Enkaustikos

Angled Hog Bristle Brushes Enkaustikos Special Order Only

These hog bristle brushes have a shortened handle to make them practical for encaustic painters - the overall brush length from tip to tip is 8.5". The angled brush shape is ideal for cutting in close lines and the broad end is great for laying down strokes of color. The thick bristles are well suited for use with hot wax paint and they heat quickly to work the paint effectively.

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Anodized Aluminum Plates Enkaustikos Special Order Only

Great for encaustic monoprinting, these affordable and portable plates allow artists to convert any pancake griddle into a printing plate. They have a clear anodized coating to eliminate color reaction to the aluminum surface. These plates also can be used as a color mixing palette.

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Bleached Beeswax Enkaustikos Special Order Only

Bleached Beeswax is purified beeswax that achieves its bright white color through a chemical bleaching process. It is typically used for candle making and by oil painters in their painting mediums to matte colors or varnishes. Available in small easy-to-melt pastilles (thin pellets).

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Carnauba Wax Enkaustikos Special Order Only

Obtained from the leaves of a palm tree, this very light pale yellow wax is added to encaustic paint to raise the melting point, increase hardness and to make a more durable paint film. Use only a small amount to avoid making a brittle film that may crack. It melts at approximately 181°F. Available in thin, easy-to-melt flakes.

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Damar Resin Enkaustikos Special Order Only

Made from the purified sap of trees in Malaysia, damar resin is used to produce a harder and more durable encaustic paint film. In combination with beeswax, it produces a paint film with a higher index of refraction allowing the encaustic colors to appear luminous. Unlike damar varnish, damar resin is a safe, people- and earth-friendly product to work with in encaustic paints as it does not include turpentine, which is not only flammable but also gives off unhealthy fumes.

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Empty Hot Cakes 8 oz. Tin Enkaustikos Special Order Only

This 8 oz. metal tin with slip-on lid features a white paper label which allows you to record your formula for any custom mix right on the lid

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Hot Cakes Encaustic Wax Paint Enkaustikos Special Order Only

Hot Cakes are ready-to-use encaustic wax paints inside convenient metal tins. The encaustic colors are made from quality pigments, the finest damar resin and United States Pharmaceutical Grade (USP) refined natural beeswax. The metal tins are designed so that the artist can pop the tin full of wax paint onto their hot palette. After about 20 minutes at 150-175°, the paint will be melted and ready to use! The metal tin is reusable and even comes with a handy lid to keep paint dust-free during storage.

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Hot Cakes Let's Get Started Introductory Set Enkaustikos Special Order Only

An ideal way to get started with encaustic painting! This set contains one 1.5 fl. oz. tin each of titanium white, bismuth yellow, napthol red, ultramarine blue, wax medium and slick wax. Packaged in a very large tin that can also be used for melting larger quantities of paints, medium or slick wax or for storage. The set also includes an empty tin and a mail-in coupon for a free Hot Cakes Refill.

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Hot Sticks Encaustic Wax Paint Enkaustikos Special Order Only

Hot Sticks feature the same professional artist quality colors you find in the Hot Cakes line in a versatile, square stick. These encaustic paints are made from quality pigments, the finest damar resin and United States Pharmaceutical Grade (USP) refined natural beeswax. The versatile square paint stick shape allows artist to easily use encaustic paints for encaustic painting, printmaking, rubbings and mixed media techniques. They can be melted directly on a hot palette to create a puddle of color for brush application or can be applied directly on a heated substrate. When applied to a heated substrate, they glide just like lipstick. The tip of the stick can be used to paint fine details or the stick can be swiped on its side to make bold strokes of color. Colors can be mixed directly on the painting or on a hot palette. The sticks can also be melted together in a large tin to create custom mixes. Each stick measures 2.5" x .56" x .56" and contains 13ml of paint.

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Hot Sticks Sets Enkaustikos Special Order Only

These sets are a great way to get started in encaustic painting or expand your palette. These encaustic paints are made from quality pigments, the finest damar resin and United States Pharmaceutical Grade (USP) refined natural beeswax. The versatile square paint stick shape allows artist to easily use encaustic paints for encaustic painting, printmaking, rubbings and mixed media techniques. They can be melted directly on a hot palette to create a puddle of color for brush application or can be applied directly on a heated substrate. When applied to a heated substrate, they glide just like lipstick. The tip of the stick can be used to paint fine details or the stick can be swiped on its side to make bold strokes of color. Colors can be mixed directly on the painting or on a hot palette. The sticks can also be melted together in a large tin to create custom mixes. Each stick measures 2.5" x .56" x .56" and contains 13ml of paint.

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Hot Sticks Wax Medium Enkaustikos Special Order Only

The same quality wax medium as Enkaustikos Wax Medium in a square, versatile stick. Made from U.S. Pharmaceutical Grade refined beeswax and damar resin, this wax medium can be used to create textures or can be added to Enkaustikos Wax Paints to increase transparency for glazing techniques. It is ideal for mixing with your own pigments to make custom colors, and can also be applied as a topcoat to add depth to finished encaustic paintings. It can be melted directly on a hot palette to create a puddle of medium for brush application or can be applied directly on a heated substrate. When applied to a heated substrate, it glides just like lipstick.

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Hot Sticks XD Wax Medium Enkaustikos Special Order Only

The same quality wax medium as Enkaustikos X-D Wax Medium in a square, versatile stick. This medium has a high concentration of damar resin, providing a harder film that is glossier, more translucent and much more durable than regular wax medium. It can be used as a base coat, topcoat or wax paint extender. It offers a hard, durable surface that can be polished to a glass-like sheen. The extra damar also makes it less flexible so rigid substrates are recommended. It can be melted directly on a hot palette to create a puddle of medium for brush application or can be applied directly on a heated substrate. When applied to a heated substrate, it glides just like lipstick.

