Enkaustikos Wax Snaps Encaustic Mediums have the same formulas as traditional Enkaustikos mediums in a versatile, easy-to-use shape. Just snap off what you need for encaustic drawing techniques, painting, printmaking, and more! They're perfect for small projects, workshops, and for refilling Hot Cakes tins.
Each snap is 40 ml and measures 1-3/8" × 4-1/2" (35 mm × 114 mm).
There are three Wax Snaps to choose from — Wax Medium, XD Wax Medium, and Yellow Wax Medium.
Note — Enkaustikos Wax Mediums contain Damar Resin, not Damar Varnish. Most artists are familiar with Damar Varnish, which is made by dissolving damar crystals in turpentine. Many encaustic recipes call for Damar Varnish containing turpentine which is not studio-safe. Because there is no need for solvents in an encaustic studio, Enkaustikos filters Damar Resin crystals with heat instead of using solvents of any kind, making the Damar Resin both a people-friendly and earth-friendly product.
Wax Medium Snaps — Wax Medium Snaps can be used as a colorless paint film and may be used as a base or top coat. Wax medium also acts as a binding medium for collages and altered art effects.
XD Wax Medium Snaps — The XD stands for Extra Damar, which gives this wax medium a thicker consistency when liquified. It also has a sticky tack while drying for easy texture build-up and will stay pliable for a longer time than Wax Medium. Once cooled, however, XD Wax Medium is resistant to surface alterations from scraping or incising and offers a harder, glossier film. A rigid support is recommended.
Yellow Wax Medium Snaps — This medium can be used to extend paints or applied as a topcoat to impart an overall warm tone to your work. It is formulated using a 6 to 1 ratio of U.S. pharmaceutical grade natural yellow beeswax to damar resin, providing the same quality as Enkaustikos original Wax Medium with a warm yellow tone. The natural yellow properties come from pollen and may vary slightly from one batch to another.
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