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Hot Cakes are ready-to-use professional encaustic paints that come in a convenient reusable metal tin. Artist-quality colors made from the most beautiful pigments, the finest damar resin, and United States Pharmaceutical Grade (USP) beeswax, Hot Cakes paints contain no bleach or synthetic adulterants. Plus, because they're solvent-free, they require no turpentine or mineral spirits for cleanup.
Enkaustikos uses only the finest, artist-grade, lightfast pigments in the manufacture of Hot Cakes 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.
The design of the Hot Cakes tin makes these encaustic paints extremely easy to use. Simply unscrew the lid, place the metal tin onto a hot palette, and allow the paint to melt to 150°F to 175°F. The tin's flat bottom ensures that the paint will melt evenly. When finished, allow the paint to cool, and replace the lid to keep the paint clean and dust-free during storage. The tin's safety rim also makes cleaning the tin very easy so it can be refilled and reused.
Painting with Hot Cakes 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 Cakes. 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.
Enkaustikos Hot Cakes Encaustic Wax Paints were awarded "Best New Product" and "Best Packaging" at the 2009 NAMTA Convention.
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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from Tucson AZ
Comments about Enkaustikos Hot Cakes Encaustic Wax Paints:
Beautiful, rich colors
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Wonderful, easy to use product!
from Neptune Beach, FL
I highly recommend these wonderful and easy to use encaustic cakes. Just remove the lid and sticker and then plop them down on your griddle and you are good to go. These encaustics are pricey (but that has been my experience in most encaustics), but they are well worth the price!
from Mentor, OH
These are great little wax paints to use for my Mixed Media art projects! Convenient to store also!
this paint is so pigmented you use alot of medium to dilute it alittle. this makes it last alot longer thank other brands. it also comes in a tin already which is great! awesome product will be buying more.
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By Mary B
from Bellefonte PA
paint comes in lidded melting pot, which is very convenient. I use the lids to mix colors.
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from Burke, VA
I love Enkaustikos Hot Cakes. I put them on my griddle and go to town. The color is rich and consistent. I really like the fact that they are in small metal containers. I use this wax on everything from paper, wood, metal, plexi glass, fabric and so on. As a mixed media artist I love this brand of encaustic wax.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Like the containers
from Waveland, MS
Highly pigmented - okay to dilute but not enough room in the container to do so. Price is high per ounce perhaps because it comes in a handy ready to use container. Like the containers. I like the texture of the R & F wax better.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Good results first try
By Lotus Lisa
from Nederland, CO
Short learning curve, easy clean up. Took longer than expected for wax to heat up, but underneath the solid top, the wax was melted and usable. Colors mix beautifully. Order lots of wax medium and slick wax - they go fast. But the paints themselves are highly concentrated with pigment and a little goes a long way.
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My first attempt with Encaustikos Hot Cakes
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