been using Apollon Elephant 1.5" deep cradled panels. I began using them in Charleston (where I first started encaustic) because it was the sole brand sold by the only fine art supply store in town. Now I find the 1.5" cradled sides unnecessarily deep, and the construction isn't quite as crisp as I'd like now.
So I've chosen Encausticbord 7/8" cradled panels and I much prefer them. encasement was painted on  Encausticbord. I have also decided to use a product containing orange oil and beeswax on the cradled sides. It gives a beautiful finish to the wood. No more painting the sides black, which proved to be too time-consuming.


bridgette said...

What is the product that you're using for the sides? I paint mine black too and have been thinking of changing things up.

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

Hi Bridgette,
The product is Howard FW0016 Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish and Conditioner, available on Amazon. I'm just getting around to ordering it.

Kristy said...

Very pretty! I can imagine that it would take a lot of time to paint the sides black. It is nice having another option.

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Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

Yes, good to have options. It was not an easy decision for me, changing from black painted sides because I believe in being consistent - although sometimes a change is needed.

Thank you!