Encaustic set up and list of materials ( website)


Hi there

Saying that i am passionate about encaustic painting is an understatement;

I adore the scent of resin and beeswax in my studio each day and I also love the fact that we are using ‘ noble’ materials.

Yet, this does not mean that it has to be expensive, and you will discover that most of the tools used can be found in your kitchen, so lets get crafty !

On this page, you will find the things  you will need to get started for my online classes.

Once you register, I will also send you a specific list of my most trusted suppliers.



Tools & Equipment

Small griddle with temperature control

Crème brulee Blowtorch

Surface Thermometer

Natural Bristle Brushes 1″ and 2″

Small Metal Tins and one large bread tin ( tuna tin can do work too for small metal tins)

Wooden Cloth pegs for sides of metal tins

A variety of mark-making tools (needle tool, stylus , cookie cutters, stamps, pottery tools set…)

spoons for burnishing

Stanley Knife

Fire Extinguisher/fire blanket

Fire proof surface to work on .

Thick Paper Towels

Masking Tape

Wax paper


Disposable gloves



1lb Encaustic Medium

10 Encaustic Paints

*18×18 cm ( or bigger) Sturdy substrate with porous surface, i.e. : wood panels/MDF panel or plywood / Ampersand Encausticbord ( *recommended size for beginners class)

*Dry Pigments  (*Optional if you want to make your own wax and shellac colours)

Shellac/ French polish – Amber & clear

Oil paints


You can also check my encaustic resource page

Let’s keep it safe !


Always work in a well ventilated area; if you do not have a fan, keep a window and door open, for airflow.

Keep the temperature of your wax around 200° F (85°C).

Never touch your hotplate, use pegs on metal tin to move them around the hotplate

Always switch off your blowtorch when not in use

Use natural bristle brushes.

Have a fire estinguiser and blanket close by and have access to water in case of burns

wear an apron and tie up your hair, encaustic is a messy business !