Waxworks Encaustic Medium & Supplies


Waxworks Encaustic Supplies is a family-run, Canadian encaustic art supplies business that offers high-quality, affordable products (that we use ourselves!). We are artists and we want to share our enthusiasm for encaustic painting with you!

Naturally Filtered Encaustic Medium – This encaustic medium is loved by encaustic artists all over the world… made with premium, naturally filtered beeswax and damar resin (crystals) in the ratio of 5 parts wax to 1 part damar. The wax is charcoal-filtered using no chemicals – giving you a thin, clear coat over photo transfers, and is recommended for crisp purples/blues/whites/cool colours. When it’s melted, it looks like water. Poured into small and medium sized molds for easy melting and colour mixing. Almost too nice to melt… almost!

Naturally Golden Encaustic Medium – Our Golden Encaustic Medium is made with premium, naturally golden beeswax and damar resin (crystals) in a ratio of 5 parts wax to 1 part damar. Damar is a hardening agent, making the wax more durable and less likely to develop “bloom” – that whitish sheen that naturally occurs on beeswax. The aroma of this medium is absolutely heavenly!

We recommend using it for all the colours on your palette that would be enhanced by the golden glow… ochre, oranges, warm greens and reds, yellows, cream coloured warm whites… ahhhh… so many delicious colours are enhanced with this medium. It is our favourite to paint with. Even by itself, with no colour added, gives you a lightly golden, mostly transparent glaze.

Make your own – we also sell damar resin and beeswax for you to make your own encaustic medium

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