COLD WAX

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Cold Wax Painting is a delight for artists who are interested in texture and layering. It means you are painting with an impasto oil paint that is often scraped on, layered and drawn back into. Unlike Encaustic Wax painting you do not need to heat the wax, it comes as a creamy medium that you mix with oil paint or powdered pigment. At The PaintBox Art Supplies shop we stock several makes of cold wax paste mediums – each made to a different formula. All have beeswax as the main ingredient but each then has either a resin (damar or alkyd), or a solvent (turpentine, citrus or odorless mineral spirits) or both, in different amounts. This means they all perform differently and artists will prefer the one that works best for their particular technique. Our helpful staff can assist you with information.