Last weekend I worked with encaustics for the first time. I had no idea what I was doing and it was a little intimidating at first, but lots of fun once I got started. I noticed that the second I put on the first layer of wax, i immediately scraped it off. It was hard to just let go and make a mess. I started a little painting of an iron, it was awful, but I'm glad I had the opportunity to make my first dot.