R&F Encaustic Paint Medium

Create a beautiful and functional white painting surface for your encaustic paints with our encaustic grounds. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to create a white ground for encaustic painting we have great news for you! R&F has produced a ready to use white ground for encaustic painting. This is a modern version of the traditional, but painstakingly laborious, rabbit skin glue/chalk gesso. It is also an alternative to the time-consuming mounting of paper on panel. Encaustic Medium is the encaustic paint without pigment. It is used to extend the colors and to create transparencies. This medium is 45% less expensive by weight due to an innovative manufacturing process. Made of the same 100% Pharmaceutical Grade beeswax and damar resin as our popular cakes. It is important when extending the colors to use the encaustic medium rather than plain beeswax. There are two reasons for this: 1) It maintains the hardness of the film. 2) Encaustic made only with beeswax will develop a bloom in cold temperature that can only be removed by reheating the paint. The damar helps to prevent this blooming.



 


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