Encaustic Wax


Encaustic is a beeswax-based painting medium. Heated till molten and coloured with pigment or oil colour, the wax is applied whilst hot to inflexible supports with an absorbent surface preparation.

Equipment needed:
. Electric heating pan or tray. Do not use flame.
. Heat-proof containers or muffin tray.
. Natural bristle brushes and spatulas.

. Break off desired quantity of wax and place in containers sitting on heating pan
. Melt Encaustic Wax melt point = 72 degrees Celcius.
. Once melted add pigment to colour. Stir to blend through the wax evenly.
. Apply to prepared surface with brushes or spatulas. The wax hardens as it cools.

Ingredients: Refined Beeswax, Castor Wax.

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