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Encaustic Supplies

ENCAUSTIC SUPPLIES:

Listed on this page are materials and equipment that I actually use in my own studio. Some of these items may contain affiliate links.

 

I have used R & F and Enkaustikos encaustic paints for over 20 years... and they make some of the highest quality encaustic products on the market.

I recommend the R & F Starter Kit and the R & F Complete Studio Set. I am also very impressed by the quality of Enkaustikos readymade medium. 

R&F Handmade Paints Encaustic Painting Complete Studio Set

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R&F Encaustic

Starter Kit

R&F Encaustic Paints

Studio Essentials Kit

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Encaustic Hot Palette Presto Slimline

22" Griddle

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Deep Wax Pot

Presto 16"

Electric Skillet

My Favorite Hot Appliances

Wax, Medium & Raw Materials:

If you're interested in mixing your own Encaustic Medium, check out my Free Tutorial. 

Encaustic Wax Medium
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R&F Handmade Paints Encaustic Medium Bagged Paint 1-Pound

Enkaustikos makes a great readymade medium. I love working with this medium when I don’t  have time to make my own.

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R&F Handmade Paints Encaustic Medium Bagged Paint 2-Pound

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R&F Handmade Paints Encaustic Medium Bagged Paint 5-Pound

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Pure Beeswax

1-Pound 

White Refined Cake

Damar Resin

I use dry pigments to tint my wax and shellac.

Find your own Dry Pigments here >>>.

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Enkaustikos

I also really like these Hot Sticks from Enkaustikos for their managable size and good value.

Enkaustikos Hot Sticks Primary Set

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Enkaustikos Hot Sticks Bright Set

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Enkaustikos Hot Sticks Glazing Set

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Encaustic Paint Tins 

These metal tins make the perfect hot palette container for your wax paints.

Find them here >

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Stencils are a fun and easy way to enhance your encaustic art. Click here to find the perfect stencil for your creative projects. 

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TORCHES FOR ENCAUSTIC 

BernzOmatic KC3500 Torch Kit

This is my go-to torch when making my own artwork. Get the BernzOmatic KC3500 if you want a flame that has a wide range of control. It adjusts from a super high flame for fusing larger areas down to a whisper flame for more delicate fusing. A must have tool for your studio.

Iwatani Chef's Torch

I love this Japanese torch from Iwatani so much I nicknamed mine "Tank". It has a beautiful large flame that I use for priming my larger panels. Another "must have" tool for your encaustic  studio!

SOURCES FOR ENCAUSTIC PANELS

Light weight wood panels make the best substrates for working with encaustic. Check your local art supply store and here are a few online sources...

Ampersand Art Supply Unprimed Basswood Artist Panel 12x12

Art Alternatives Wood Panel, 8x8 Pack of 5

ALCOHOL INKS & TOOLS

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I prefer Ranger brand inks, such as this set for botanicals, and for creating special effects I reccomend this portable airbrush to gently move and blow your inks on the surface.

Interested in working with alcohol inks and creating your own botanicals?

Check out the new Wild Botanicals 

online course!

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Ready to discover the wonders of ENCAUSTIC? I offer online and in-person classes, workshops and coaching.

Check out available classes here>

Need help or have questions?

Feeling stuck or overwhelmed when it comes to finding supplies and setting up your own encaustic studio? Please feel free to get in touch and I'll help you sort it out! 

Contact the studio here!