Encaustic painting is one of the world's oldest forms of painting, the medium itself even pre-dates ancient Egypt's most notable mummy portraits. Encaustic painting involves working with four main components: pigment, wax, resin, and heat. In fact, the term 'encaustic' comes from the Greek word Enkaustikos, which means to 'burn in.' Encaustic paintings are created by layering melted pigmented waxes. This unique wax based paint offers a world of possibilities unlike any other medium. With today's technology, along with modern wax paints, mediums and custom tools, encaustic painting is growing in popularity with contemporary artists, students and professionals alike.
Enkaustikos encaustic colors are made from fine ingredients: beautiful pigments, Damar Resin, and United States Pharmaceutical Grade (USP) Refined Natural Beeswax. Their paints contain no bleach or synthetic adulterants.
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