Beeswax

$25.00$422.00

Our beeswax is 100% pure pharmaceutical grade which has been mechanicaly filtered not chemically. This makes it ideal to use in candle making, food wraps, lip balms & cosmetics, and of course… encaustic art medium and cold wax medium making. The wax comes in granulated beads so that it is easy to measure and melt.

Beeswax is the principal ingredient in encaustic paint. You can use beeswax along with castor wax or damar resin, to make your own encaustic medium.

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High Quality Refined Beeswax Beads in Australia

At Encaustic Art Supplies AU, we are passionate about encaustic painting. The process is addictive. The finish often imparts wonderful depth and translucency creating an ethereal effect. Our range of products will allow you to manipulate your beeswax medium onto your substrate with ease and simplicity, creating a unique and beautiful artwork.  Our range of specifically tailored supplies is 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, 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 then use a variety of tools to enhance texture and design on your art piece.

 

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, or Cold Wax medium painting a try? Or are you an experienced master of these mediums and are looking for a supplier of beeswax and other supplies, frames,  boards and more, 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!

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500g, 1kg, 2kg, 6kg, 12.5kg

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