A heated palette is an essential tool to the encaustic artist. It provides a surface to heat and mix encaustic paint and medium on. R&F’s palettes are designed specifically with the encaustic painter in mind and feature an anodized aluminum surface, which prevents reactivity that could discolor pigments. The versatile aluminum surface also makes it easy to see paint colors. Artists have the option of using palette cups or mixing their colors directly on the surface.
12" X 12" PALETTE
The 12” x 12” (30.5cm x 30.5cm) palette features a Baltic Birch base, separate heating element, and comes preassembled and ready-to-use in the home studio. The 12” x 12” palette is an ideal compact size for a studio with limited space.
Palette Cups can be used to melt large amounts of paint at one time. They are excellent for keeping colors pure, or for saving mixes. Our palette cups are made of a heavy aluminum and steel alloy. Large Rectangular cups can hold one 104 ml cake and is offered in a handy 3-pack.
Palette ThermometerThis is an essential component of painting safely with encaustics. Perfect for reading the temperature of your encaustic palette or other heated surfaces. The surface thermometer has a temperature range of 50°-600° F.
R&F’s Encaustic tools help the professional artist finesse the surface of their encaustic paintings with control and precision like never before. Designed after the tools that the first practitioners of encaustic used in ancient times, they can be used with or without heat to create a more refined surface. These tools are made of high carbon steel and are expertly finished.
The R&F heated handle, temperature regulator and screw-on tips allow the artist to fuse and manipulate the encaustic surface with ease.
The wooden handle plugs into the temperature regulator and has the ability to accept interchangeable tips.
The temperature regulator is a necessary component to keep the heated tools at a safe working temperature. This regulator accepts one tool at a time and plugs into a standard 120 v. household outlet.
HEATED SCREW-ON TIPS
These functional tools vary in size and are designed for use with the R&F heated hand tool. Available in:
Burnisher - The burnisher is useful for smoothing the surface and for mark making
Horn - The horn is pointed for scribing. Its curved side is great for adding texture to the surface. The marks it makes are similar to those on the ancient Fayum portraits.
Iron - The iron has a flat bottom and tapers to a sharp point. Useful for smoothing and mark making.