This encaustic medium is made of an 8:1 mix of beeswax and damar resin.
What is encaustic?
Also known as hot wax painting, encaustic painting is a method which uses pigments melted with wax and fixed or fused to the painting surface with heat. It dates back to the ancient times, perhaps as early as 100-300AD.
For inspiration, follow Cloth Paper Scissors' Encaustic Painting board on Pinterest.
Encaustic painting supplies
Many artists use beeswax and add pigment to create their own medium, but oil pastels are also commonly used. There are also special encaustic tools that the process requires, including heating tools and encaustic wax. Find out how to safety use encaustic supplies on our blog.
There are many resources both online and offline to educate yourself on encaustic wax painting. Start with one of our free encaustic workshops for beginners. There are also blogs by encaustic painters