Naturally prepared birch plywood panels that are available in various sizes. We use WISA® plywood that is manufactured in Europe according to the strictest sustainability principles and comes only from legal, sustainable sources and conforms to all relevant standards and regulations.
Birch is a hard wood with a close grain that absorbs less wax and provides a stable base. As it takes longer to cool down, it allows for advanced techniques.
Many heat application methods have been tried and tested.
Although it is the artist's prerogative to choose what works for them, we recommend and sell the Bernzomatic TS3500KC multi-use torch kit with a trigger-start ignition and an adjustable flame control knob allowing controlled movements.
make your own encaustic medium
Damar is tree glue or gum from deciduous trees found in India and East Asia. Most is produced by tapping trees, however, some is collected in fossilised form on the ground. The gum varies in colour from clear to pale yellow, while the fossilised form is grey-brown.