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Burnishers have many useful attributes: such as fusing tiny areas, manipulating soft paint, textural effects, or heated to incise.

One use of this tool can be defined as a metal sculpting tool. A specialized use is the ability to make a faceted like surface. Heating the tool first in order to keep paint from sticking; yet, not having the tool to hot that it melts the wax. You are literally forcing the paint down and creating small markings that have a polished appearance; each mark adds to the larger textural surface that has a unique reflective quality.

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Revisiting old topics and filling in holes is quite a chore, yet a necessary one, one that will offer more quality information. For example: recent activity and questions surrounding hardboard and/or masonite, has directed our attention to fill in the blanks on that topic (currently under revision/addition), as well as, more about gesso (specifically encaustic gesso) and other topics (search the tabs), all are in the works. 

Prior years were to get as much general information as possible up and available- a starting point. More and more however, new topics are focused and detailed, and old ones will be getting revisiting; removing any possibility of confusion. 

I should point out that this is a one person operation (takes me awhile to get around to everything, ohh yeah, I should make some art), Anyway, where was I?, oh! one person operation..., even though I tend to refer in posts and topics as we, it is to remove the need to revisit things later when it really is we. All of this whilst working, making art, and whatever may be the case.

As always, I welcome any opinions, comments, and questions- simply contact me.

Thank you
Jonathan Parks