The versatility of encaustic waxes, colored with pigments, then applied and tooled with low-heat instruments or used with hair brushes from a molten palette is truly outstanding. Portraits have been painted this way for more than 2000 years and today there is a strong resurgence of interest and activity in the field of encaustic. The medium is experiencing a revolution; a re-birth of heat and wax techniques with materials that offer unusual luminosity, durability, style and creative potential.
Set of 6, 1/2 ounce, clear blocks of wax can be used to dilute & thin any color and is especially effective with the more translucent ones. Clear wax tends to have a thinner consistency.