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Encaustic Art distributed by Wooden Playroom in Australia

Encaustic Wax Art

Wooden Playroom is the Australian distributor for Encaustic Art. If you're interested in stocking Encaustic Art please get in touch with us. 

Painting with hot wax, known as Encaustic Art, uses heat to melt wax colours to produce artistic results. 

Encaustic Hot Wax Painting is an ancient process dating back to the Greeks - the word encaustic originates from the Greek word enkaustikos, which means to 'burn in'. The Greeks used the hot wax to caulk the hulls of ships and with the addition of colour pigment were able to create elaborate decorations on their warships. Encaustic painting examples can be found in icon painting, ancient Egypt, Australian Aboriginal cave paintings and forms the basis for Kut-Kut, a traditional art form of the Philippines.

Today, special encaustic painting tools are used to heat, apply and manipulate the art effect.  As each layer of hot wax paint is added, it reheats and fuses to the previous layers. The layering of wax and colour pigments produces long lasting wax art, with a rich, optical and multi-dimensional effect – artwork that has a living quality.

The brand Encaustic Art is the original company to create modern encaustic painting tools and methods. These have evolved, and continue to be added to, providing the creative and inspiring Encaustic Art range we have today.

  • 99550304 Encaustic Art Clear Stamp Sets - Animals

    Encaustic Art Clear Stamp Sets - Animals SPECIAL ORDER

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    Our clear stamps allow exact positioning by sight and when you pair with one of our clear mounting blocks you can see precisely where the image is ...

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  • 99550301 Encaustic Art Clear Stamp Sets - Fantasy

    Encaustic Art Clear Stamp Sets - Fantasy SPECIAL ORDER

    99550301

    Our clear stamps allow exact positioning by sight and when you pair with one of our clear mounting blocks you can see precisely where the image is ...

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  • 99550302 Encaustic Art Clear Stamp Sets - Nature

    Encaustic Art Clear Stamp Sets - Nature SPECIAL ORDER

    99550302

    Our clear stamps allow exact positioning by sight and when you pair with one of our clear mounting blocks you can see precisely where the image is ...

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  • 99530805 Encaustic Art Encaustic Hot Wax 5 Fun Tips Assortment For Stylus Pro

    Encaustic Art Encaustic Hot Wax 5 Fun Tips Assortment For Stylus Pro

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    Fun Tips are popular iconic shapes understood everywhere and their meaning goes without saying. They can be used to imprint an icon shape or com...

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  • 99534902 Encaustic Art Encaustic Hot Wax Art Blocks - 1 Block Single Colour Vermillion
    Encaustic Art Encaustic Hot Wax Art Blocks - 1 Block Single Colour

    Encaustic Art Encaustic Hot Wax Art Blocks - 1 Block Single Colour

    99534902

    High quality encaustic hot wax art blocks specially formulated for Encaustic Hot Wax Painting. Easy application at low heats high colour brilliance...

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  • 99535001 Encaustic Art Encaustic Hot Wax Art Blocks - Single Colour 16 Blocks Carmine
    Encaustic Art Encaustic Hot Wax Art Blocks - Single Colour 16 Blocks

    Encaustic Art Encaustic Hot Wax Art Blocks - Single Colour 16 Blocks

    99535022

    High quality encaustic hot wax art blocks specially formulated for Encaustic Hot Wax Painting. Easy application at low heats high colour brilliance...

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