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
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
Fire Extinguisher/fire blanket
Fire proof surface to work on .
Thick Paper Towels
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
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 !