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Encaustic paints have recently achieved popularity as an alternative to oil and acrylic paints. A very spontaneous and versatile medium, encaustics can be modeled, layered, sculpted, textured, and even combined with collage materials. No drying time is required.
The fine quality and exquisite visual properties of R&F Encaustic Paints are owed to the dedicated labor process. R&F carefully mixes pigment, pure beeswax, and damar resin. Each color is heavily pigmented and carefully milled. Because no solvents are used, many health hazards associated with other art materials are eliminated.
The beeswax contained in R&F Encaustic Paints makes them impervious to moisture, and thus highly durable. Over time, your art retains all the freshness of a newly finished work.
Encaustics are applied molten with a brush and then fused into the painting with a heat source. It is best to use encaustic paints on a rigid and absorbent surface.
Work done with encaustics does not need to be varnished or protected by glass. A mild buffing with a soft cloth will bring the surface to a beautiful luster.
To learn more about R&F Encaustics colors and transparency ratings, please visit the Resources tab of this page.
Cadmium Colors, Set of 6
This set is truly a bargain for any encaustic artist. It includes six 40 ml (1.4 oz) cakes of intensely vibrant cadmium colors, including Red Deep, Red Light, Red Medium, Yellow Deep, Yellow Light, and Yellow Medium, packaged neatly inside an 6" × 6" (15 cm × 15 cm) cradled Ampersand Encausticbord.
Encaustic Starter Kit
This kit takes the guesswork out of getting started with encaustics. It includes five 40 ml (1.4 oz) encaustic cakes in Cadmium Pale Green, Cadmium Yellow Light, Quinacridone Red, Titanium White, and Ultramarine Blue. The Starter Kit also contains two flat 5" × 7" (13 cm × 18 cm) Ampersand Encausticbords, one cradled 8" × 10" (20 cm × 25 cm) Encausticbord, one bag of encaustic medium, two palette cups, two 1½" Hake brushes, soy cleaning wax, an R&F color chart, and a basic encaustic painting manual.
Metallic Colors, Set of 6
These iridescent colors can be used on their own or blended with others in your palette to add complexity, shimmer, and shine. They are especially striking when mixed with translucent colors. The set contains six 40 ml (1.4 oz) cakes in the following colors: Iridescent Pearl, Iridescent Silver, Iridescent Bronze, Iridescent Pewter, Iridescent Gold, and Iridescent Copper, packaged neatly inside an 6" × 6" (15 cm × 15 cm) cradled Ampersand Encausticbord.
Opaque Colors, Set of 6
This set is the ultimate palette builder. Each of these carefully chosen colors are beautiful on their own, but this set has mixing in mind. From these six colors artists can create a limitless palette of colors. The set contains six 40 ml (1.4 oz) cakes in the following colors: Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Chromium Green Oxide, Cobalt Blue, Ivory Black, and Titanium White, packaged neatly inside a 6" × 6" (15 cm × 15 cm) cradled Ampersand Encausticbord.
Promo Set of 3
This value-priced set is the perfect introduction to R&F Encaustic Paints. It includes 40 ml cakes of Azo Orange, Cobalt Teal, and Unbleached Titanium.
Studio Essentials Kit
This new kit from R&F provides the essential components for setting up an encaustic workspace. From heating equipment and panels, to paints, grounds, brushes, and mediums, the Studio Essentials Kit has it all. It includes 16, 40 ml (1.4 oz) cakes of R&F Encaustic Paints, including one each of Titanium White, Ivory Black, Alizarin Orange, Brown Pink, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Green Pale, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Celadon Green, Egyptian Violet, Indian Yellow, King's Blue, Payne's Grey, Iridescent Pearl, Sap Green, and Ultramarine Blue. The kit also includes a 12" × 12" (31 cm × 31 cm) heated palette, a 1 lb (0.5 kg) bagged encaustic medium, a package of three rectangular palette cups, a variable speed heat gun, a 4 oz jar of encaustic gesso, four encaustic brushes including Flat 10, Bright 14, Round 12 and Hake 2.5" (6.4 cm), two 8" × 10" × ¼" (20 cm × 25 cm × 0.6 cm) Ampersand Encausticbords, and a surface thermometer.
Translucent Colors, Set of 6
This set is perfect for creating vivid, luminous, gem-like washes of color. The set includes six 40 ml (1.4 oz) cakes in the following colors: Alizarin Crimson, Alizarin Orange, Egyptian Violet, Indian Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, and Phthalo Green, packaged neatly inside an 6" × 6" (15 cm × 15 cm) cradled Ampersand Encausticbord.
To view a PDF of R&F Encaustics colors and transparency ratings, please click here.
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Definitely suggest the studio essentials kit!!
from Marquette Michigan
Comments about R&F R&F Encaustic Paint Sets:
So far I have been using my studio essentials kit for three weeks and I am in love with it. Before I purchased this kit I compared how much it would cost to purchase everything in it separately and the amount of money you will save just getting the studio essentials kit is astronomical. (It would have been six to seven hundred dollars if I would have bought everything separately). The heat gun works really well, there is a temperature dial on it so before you get frustrated thinking it doesn't work make sure you actually adjust the temp. I can't get enough of the Egyptian violet pigment. I recommend to anyone who likes the color purple splurge on the largest size of the Egyptian violet pigment. Also my shipment of this product was super fast. I ordered it on a friday of a holiday weekend (martin luther king day) and I still received my package on tuesday. Buy it. If you have the money and are extremely interested and passionate about encaustic painting this is a really great purchase for anyone beginning to pursue that passion.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Ava Gogh
Consistent R&F quality for encaustic painting. Goes a long way when combined with medium. The set is always less expensive than buying these colors individually, so in that way if you can sprulge, it is a good deal. Pricing at Blick, saw it cheaper at another supply source after I ordered. That was a bummer, but doesn't change the fact it is a good product.
Fine and amazing encaustic bord and encaustic colors
I just create a painting in Encaustic style.It's easy when the bord already is prepared on the surface with Encaustic gesso. I little bit to expensive though, because oft shipping costs and taxes to Sweden.
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Great encaustic start-up package
from San Diego, ca
The more expensive start up package with the heat gun and heat pad seemed too costly. So I got this package and bought an inexpensive heat gun somewhere else. A pancake griddle serves as a heat pad and is cheap. The quality of this start up kit seems good. And it had all of the encaustic wax and accessory elements needed to get started. This is going to be fun!
I haven't used it yet. But I looked around a bit before purchasing and I think this is a nice set. Blick always has a good deal on pricing. Thanks!
Great Customer Service
from Vancouver, Wa
I got sent the wrong product but I just e-mailed them and they sent out the right product right away. They have superior customer service. The product is wonderful and well worth the money. My Mom will have a great Christmas. Thanks Dick Blick!
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