Opulence. Encaustic is perhaps the most beautiful of all artists' paints, and it is as versatile as any 21st century medium. It can be polished to a high gloss, carved, scraped, layered, collaged, dipped, cast, modeled, sculpted, textured, and combined with oil. It cools immediately, so that there is no drying time, yet it can always be reworked.
The Encaustic Translucent 7pc Set jewel-toned colors are perfect for subtle glazes.
This set features six of R&F Handmade Paints studio-size 40 ml cakes of encaustic and comes packaged in Ampersand's cradled 6" x 6" Encausticbord, just add heat and your creativity.
What distinguishes R&F encaustic paint as handmade is the intensive labor involved in making paint solely from its base ingredients of pigment and medium. R&F wants the individual characteristics of each pigment to show through. This means that the formulation and milling of each pigment must be tailored to its particular traits. Each of R&Fs colors has a slightly different feel to it. Each color is milled in small carefully controlled batches.