Encaustic Medium is an essential component to encaustic painting. Beeswax on its own will remain soft; the addition of damar resin raises the melting temperature and will allow the beeswax to cure and harden over time. Our medium is composed of 100% USP beeswax and damar resin. Medium is typically used to create transparency and extend encaustic colors. It can also be used for mixed media and sculptural applications. Encaustic Medium is the encaustic paint without pigment.
Our Impasto Modeling Wax is a blend of microcrystalline (petroleum) waxes and beeswax. It is designed for sculptural purposes. The Impasto Modeling Wax can be cast, carved, and layered to create a textural surface. Impasto is available in 333 ml cakes. The melting point of the impasto | modeling wax (175°F, 79°C) is a higher temperature than the melting point of encaustic (approximately 162°F, 72°C). The difference in temperature allows one to paint and fuse the encaustic over a shape without immediately blunting sculptural details or impasto effects.