As part of the Encaustic Materials Handbook ebook project. I rewrote my basic encaustic medium recipe. Yes, that’s right. It IS the same recipe that appears in every encaustic book, and on practically every encaustic site. But they don’t have photos by The Theory (unless there’s something happening I don’t know about. Sweetie?)
We all use the recipe in much the same proportions—those of us who make our own encaustic medium. But what about those folks who’ve never tried to make their own medium before? For you guys I’ve put together a downloadable, printable recipe. It will be in the book, but you can get it here for nuthin.
Download from the Free Box on the upper right column.
As you read it over, keep in mind that there are other versions of the recipe around. Some mix beeswax and paraffin, for instance. Other artists use more or less damar resin. Still more artists skip the damar resin and do a beeswax-carnauba wax combo. Your job is to find out what you like.