Beeswax is a remarkable wax because it does not melt readily. For example, it can stand temperatures up to 60oc. Suitable for furniture polish, candles, encaustic and batik painting. Encaustic painting – also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid/paste is then applied to a surface — usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. Batik painting – It is common for people to use a mixture of beeswax and paraffin wax. The beeswax will hold to the fabric and the paraffin wax will allow cracking, which is a characteristic of batik. Wherever the wax has seeped through the fabric, the dye will not penetrate. Sometimes several colours are used, with a series of dyeing, drying and waxing steps.
A strong, gutsy, 16# hand building body, excellent for burnishing and has good green strength. Smooth enough for throwing, it fires a salmon pink to deep, rich orange depending on the firing temperature. An excellent clay for school use, modeling sculptural busts or making garden ornaments etc. Fired with a suitable earthenware glaze to 1100ºC, this clay is ideal for all general hand building purposes. Bisque Temp 1000ºC – 1100ºC Glaze Temp 1100ºC Terracotta clays can be used without glaze at 1000ºC – 1200ºC.
Used by Disney studios in the USA, high density expanded polystyrene EPS foam blocks are ideal for creating large lightweight sculptures. Glue together with Foam Fusion. Cut with Hot Wire Foam Cutters and then sand with rasps etc.
Foam surface can be sealed with Foam Coat Finish and then painted.
Replica stone-like and waterproof finishes can be achieved using Foam Coat Grit.
Add the grit to the foam coat finish.
Please note the dimensions below are all in millimetres
Geelong and Melbourne it is $9.90 per large block but outside these areas it is very costly.