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Hot Sticks are ready-to-use professional encaustic paints. Artist-quality colors made from the most beautiful pigments, the finest damar resin, and United States Pharmaceutical Grade (USP) beeswax, Hot Sticks paints contain no bleach or synthetic adulterants. Plus, because they're solvent-free, they require no turpentine or mineral spirits for cleanup.
The new square paint stick shape allows artists to use encaustic paints in a whole new way. The Hot Stick design is very versatile. You can use Hot Sticks for encaustic painting, printmaking, rubbings, and even mixed media techniques. Hot Sticks can be melted directly on your hot palette to create a puddle of color for your brush or can be applied directly on a heated substrate. When applied to a heated substrate, Hot Sticks glide just like lipstick on your piece creating those vibrant colors or subtle earth tones you love.
Enkaustikos uses only the finest, artist-grade, lightfast pigments in the manufacture of Hot Sticks encaustic paints, which are engineered to withstand the heat requirements of the encaustic process without color shift. The company's milling operation employs state-of-the-art technology capable of shearing pigments to their smallest particle size to bring out their true personalities.
Painting with Hot Sticks encaustic paints allows delicate layering of thin, transparent glazes and the creation of heavy impasto textures within minutes without concern for "fat over lean." Scraping to reveal underlying colors or add texture, surface modeling, and other techniques are accomplished easily with Hot Sticks. They're ideal for altered art, painting, printmaking, book-making, mixed media, sculpture, photography, and even digital art. Unlike other art mediums, encaustic paints can be reworked immediately or even years later simply with the addition of heat.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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Metallics are awesome
from Midwest, USA
Comments about Enkaustikos Hot Sticks Encaustic Wax Paints:
I really dig the metallic sticks on black background! They melt nicely on low temperature and the texture is awesome.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I love them.
from Mulberry, Florida
They're just the right size to get started in Encaustic painting, easy to use with the little iron and heated stylus. I'm very happy with them.
Perfect for beginners
from Wausau, WI
I'm just starting to paint with encaustics and these are the right size to hold in your hand and apply to an iron or directly to paper on a hot plate. I love the variety of colors, too...so many to choose from! Shipping was faster than expected, and I was able to paint just a few days after ordering.
Great color selection.
from Pine Grove, CA
These are the perfect size to sample a new color before purchasing a larger amount. They are also great for drawing on a warm surface.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
First time using encaustic paints, new to the craft. Very pleased with the brightness of the colors and ease of use. Advice for first-timers: proceed with caution when mixing, or going over sections as it's very easy to make "mud." Also, be sure to have plenty of white on hand.
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First Abstract Landscape w/ Encaustikos Hot Sticks
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enkaustikos hot sticks
from Vancouver, Canada
Love all the colour choices
I am learning how paint with encaustics
from Forestdale Mass
I am learning how paint with encaustics and the info on the website was very helpful
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By Krista Loves Coffee
from Central Wisconsin
Hot Sticks are fantastic because of the high quality, vibrant color and smooth application. It's a great product when you want to try out a new color, need a small amount for a project or just want to build your encaustic collection. These are also available in sets that are a wonderful price. I highly recommend these to anyone just starting out with this medium or artists wanting to expand their supply.
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