Enkaustikos: Hot Sticks Opals Series (Set of 5)


The Enkaustikos Opals Series* comes in Opal Aquamarine, Opal Calypso Green, Opal Rose, Opal Sapphire & Opal Sun.  They are a custom mix and you can alter them with any encaustic paint made from transparent pigments as in any color mixing you normally do. Interference pigments are also lightfast, so you do not have to worry about them losing their luster or fading. 

The set comes with one each of interference blue, gold, green, red & violet.

13ml each (65ml total)

*Please note these Enkaustikos products are not for use with the painting iron when painting on the glossy card stock unless thinned out with clear wax due to their heavy pigment load and inclusion of damar resin.

Opal Series paints can be used straight or, you can mix in any transparent paint to create an array of special effect colors.

From Enkaustikos:

If you are not familiar with interference colors here's a brief explanation of how they work. Regular pigments like ultramarine blue reflect light waves so a brushstroke made with ultramarine pigment will look blue. Interference pigments are transparent platelets of mica pigment covered with highly refractive metal oxides.  When light strikes the surface of these pigments it is refracted, reflected, and scattered by the layers that make up the pigment. Since they are transparent they are influenced by the colors from the surface below. Colors mixed with interference medium will change ("flip") when viewed from different angles.  Over a white or light background the color is subtle and the "flip" more obvious. Over a black or darker background the color is more obvious and the "flip" less noticeable.

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