This weekend I cooked another four pounds of white wax and one pound of yellow wax. I made note of the following useful information:
5 pounds of wax prill = 16 cups
1 pound of wax prill = 3.2 cups (*4 cups fit into my Teflon sauce pan)
1 pound of cooked wax = 5 cat food tins (universal unit of measure)
2.5 ounces of Damar crystals = ½ cup
Also keep in mind the number one fact confronting all artists: your studio time may be interrupted by anyone, for any reason, at any time. How was my weekend? As sand slips through the hourglass and there is that much less in the top half, the chances of me accomplishing anything are thus diminished.
Watch the blog for a series about encaustic supports which I plan to start tomorrow.
The following image goes out to someone who thinks the photos on this blog ought to be bigger but not too big: