Here is an 8 minute video of Martha Stewart and artist Leah MacDonald demonstrating one method of doing encaustic. Leah MacDonald is known for her photos, often black and white, which she paints and coats with wax. She pours her wax on the photo, thus getting a smooth, even coating. I've always painted the wax on with a brush. Also, she is using bleached wax whereas I use unbleached yellowish wax. It's a great demonstration, me thinks.