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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 encaustic paints for nearly 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. These kits have everything you need to dive right into encaustic painting.
R&F Handmade Paints Encaustic Painting Complete Studio Set
R&F Encaustic Paints
Studio Essentials Kit
My Favorite Hot Appliances
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
White Refined Cake
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
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
Interested in working with alcohol inks and creating your own botanicals?
Check out the new Wild Botanicals
BOOKS ON ENCAUSTIC:
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!