Beeswax

refined (beads)    

 

Beeswax is the principal ingredient in encaustic paint. Our beeswax is 100% pure pharmaceutical grade which has been mechanicaly filtered not chemically. The wax comes in granulated beads so that it is easy to measure and melt. You can use beeswax along with castor wax or damar resin, to make your own encaustic medium. 

 

Available in five quantities to suit your individual needs:

500g $23    1kg $40    2kg $77    6kg $198    12.5kg $375

 

 

Natural Beeswax blocks

 

Our  Australian natural unrefined beeswax imparts a warm slightly yellow glow. It can give a desired 'antiquated' look to your encaustic art.

                                  

 


High Quality Refined Beeswax Beads in Australia

At Encaustic Art Supplies AU, we are passionate about encaustic painting. The process creates a finish that is truly magical. Our range of products will allow you to create  beautiful art work and mould your beeswax mixture onto your project with ease and simplicity. Our range of specifically tailored supplies are unique to Australia.

 

What is encaustic painting?

Encaustic painting  was practiced by artists as far back as the 5th century B.C. The Ancient Greeks waterproofed and decorated their ships with it. From 100-300 AD the technique was used by Greeks in Egypt to paint mummy portraits.  Encaustics was mainly a forgotten art form since then until modern archaeological recoveries sparked a revival. Famous contemporary artists such as Jasper Johns helped usher the technique back into the 20th & 21st centuries.  

 

Encaustic paints are created by melting beeswax beads, with a small amount of a hardening agent such as damar or castor wax, and then adding pigment to it. This mixture is applied to a rigid surface. You can use a variety of tools to enhance texture on your project. The finished work often imparts wonderful depth and translucency creating an etherial effect.

 

Refined beeswax beads

Refined beeswax beads is a consistent white and clean wax. It is mechanically refined, not chemically, so is excellent to use in encaustic medium making.  It is a high quality and very affordable bees wax supplied in Australia. The beads make for easy measuring and are quick to melt. Mix with Castor wax or Damar resin to make encaustic wax medium.

 

Contact us today to find out more

Want to give encaustic painting a try? Or are you an experienced master of this medium and are looking for the perfect supplier of beeswax and other supplies, frames and boards in Australia? Call Encaustic Art Supplies AU today on 0402 288 377 or drop us an email at info@encausticsupplies.com.au to find out more!