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EVANS ENCAUSTICS — homemade encaustic paint

Making Encaustic Paint from Oil Paint? Here's the math.

Posted by Hylla Evans on

An artist's newsletter recently posted a formula for homemade very, very transparent paint, nothing at all like commercially milled encaustic paint. Here are some facts:1. The oil paint artist grade is in many colors at least 80% oil and less than 20% pigment.2. You’ll never be able to drain off enough of the oil to make a difference, and when you do, pigment will also leach out.3. If you use an entire 37ml tube of titanium white high grade oil paint you’ll get a whole lot of oil and small amount of pigment, and no matter how much oil you...

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