17 August 2017

Cold encaustic in icon writing

36th chapter Dionysius described one of the recipes of waxy binder used in painting since the time of early antiquity.

The essence of this method consists in saponification (hydrolysis) of wax in water and than connecting the waxy soap with the glue. Applying this method in our icon writing practice for more than six years, we came to the conclusion about the possibility of various modifications of this method.