Enkaustikos XD Wax Medium
Price $ 55.00
Item: XDmedium

 

XD Wax Medium

450gram   16 'discs'  

XD wax medium gets its name from the extra damar Enkaustikos use to make it.  This wax medium has a higher content of damar resin than the original, giving it a thicker consistency when liquefied.  It also has a sticky tack while drying for easy texture build up and will stay pliable for a longer time than their original Wax Medium. Once cooled, however, it is resistant to surface alterations from scraping or incising and offers a hard film. Like the original, XD can be used as a base coat, wax paint extender for glazing, and especially useful as a topcoat. If you want to achieve a glass-like surface with a single topcoat, this is the product for you.

 

 

 

 

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Topcoats: Comparing the Effects of Wax Medium vs XD vs Natural Yellow Wax Medium

One way to use wax medium is by applying it as a top coat and fortunately, wax medium will give an ethereal effect without obscuring artwork underneath. Looking at the images below, you will see three varieties of Enkaustikos wax medium coating a decorative paper and an example of the paper untreated. On each sample there are two layers of medium. It is easy to see the effects that any of the wax mediums impart. Each has a slightly unique appeal and it is quickly evident what the Natural Yellow Wax Medium offers. Perhaps, it's a little more difficult to distinguish between Enkaustikos original Wax Medium and the XD on your screen. The XD is more transparent, shinier and harder due to the higher concentration of damar resin.