Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tip on Da Vinci EncauSticks

Developed specifically for watermedia artists, Da Vinci's professional-quality EncauSticks watercolor sticks are ideal for use as watersoluble crayons — or for melting and applying to your media to create waxy textures. EncauSticks are highly pigmented using the same reliable pigments found in Da Vinci Artists' Watercolors.
To use in melted form, simply melt the flat end of the stick and apply it to your media to achieve texture while maintaining the ability to create washes with water. Use the sharpened tip to draw dry, or dip it in water for wet drawing ability. Go over any applied color with water to create watercolor-like effects.
Da Vinci EncauSticks are easy to use, excellent for mixed watermedia, and a great value.
Individual watercolor sticks measure 3" long × ½" diameter (76 mm × 13 mm).
™ Da Vinci is a trademark of the Da Vinci Paints Company.


  1. This is a strange misnomer to call them Encausticks. It's going to lead to confusion and seems designed even in their description to be just another watercolor crayon like CretaColor or Neocolor II but at triple the price.
    Encaustic by definition means burning in, or fusing. There is nothing about fusing in the product description.
    For artists working in encaustic, any watercolor crayon with permanent lightfastness can be used in their wax art. John, why do you like this brand particularly that would account for the much higher price?

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