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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Introductory Set of 6
Get started with this set of 40 ml cakes in classic colors. It includes Cadmium Green Pale, King's Blue, Naples Yellow, Neutral White, Turkey Red, and Turkey Umber Greenish.
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.
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.
Chromatic Tones Set of 6
This set features a soft palette of six pale tones in 40 ml cakes. It includes Brilliant Yellow Extra Pale, Celedon Green, Cerulean Grey, Green Gold Pale, Scarlet Extra Pale, and Ultramarine Blue Pale.
Earth Tones Set of 6
This set of six 40 ml cakes features colors found in nature. It includes Blue Ochre, Brown Pink, Green Earth, Neutral White, Stil de Grain, and Unbleached Titanium.
Color Chart Note — Color charts represent approximations of the real color. Due to the many variations in monitors and browsers, colors may appear slightly different on different computer screens.
Electrical Warning — All electrical products have U.S. standard plugs and voltage. Due to damage that can occur when using incompatible plugs, sockets, or converters, Blick does not ship electrical items or accessories outside of North America or to freight forwarders.
To view a PDF of R&F Encaustics colors and transparency ratings, please click here.
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An introduction to a very spontaneous and versatile medium of encaustic (hot wax) painting. R&F offers the finest handmade encaustics paints available. This video will show the materials needed to get started and how this wax based paint is melted and applied.
This video will inspire any artist by showing some of the many techniques you can use with R&F Encaustics such as carving, inlay, collage, and transfers.
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