Langridge Encaustic Wax is created using a high performance, modern formulation of Refined Beeswax and Castor Wax. Encaustic Wax will enable artists to fully explore the possibilities of this popular rediscovered painting technique.
Langridge Encaustic Wax is supplied as a 250gm bar divided into 5 x 50gm ‘bricks’ that can be individually snapped-off for easy measuring when used in the studio.
What is Encaustic Wax?
• Encaustic Wax is composed of beeswax and hard castor wax.
• Encaustic Wax is the encaustic paint without pigment.
Langridge incorporates Castor Wax to raise the melting temperature to make the wax less susceptible to heat damage, making it more durable. The hard wax also allows the encaustic to be polished to a high gloss, giving it more depth and intensity.
Castor Wax is pure and translucent and unlike recipes with damar resin does not yellow with time.
It can be used to extend existing encaustic colours, to create transparent glazes or on its own for creating translucent layers.
The use of metal tins, pots or muffin trays for holding the molten colours is recommended. These sit directly on a heated metal palette or electric frying pan (set at low temperature). Langridge Encaustic Wax has a melt point of 72 degrees Centigrade.