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

For the quickest way to get your encaustic studio up and running...

I recommend the R & F Starter Kit and the R & F Complete Studio Set.

These kits have everything you need to dive right into encaustic painting.

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

Encaustic Hot Palette

Encaustic Hot Palette Presto Slimline

22" Griddle

Encaustic Hot Pot

Deep Wax Pot

Presto 16"

Electric Skillet

Wax, Medium & Raw Materials:

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

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

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

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

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Pure Beeswax


White Refined Cake

Damar Resin


I use dry pigments to tint my wax and shellac.


Here's a link to purchase your

Dry Pigments.


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

Enkaustikos Hot Sticks Primary Set

Enkaustikos Hot Sticks Bright Set

Enkaustikos Hot Sticks Glazing Set


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


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.

BernzOmatic KC3500 Torch Kit

Iwatani Cooking 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!


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



I prefer Ranger inks, such as this great set for botanicals, and I like to use a portable airbrush to use just air to gently blow the inks around.

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

Check out the new Wild Botanicals 

online course!

For fun reads on creative inspiration and art business,
check out my Recommended Reading list.

The Art of Encaustic Painting  is one of the earliest and best publications on encaustic painting.  

Here are a few other great reads on encaustic:

The Encustic Studio:
A Wax Workshop in Mixed-Media Art

Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax

Encaustic Workshop: Artistic Techniques for Working with Wax

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 we'll help you sort it out! 

Contact the studio here!

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