Re: Is Chroma an OK brand when it comes to mediums?
Wax does not dry or polymerize, so it is essentially the very same thing as adding a completely non drying oil, like olive or mineral oil to your paint mix, but wax is a solid and much thicker (at room temp) and gives the paint more body and handles a little differently and you can do thicker or impasto stuff with it too. Thus the caution to only use a small percentage because it does reduce the paint film durability. It dulls the sheen too.
Encaustic uses wax and damar, the damar is there to make the mix harden, more durable, and less apt to melt when heated. The resin allows for a brighter sheen and prevents bloom too.
Last edited by sidbledsoe : 05-18-2019 at 06:04 AM.