R&F Encaustic Paint, Egyptian Violet, is milled with 100% pure grade filtered beeswax and Singapore-grade damar resin, resulting in the highest quality encaustic paint on the market. Egyptian Violet is the strongest of our violets, perhaps even more intense than the Phthalos. This encaustic paint is a very bluish undertone, like Ultramarine Violet, but with a very dark top tone that is almost blackish.
Encaustic paint is applied molten to an absorbent surface, and then fused, (or re-melted), to create a variety of effects. Unlike other paints, encaustic goes from a liquid to a solid state and back again in seconds, which means layers can be built up immediately without any drying time. Once the surface has cooled, the paint has reached a permanent finish but the painting can be revised and reworked with heat at any time, minutes or years later. The term "encaustic" is often used to describe both the paint itself and the method for using it.
Available in a 40 ml. block measuring in 2-1/2" x 1-1/4" x 3/4".