It's an artist's dream come true: a paint neither wet nor dry, that is almost immediately permanent, yet can be reworked years later, and that has the historical background to establish it as one of the most durable artists' materials available. This miracle color is called encaustic. Encaustic is a blend of wax, pigment and resin that you heat to paint with. If you haven't tried it, we encourage you to visit us at Wet Paint to explore this dynamic and versatile medium. These sets are a great way to start out: they feature various configurations of R&F encaustic paints with Ampersand's Encausticbord.