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R&F Heated Tips are to be attached to a heated/temperature regluated handle to manipulate and fuse encaustic paint with control and precision like never before.
• Made in U.S.A.
Palette Cups can be used to melt large amounts of paint at one time. They are excellent for keeping colors pure, or for saving mixes. These palette cups are made of a heavy aluminum and steel alloy.
• This large rectangular cup can hold one 104 ml cake
R&F Impasto Modeling Wax is a blend of microcrystalline (petroleum) waxes and beeswax. It is designed for sculptural purposes. The Impasto Modeling Wax can be cast, carved, and layered to create a textural surface. Impasto is available in 333 ml cakes. The melting point of the impasto | modeling wax (175°F, 79°C) is a higher temperature than the melting point of encaustic (approximately 162°F, 72°C). The difference in temperature allows one to paint and fuse the encaustic over a shape without immediately blunting sculptural details or impasto effects.
• Made in U.S.A.
R&F Pigment Sticks are a unique version of an oil stick that will transform the way you paint. They are richly pigmented with a lipstick soft consistency that gives them the same fluidity, subtlety and durability of traditional oil colors. They have just enough natural wax added to maintain a solid stick form. Pigment Sticks let you get rid of the brush allowing you to work more directly on your surface. Their immediacy and mark making ability afford an endless range of options. They contain no driers, no fillers or adulterants and no expedients of any kind. Because R&F does not use short cuts, the wonderful workability of these Pigment Sticks depends upon a very careful balance of oil, waxes and pigment. The result is an intensively pigmented, handmade, traditional artist paint.
• .75" x 5"
• Made in U.S.A.
R&F Painter's Encaustic Pigment Stick Sets. Encaustic is a wax based paint (composed of beeswax, resin and pigment), which is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to an absorbent surface and then reheated in order to fuse the paint. R&F’s encaustics are milled with 100% pure pharmaceutical grade (USP) beeswax, which has been filtered without the use of chemicals, Singapore-grade damar resin, and a heavy pigment load. All of this results in the highest quality artist paints on the market.
Soy wax (actually partially hydrogenated soybean oil) is an excellent alternative to paraffin for cleaning brushes for several reasons. Soy beans are a renewable resource, unlike paraffin, which is a petroleum product. Soy wax is non-toxic, burns cleaner than paraffin, and is naturally biodegradable. Soy wax is also easier to remove than paraffin wax, so after the color has been cleaned out of the brush, the brush can be washed with soap and water and is reusable in other mediums.
The R&F Variable Temperature Heat Gun is the perfect tool to fuse your encaustic paintings without touching the surface. The Heat Gun has dual fan speeds as well as an adjustable temperature dial. The temperature can be varied from 250 degrees to 1100 degrees Fahrenheit. The plug utilizes a standard 120 V US receptacle so it can be used virtually any place you have a source of power. Attachments are available for directing and focusing heated air onto your project.
The temperature regulator is a necessary component to keep the heated tools at a safe working temperature. This regulator accepts one tool at a time and plugs into a standard 120 v. household outlet. Can also be used to control the temperature of heated tools such as woodburning pens, stained glass irons, stencil cutting pens, soldering irons, and branding tools.
Beeswax is the chief component of our encaustic paint. Our beeswax has been decolorized by mechanical filtration, rather than through bleaching which breaks the wax down. Filtering the wax is gentler process that makes it less reactive to pigments than chemical bleaching. The wax comes granulated so that it is easier to measure and to melt. You can use beeswax as the prime ingredient, along with damar resin, for making your own encaustic medium. Beeswax can also be used on its own, but without the resin the surface will remain soft, as is the nature of the material.