This set is an incredible deal for the artist interested in encaustic printmaking. Fourteen colors are included in this kit, which give you near-unlimited potential for mixing, and because they’re Hot Sticks, you can also draw with them right on the aluminum plates. Speaking of which, you get two aluminum plates in this kit- a 6″x6″ plate and a 8″x10″ plate! We also include a pad of printmaking paper to get you started.
The 2″ hake brush is great for applying smooth fields of color onto the aluminum plate, or onto any other surface you want to paint on. For more detailed work, the 1/2″ angled hog bristle brush is a fantastic durable brush which can handle the abuses of the encaustic process. Another tool this set wouldn’t be complete without is the Colour Shaper. These silicone tipped tools allow you to draw shapes and move the paint on your aluminum plate quickly and cleanly. Includes electric griddle.
14 colors: quinacridone magenta, cadmium maroon, naphthol red, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow deep, bismuth yellow, titanium white, bone black, ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, cerulean blue, cobalt teal green, cobalt aqua, citron green
6oz tin of slick wax, 6oz tin of wax medium
an 8″x10″ plate and a 6″x6″ plate, 1 pad of printmaking paper
Tools: 2″ hake brush, 1/2″ angled hog bristle brush, Colour Shaper, baren