Enkaustikos Wax Medium is made from U.S. Pharmaceutical Grade Refined Beeswax and Damar Resin (hardened tree sap). It can be used to create textures or can be added to Enkaustikos Wax Paints to increase transparency for glazing techniques. Wax Medium is ideal for mixing with your own pigments to make custom colors. It can also be applied as a topcoat to add depth to finished encaustic paintings.
This Wax Medium contains Damar Resin, not Damar Varnish. Most artists are familiar with Damar Varnish, which is made by dissolving damar crystals in Turpentine. Enkaustikos filters Damar crystals with heat without using solvents of any kind. Many encaustic recipes call for Damar Varnish containing turpentine which is not studio safe and is unhealthy.