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Encaustic Wax Frequently Asked Questions

No, No, No. You need some serious heat to melt them. For example, a paint stripper melts the wax.

No, nothing with steam holes or coated with teflon for example.

Yes, I sell an Encaustic Art Starter Kit, which includes everything you need for wax painting and an Encaustic Art Stylus Pro. View the Art Classes & Workshops page for more information and prices. Please contact me on 01442 822398. to order.

About £1.20, but that could change any minute...

Again not really, it's not refined enough and does not flow well. T-light wax is useful for cleaning coloured wax off irons.

Children love it and the beauty is everybody can create with it. Obviously supervision is important for young and old.

Not really. If you’ve ever done the ironing it's very similar!

Well that depends... it's the idea that is the most important... how long does an idea take?

I paint onto art card and MDF, depending on the size of the painting.

ART card. It is a coated card, therefore the wax moves around it easier and does not sink into it.

I saw someone doing small pictures at a craft fair and I wanted to do much larger pictures.

Only about six or seven if that. The wax goes a long way.

I really like the medium because it's like nothing else. It takes you to places that you have never been before.

The ideas shop in Wilstone, or as someone once said Planet Madley”, which is a very nice place!

No not really - it's all inside my head. Sometimes I do smaller versions to see if it would work before I paint the large version.

Yes, gift vouchers are available. For more information and to purchase, contact Phil on 01442 822398, or via the contact page.

Encaustic Wax Art Painting 'Madificent' by Phil Madley
Encaustic Wax Art Painting

'Madificent'

by Phil Madley

Encaustic Wax Art Painting 'Tumble and Crash' by Phil Madley
Encaustic Wax Art Painting

'Tumble and Crash'

by Phil Madley

Encaustic Wax Art Painting 'Dance of the Seven Veils' by Phil Madley
Encaustic Wax Art Painting

'Dance of the Seven Veils'

by Phil Madley

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