What is Ceracolors?
Ceracolors is water-soluble wax paint made from a blend of natural and naturally-derived waxes that can be used for encaustic and cold wax painting techniques. They are fast-drying colors suitable for all supports used for encaustic painting, yet they do not require special tools or heated instruments. Use any brush suitable for water-based paint. Once dry, Ceracolors can be further sculpted and manipulated in any cold wax and encaustic painting techniques.
The ingredients in Ceracolors are found in food and cosmetics, so there are no acute or known chronic hazards with its anticipated use.
Ceracolors paint is available in 50 ml tubes, and Ceracolors mediums are available in 8, 16, and 32 fluid-ounce bottles and jars.
Ceracolors Mediums, Gels, and Pastes offer artists unlimited control of Ceracolors paint. Use Ceracolors mediums to control transparency, viscosity, and consistency. Ceracolors Mediums can be considered colorless wax paints, as they are composed of the same waxes as Ceracolors paints. They are the “glue” or binder that dry to form paint films.
Ceracolors are made by Natural Pigments. Please read our description of Ceracolors for more information. For information about the permanence and composition of Ceracolors, visit Ceracolors Composition and Permanence.
Visit our Swatch and Pigment guide for details on Ceracolors hand-painted color swatches and where to find pigment information.
At left is an encaustic painting on wood of the Portrait of the Boy Eutyches, also known as Portrait of Boy, which is a portrait by an anonymous artist from Roman Egypt of about 100 to 150 AD.