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Great fun with wax

Encaustic art makes use of low-heat tools, and as many molten wax colours you can get. It is an ideal medium for those who are beginners in the wonderful colourful world of arts and crafts.

Encaustic Art is hugely entertaining. Just let your imagination and hands run free.

Children will be enthralled, allowing them to make colourful works of art.

It is quick, easy, stimulating and rewarding.

Regular Workshops are held in order to give those interested in this art form the chance to work hands-on and be instructed by experts in the field.

Contact us to make arrangements to attend the next workshop.

We also stock a wide range of materials and tools, see our Products page.

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Encaustic Art Set
Product code

- all the materials to get started -

All the materials that you need are in this one box. Enough to make over 160 postcard sized pieces of waxed artwork. Certainly enough to give you & your friends or family a good chance to explore this fascinating medium - one that enables virtually anyone to get some pleasure & fun as well as surprising artwork!

The 16 colours are all intermixable & enough to cover all those 160+ cards so long as you're not too crazy with the iron!

Inside the box are:

40 x A6 cards
20 x A5 cards
10 x A4 cards
24 x A5 coloured cards, red, cream, black, gold, silver, copper
16 encaustic art wax blocks
32 page Quick Guide
Metal Scriber

NOTE: Iron is not included

Encaustic Art Iron
Product code 99530100

This small painting iron is an ideal design for any type of wax melting or encaustic wax painting technique.

It holds an adjustable yet stable working temperature & offers versatile and compact operation as well as being lightweight to handle.

High Quality thermostat
Polished base plate (no teflon)
Voltage 230/240v - 200watts
Lightweight for ease of handling
Quality, Durability & Compact
Pointed, curve & straight edges

Encaustic Stylus tool
Product code 99530500

Low heat encaustic Stylus tool with interchangeable head shapes.

The Encaustic Art Low Heat STYLUS is a purpose made low-heat tool for applying wax colour in a totally controlled manner. Ideal for any graphical input & detailed encaustic work. It has several interchangeable tips to improve particular uses.

The unit is light to hold, maintaining the correct working temperature wax colours.

The stylus operates from: 110volts to 240volts : 10 watts.

The interchangeable tips just need one turn of the retaining screw to remove or fix in place.

The Stylus comes ready to use & you get:

2 x drawing tips 99530600

1 x wire brush head 99530700

1 x silicone abrasive square - to sand the fine drawing tip end to a perfect working shape

Drawing Tip

The drawing tip is ideal for creating lines, spots and any graphics. It is made from brass and the tapered end has been split to form a slot reservoir for the wax. The point makes fine lines and spots and the side will give wider lines and marks.

It behaves much like an ink dipping pen.

* the heated tip will melt the coloured wax, filling the slot
* the wax will flow out in a controlled manner when you touch the tip against your work piece
* the tip will melt into any wax already on the surface being work

Wire Brush Head

A coated copper wire brush head that is used heated. Fit into the Stylus and tighten the retaining screw.

These metal fibres are fragile so be kind to them and do not "stab" into the wax colours as the fibres will bend if pressed too hard during use. They can easily be bent back.

To clean use a cheap candle, fill the heated brush head with clear wax and pinch the fibres between a tissue.

Always pull the tissue gently along the metal fibres from the Stylus unit towards the tip. Once tangled it is hard to repair! [6 gms]

The tips are designed to offer varied approaches to encaustic art work making manipulation of the wax inside an image making detail easier to achieve & control.


There are several optional tips

Mini Iron Tip
Product code 99530800

Micro Iron Tip
Product code 99530900

Scribing Tip
Product code 99531015

Round Tip
Product code 99531100

Mini Iron Tip

The Mini Iron tip is suited to working in small areas - patterning, miniature landscapes, etc.

It is the largest tip made for this low-heat stylus unit and it loses heat too quickly into the cold painting surface to be useful for large sweeping strokes - stick with miniatures and small areas.

The triangular tip is about 36mm on the straight back edge and the curved edges are almost 40mm from tip to tip. It is made of 2mm thick aluminium, so can be cut and worked into any shape you choose, using standard soft metal tools.

The Mini Iron tip is really just like the end part of the iron on a stalk - which makes it more like a pen to hold. However it is still quite a big lump on the end of the stylus and takes some practise to be easily controlled.

*The tip can be reshaped to any form
*Use in a small area at a time or it will get cold too fast
*You can smooth, lift for suction and use edges or tip
*Instead of switching back to the drawing tip just for one detail invert the mini tip and *Use the upside down point
*Scrape and push the wax around with the curved edges
*Aluminium is soft so use tissues to clean off any dirt created

Micro Iron Tip

The Micro Iron tip is a useful and versatile addition to the collection. You can get it into those places where the iron is just too clumsy to use. It is great for working 'inside' pictures and it holds a good working temperature.

Made from aluminium, it measures about 15mm from the front tip to the curved back edge and is 10mm at its widest. This popular tip is worth having enables new potentials and control.

The side of the micro iron tip is great for pushing the wax around, a bit like the tip of a palette knife.

*Load the tip by gently letting it settle into the wax colour
*Push the colour around using the edge like a bulldozer
*Use this technique to heat and melt small areas you want to remove, then dab on a tissue whilst the wax is still molten
*The edges can be used just like the iron to create thin lines
*The tip can be reshaped to any form
*Aluminium is soft so use tissues to clean off any dirt created
*You can smooth, lift for suction and use edges or tip

The foot of the micro tip is useful for dabbing foliage, intricate patterns and retouching inside areas of your wax artwork, where the iron or even mini iron tip are just too big.
Wriggling patterns, stamping, shuffling, etc. work well.

*Again, instead of switching back to the drawing tip just for one detail, invert the micro iron tip and use the upside down point.
*Dip the tip into the wax and off you go
*This micro tip is very versatile.

Scribe Tip

Simply scribe as desired.

Round Tip

The disk of this round tip is about 20mm in diameter & offers smooth curved edges when slid over the wax colour. Also the circular shape can be used to create all sorts of object in images. If the tip is turned upside down the edge can be used for lining which can save having to change to another tip.

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