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Impasto Wax Enkaustikos Special Order Only

Impasto wax is a blend of USP beeswax and translucent white microcrystalline wax. It is an economical way to add dimension to encaustic painting, build texture quickly and is ideal for creating sculptural surfaces. Microcrystalline wax will yellow over time so impasto wax should be used early in the layering process and encapsulated with encaustic paint. Available in a 10 oz. bag.

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Luster Wax Enkaustikos Special Order Only

Luster wax is a synthetic, non-petroleum based wax derived from coal. Small amounts may be added to wax paint to raise the melting point and increase hardness and shine. Requires a 205°F temperature to melt and blend with encaustic paints. Only small amounts should be added and care should be exercised to make sure that the wax paint does not burn. Available in easy-to-melt and dispense prills (tiny granules).

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Microcrystalline Wax Enkaustikos Special Order Only

Ideal for building up layers of texture on encaustic paintings and ensuring the integrity of the paint film, this pure white microcrystalline wax is more flexible than paraffin and works well as a plasticizer for encaustic paints. It melts at 170° to 180°F which allows artists to apply encaustic paint over the modeled surface with minimal disturbance to the bottom sculpted surface. The wax will yellow over time from exposure to UV so it is important to paint over and encapsulate the impasto wax layer.

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Rabbit Skin Glue Enkaustikos Special Order Only

This traditional organic sizing material is used oil painters to size their linen or cotton canvas prior to applying an oil ground. This size acts as a barrier to protect the fabric from deterioration from the oils in the primer. It can also be mixed with titanium white and precipitated chalk to create a dry gesso, which is an ideal surface for encaustic and egg tempera painting. Available as a dry granulated powder in re-sealable foil bags.

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Slick Wax Enkaustikos Special Order Only

Slick wax eliminates the need for any type of solvent in an encaustic painting studio. It will easily and quickly clean brushes, tools and attachments for quick color changes during the encaustic painting process.

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Slotted Brushes Enkaustikos Special Order Only

These natural hog bristle brushes are specially designed to rapidly apply large, bold, textured strokes of wax paint. When used with a heat gun during paint application, the slotted design of the brush allows for hot air to circulate between the bristles, keeping paint moving fluidly on both sides of the brush.

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Soy Wax Enkaustikos Special Order Only

An eco-friendly wax for cleaning brushes, Soy Wax is a natural by-product of soy beans used in the food, cosmetic, candle-making industry and art supply industry. It melts at around 120 degrees Fahrenheit making it a suitable choice for cleaning brushes and tools used in the encaustic process. It is available in an easy-to-melt flake form and has an off-white opaque appearance. Do not overheat, heat below smoking temperatures. Not intended to be mixed with encaustic paints. Available in a resealable 12 oz. bag.

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USP Refined Beeswax Enkaustikos Special Order Only

This translucent beeswax is 100% natural. It is United States Pharmaceutical (USP) grade so it has been filtered and purified without the use of harsh chemicals or bleaching agents. It comes in little tiny granules (called prills) making it easy to measure, dispense and melt. It has the same natural scent that you find with all pure beeswax.

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Wax Medium Enkaustikos Special Order Only

Made from U.S. Pharmaceutical Grade refined beeswax and damar resin, this wax medium can be used to create textures or can be added to Enkaustikos Wax Paints to increase transparency for glazing techniques. It is ideal for mixing with your own pigments to make custom colors, and can also be applied as a topcoat to add depth to finished encaustic paintings.

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Wax Snaps Natural Yellow Wax Medium Enkaustikos Special Order Only

This natural wax medium is made from a yellow U.S. pharmaceutical grade beeswax and Dammar resin. It has a 6:1 ration of beeswax to Dammar resin. This wax medium can be used as a basecoat, topcoat, as a collage medium and also to extend wax paints when a more transparent effect is desired. The natural yellow properties of this wax medium will provide a warm cast.

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Wax Snaps Wax Medium Enkaustikos Special Order Only

This wax medium is a great product to have on hand in an encaustic studio due to its versatile uses. It can be used as a basecoat, topcoat and for glazing techniques.

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Wax Snaps Wax Paint Enkaustikos Special Order Only

This professional encaustic wax paint is available in a versatile 40ml bar. The shape of this bar allows artists to use the whole bar or to break off a section with a simple snap. They are great for printmaking techniques, direct melting on a hot palette or snapping off a section to use for refills. They are ideal for the workshop and classroom setting, where they can be easily snapped and shared. Made from US pharmaceutical grade beeswax, Dammar resin and high quality pigments. These snaps are highly pigmented and can be used full strength or diluted with a wax medium to create glazes and extend paints.

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Wax Snaps XD Wax Medium Enkaustikos Special Order Only

This wax medium has a higher content of Dammar resin than the original Wax Snaps Wax Medium, giving it a thicker consistency when liquefied. It also has a sticky tack while drying for easy texture build up and will stay pliable for longer. Once cooled, it is resistant to surface alterations as a result from scraping or incising and functions similar to a hard film. It is a versatile medium that can be used as a basecoat, a wax paint extender for glazing and is especially useful as a topcoat to produce a glass-like surface.

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XD Wax Medium Enkaustikos Special Order Only

X-D Wax medium has a high concentration of damar resin, giving it a working consistency and flow similar to honey when liquefied. The extra damar provides a harder film that is glossier, more translucent and much more durable than regular wax medium. It can be used as a base coat, topcoat or wax paint extender. It offers a hard, durable surface that can be polished to a glass-like sheen. The extra damar also makes it less flexible so rigid substrates are recommended. Available in 1.5 oz. and 6 oz. ready-to-heat tins and 8 oz. and 16 oz. resealable bags.

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