Only Encausticbord has a ready to use surface created for the unique demands of encaustic painting and mixed media. The ground is highly absorbent and holds tight to layers of wax and collage without the fear of cracking or separation. Encausticbord can be used with any combination of mediums imaginable to create incredible textures, colors, and patterns. Encausticbord comes in a variety of sizes and in four different profiles, 2-1⁄8 deep cradled, 1-1⁄2 cradled , 7⁄8 cradled and 1⁄8 flat panels. The cradled panels are made with Ampersand's beautiful signature baltic birch cradles that are ready to paint, stain or leave natural.