Encaustic Substrates: What Does Encaustic Adhere to Best?

Encaustic painting has an ancient history, but the narrative of proven technical investigation is relatively limited. There are many inaccurate assumptions about what grounds are suitable for encaustic. As the use of encaustic has expanded into the realm of mixed media over the last 60 years, it is being applied to a greater range of surfaces, including glass, plexiglass, metals, papers, fabrics, commercial panels, ceramic, stone, other paint mediums, etc.

The purpose of this investigation, therefore, is to develop a systematic approach to testing and answer the question, what does encaustic adhere to best?