This media produces art that is really gorgeous to look and is very adaptable as any other medium of today. You can create a really glossy effect by polishing it. You can carve it or even scrape it. It can be used to create a layered effect or create a collage. It has also been used to dip or cast some pieces of art. You can also sculpt it and use it add a textured look or use it combined with oils. Since it cools rather rapidly, there is virtually no waiting for it to dry. But you need not worry about making any changes or rework, that too can be done.
You do not have to use any solvents to use Encaustic Paints. Just heat it to start working with it. Since the paint is supposed to be used from a heated palette, you will find it quite easy to use. Plus there is the additional advantage of any hazards to your health being reduced or even eliminated dramatically from using this medium to create art. Here are some of very Creative Examples of Encaustic Painting.