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Microcrystalline Wax Jacquard

This synthetic wax comes in one pound blocks. It can be used alone or mixed with paraffin for batik. Also used in encaustic painting as a substitute for the encaustic medium. Melting temperature is 175° F.

Paraffin Wax Jacquard

Paraffin is derived from petroleum. It is relatively brittle and will flake when used alone for batik and therefore is commonly mixed with microcrystalline wax. It can also be used for cleaning brushes in encaustic. Comes in pellets. Melting point is 130° F.

White Beeswax Jacquard

This pharmaceutical grade granular white beeswax is filtered, not bleached. It is the main ingredient for encaustic paint. It can be used alone but when mixed with Damar Resin will become harder, more translucent, dust repellent and can be buffed to a satin sheen.

Yellow Beeswax Jacquard

This 100% refined yellow beeswax comes in a 1 lb. cake for batik dying.

Beeswax Block Williamsburg

Beeswax makes varnishes and paints appear matte. In encaustic painting, it is used as the binding medium. It can be blended with oils, resins and diluents for use in oil painting media. A small addition to oil paint is said to slow drying and reduce yellowing, as well as improve the stability of paint and make it more suitable for impasto effects. It may also be used as a final varnish and employed in temperas.

Soy Wax Jacquard Drop Ship Only

Made from a vegetable by-product, this wax is biodegradable and has no fumes when heated. It is popular for candlemaking as it is non-toxic and burns cleaner than paraffin. It has a low melting temperature and can be used for a gentle cold water batik dye method. It washes out with hot water and soap.

Beeswax Pellets Williamsburg Drop Ship Only

Beeswax makes varnishes and paints appear matte. In encaustic painting, it is used as the binding medium. It can be blended with oils, resins and diluents for use in oil painting media. A small addition to oil paint is said to slow drying and reduce yellowing, as well as improve the stability of paint and make it more suitable for impasto effects. It may also be used as a final varnish and employed in temperas.