richly colored, ready to use
R&F Encaustics Paints are handmade of purified beeswax, damar resin and high quality pigments. The resin raises the melting temperature of the wax and hardens it so that it can be polished to a gloss.
Encaustic is an ancient technique, dating to the 5th century BC. Wax is melted on a heated palette and applied to a rigid surface. It is then fused or "burned in" to create exquisite visual effects. Encaustic can be sculpted, molded, textured, layered, collaged, scribed or scraped, and can always be reworked by reheating. Extremely durable, it will not deteriorate, yellow or darken over time and is impervious to moisture.
R&F Encaustic Paints are made in the USA in small batches, with each color milled to bring out the individual characteristics of the pigment. The proportion of wax to resin is varied to bring out a uniform workability and hard finish. 104 ml cakes are about the size of a bar of soap.
(1) R&F Encaustic 104ml Cake, Quinacridone Red