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 absorbant surface preparation.
Equipment needed: Electric heating pan or tray. Do not use flame. Heat-proof containers or muffin tray. Natural bristle brushes and spatulas.
Application: Break off desired quantity of wax and place in containers sitting on heating pan . Melt Encaustic Wax melt point = 72o C. 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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