In early August I attended an Intermediate Monotypes workshop at Paula Roland’s studio https://www.paularoland.com/ in Santa Fe, NM. It was a 4 day workshop covering everything you can do with encaustics on a hotbox (a temperature controlled hot aluminum plate) that you apply encaustic paint to for printmaking. I found this to be an experimental and experiential process of working with wax in this way. It is certainly a departure for me from encaustic painting on a cold wooden panel.
In this process, the wax is instantly bonded to the paper and picks up any drawn image on the plate. The range of imagery and manipulation of the paint is endless.
It also opened me up to looking at other tools, mainly rubber and silicone that are heat resistant and allow for additive and subtractive methods directly on the plate.