R&F Handmade Paints

Half Pigment Stick Sets R&F Handmade Paints

The 3-color set contains one each of three 19ml colors including ivory black, mars red, and sienna yellow extra-pale.

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Pigment Stick Sets R&F Handmade Paints

The 6-color sets come packaged in a 6½" × 7½" cradled Ampersand Gessobord with six 38ml pigment sticks. The 12-color set coms in a 8" × 12" Ampersand Gessobord and has twelve 38ml pigment sticks.

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Pigment Sticks R&F Handmade Paints

Pigment sticks are oil paints manufactured with enough wax for the paint to be molded into a stick form, allowing the painter to draw or paint directly onto a surface without brushes, palettes, paint tubes or solvents.

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Blending Medium R&F Handmade Paints Special Order Only

Blending medium is ideal for glazing colors, and can be worked directly into a color to increase the color's transparency or to blend colors together on the surface. Available with drier and without. Medium with drier contain a small amount of Cobalt Drier added to speed up the drying time. The use of a Cobalt Direr can affect color, so best use is to work colors on top of it after it has been laid down on the surface.

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Damar Resin Crystals R&F Handmade Paints Special Order Only

Damar resin, a component of encaustic paint, is a natural tree resin that allows encaustic paints to be buffed to a higher, more translucent surface and helps prevent blooming in the wax. Beeswax can be used as the prime ingredient, along with damar resin, for making encaustic medium. It can also be used straight as an initial primer coating for panels and paper to be used with encaustics.

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Encaustic Brushes R&F Handmade Paints Special Order Only

These brushes are made from natural chinking bristles, rather than synthetic fibers, to prevent melting and scorching on heated surfaces. Each brush features a unique mid-length handle designed specifically for table-top painting on encaustic surfaces.

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Encaustic Cake Sets R&F Handmade Paints Special Order Only

Each set contains six colors of 40ml encaustic cakes.

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Encaustic Gesso R&F Handmade Paints Special Order Only

This encaustic gesso is a ready-to-use white ground for encaustic painting. It has a higher proportion of binder to solid making it an absorbent, archivally sound surface for encaustic painting.

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Encaustic Medium R&F Handmade Paints Special Order Only

Encaustic medium is encaustic paint without pigment. Used to extend colors and to create transparencies. It is made of the same 100% pharmaceutical grade beeswax and damar resin as the encaustic cakes. Available in a 333ml cake or bags of pellets.

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Encaustic Paint Cakes R&F Handmade Paints Special Order Only

Encaustic paints are popular as an alternative to oil and acrylic paints. They are a versatile medium as they can be molded, layered, sculpted, textured and combined with collage materials, with no drying time required. Made of pigment, pure beeswax and damar resin, these ready-to-use, heavily pigmented encaustic paint cakes come in many vibrant colors. Encaustic cakes are resistant to moisture and highly durable.

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Encaustic Starter Kit R&F Handmade Paints Special Order Only

This Encaustic Starter Kit contains five 40ml cakes of Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Green Pale, Quinacridone Red, Titanium White, and Ultramarine Blue encaustic paint, as well as a cradled Ampersand Encausticbord, small packages of encaustic medium and soy wax; 2 palette cups, 2 brushes, and an R&F Color Chart and Basic Encaustic Manual.

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Hot Shot Heat Gun R&F Handmade Paints Special Order Only

Heat Guns are used to fuse encaustic paintings without touching the surface. This heat gun has dual fan speeds as well as an adjustable temperature dial. Attachments for directing and focusing heated air are available separately.

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Impasto & Modeling Wax R&F Handmade Paints Special Order Only

This impasto and modeling wax is a blend of microcrystalline (petroleum) waxes and beeswax. Designed for sculptural purposes, the wax can be cast, carved and layered to create a textural surface. It is not intended as a surface medium but works well in combination with encaustic paints. The melting point of the impasto and modeling wax (175&#186 F, 79º C) is higher than the melting point of encaustic paint (approximately 162º F, 72º C). The difference in temperature allows one to paint and fuse the encaustic over a shape without immediately blunting sculptural details or impasto effects.

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Palette Cups R&F Handmade Paints Special Order Only

These palette cups, made of heavy-duty aluminum and steel alloy can be used to melt large amounts of paint at a time. These are excellent for keeping colors pure and for saving mixes. In packs of three.

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Soy Wax R&F Handmade Paints Special Order Only

Soy wax is used for cleaning encaustic brushes and tools. Once cleaned with soy wax, brushes can be washed with soap and water and reused in other mediums.

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Surface Thermometer R&F Handmade Paints Special Order Only

Use this thermometer to get an accurate reading of the temperature of encaustic palettes or other heated surfaces. With its temperature range of 50º to 600º, it is an essential tool for painting safely with encaustics.

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White Beeswax R&F Handmade Paints Special Order Only

This white beeswax has been decolorized by mechanical filtration, rather than through bleaching. Filtering the wax is gentler process that makes it less reactive to pigments than chemical bleaching. The wax comes granulated so it is easy to melt and measure.

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