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Painting with Wax

I paint with wax just as an oil painter paints with oils! My palette is a heated surface and when I need more of a certain color, I simply melt my paints onto it. I make all my own paints using natural Earth Pigments, Beeswax, and tree sap (also called Damar Resin). I melt them into soap molds that produce perfect pucks of color. I use regular paint brushes in all sizes and also a heated pen stylus which melts and sucks up a little of the wax paint and deposits it much as quill or fountain pen does. This tool allows for me to achieve a high level of detail.