Get started with encaustic painting right away with Hot Cakes encaustic paints! Encaustic is a painting method that is thousands of years old, where pigments are mixed with beeswax and resin and applied to a surface. It was one of the main decorative painting techniques used by the ancient Egyptians, and results in long-lasting archival colors. Colors can be thinned with wax medium and built up in layers, resulting in amazing, glowing glazed surfaces.
Enkaustikos Hot Cakes are ready-to-use and come in a handy reusable tin — just place the tin on a hot palette to melt the paint, and you are ready to go! No solvents are required. Made with fine pigments, damar resin, and beeswax, Hot Cakes encaustic paints are easy to set up and clean up, and contain no bleach or synthetic adulterants.