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Water Soluble Wax

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Water soluble wax paints are in effect a wax soap. Scientific chemical analysis of some ancient works reveals a striking similarity to modern wax soap recipes. These wax paints are applied with water as the solvent and can be gently heated to just below melting point to improve water resistance once the work is completed.

Water Soluble Wax Paint - a return to what may have once been a popular ancient approach.
This type of paint can be used straight out of the tube rather like an oil paint, or with water added is becomes more and more liquid and "loose" to work with, eventually being much like water colour paint.
LINKS TO EXAMPLES (made in Spain)

encausticcuni.com  - main site - the developers - based in Spain

aqwax.com - alternative brand name and image.

encaustic-Siabakoulis - historic artist's information and examples

mail@encaustic.co

Home of wax types on www.encaustic.co Wax only mixtures of encaustic paint for molten application Resin Waxes for molten use as encaustic paoint on www.encaustic.co Solvent Wax Paste used as encaustic paint with cold application - www.encaustic.co Water soluble wax as encaustic paint with cold application - www.encaustic.co