Enkaustikos Wax Medium... A very versatile painting medium. Enkaustikos Wax Medium is made from U.S. Pharmaceutical Grade Refined Beeswax and Singapore Damar Resin in a 6:1 ratio. It can be used to create textures or can be added to Enkaustikos Wax Paints to increase transparency for glazing techniques. Wax Medium is ideal for mixing with your own pigments to make custom colors. It can also be applied as a topcoat to add depth to finished encaustic paintings. Can be easily formulated into a wax paste by dissolving in odorless mineral spirits (do not use heat to speed up the process). Our Wax Medium contains Damar Resin not Damar Varnish. Most artists are familiar with Damar varnish which is made by dissolving damar crystals in Turpentine. We filter Damar crystals with heat without using solvents of any kind. This is important because many encaustic recipes call for Damar Varnish containing turpentine which is not studio safe and down right unhealthy. There is no need to have solvents of any kind in an encaustic studio.