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Encaustic Art A2+ Ultimate Hotplate
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An ideal hotplate for working with encaustic wax. This A2+ glass surfaced unit is a superb tool & works hour after hour, day after day, holding the temperature you choose.

 

  • Glass top working heated area
    405mm x 605mm
    (16" x 23 3/4")
  • Main body Including metal frame
    425mm x 625mm
    (16 3/4" x 24 1/2")
  • Full length including handles
    425mm x 715mm
    (16 3/4" x 28 1/4")
  • Large A2 capacity for artwork
    560mm x 360mm
    (22" x 14 1/8")
  • Flat, toughened, easy to clean glass surface
  • 220-240volts @ 400watts maximum
    USA 110/120 volts needs TRANSFORMER - we are advised that the correct item is a P-100 15 amp power transformer
  • Weight in Box 7.2Kg (17lb) (unpacked)

The hotplate takes over where the small upturned iron is just no longer big enough to cope.

It can be used with supports on top, as a heated palette for roller work or for other tools, for direct wax application from the glass surface, as a palette for warming & mixing tins or trays of colour, direct brush palette & so on.

Note: This hotplate is NOT designed to heat tins containing more than 1cm to 2 cm deep of resin type waxes (higher melt point than encaustic art blocks). It is suitable for all direct surface work and for shallow flat based metal tin palettes - good base surface contact of tins is essential.

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more on the hotplate

encaustic art lesson 5 - Hotplate Basics

How does one use a hotplate for encaustic working? This little program below will help you discover some approaches. More here >>>>

Grass Fence 3
Direct working hotplate techniques

Grass Fence 5
Hotplate as palette (1cm deep wax only)

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Hotplate use is simple : plug-in, click, turn, work ...
Plug into the mains - maximum power use is 400 watts.
Sturdy handles allow easy movement even when the unit is hot.
On / Off switch is illuminated for easy visual identification that the unit is active or off.
Rotary dial calibrated from 1-12 offers fine adjustment of temperature.
Easy to clean toughened glass surface - just wipe with tissue whilst still warm.
Hotplate tools can be all sorts of items that may already be in your studio or house

Vusut the hotplate zone

visit the hotplate techniques zone

There are numerous possible tools for use with the hotplate. A few are shown above & the ones available as part of the encaustic art range are shown below - sponges, brushes & scrapy wax tipped movers. But if you explore the hotplate techniques zone you may find lots more to inspire & encourage you.  Have fun!
Encaustic Art Sponge Set - 4 sponges
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Some of the sponge approaches
picking up colour
edge dabbing
bamboo shuffle
edge pushing

This sponge set contains 4 pieces - 3 white block hard sponges - ideal for pushing wax around on a surface when molten. Also for forming hard edges, lines & so on.

The orange sponge is a synthetic absorbent sponge that is great for dabbing techniques. Pick up colour from the molten hotplate or up-turned iron & place it where want - excellent for foliage.

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4 piece sponge set

step by steps

Encaustic Art Brush Set - 5 natural hair brushes
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There is nothing quite like a brush for depositing colour. But molten wax requires brushes to be heat tolerant, so these natural hair ones are ideal.

Molten colour can be collected from the upturned iron, the hotplate palette or tins holding a reserve of molten colour on either of the heating devices.

When depositing the liquid wax colour onto the support the wax will congeal & set even as you make the brush stroke if the support is cold, so definitive strokes are needed.

On a heated support brushes behave similar to acrylics or oils.

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A set of 5 Hogs Hair brushes on wooden handles.

Head sizes included:
2mm / 4mm / 8mm / 12mm & 20mm .

Using the hotplate as a working palette tray to keep wax colours & tool heads hot.

The hogs hair encaustic art brushes cope very well with heat, so are not affected by the reasonably low temperatures of molten wax colours.

Resting the bristle heads on the hotplate keep them warmed & ready for immediate use. They can simply be wiped clean or 'puddled' in some clear wax, then wiped. Normally it is best to work ' up & down' through close colours to avoid too much cleaning - or reserve different brushes for the main colours you are using. Note: This hotplate is NOT designed to heat tins containing more than 1cm to 2 cm deep of resin type waxes (higher melt point than encaustic art blocks). It is suitable for all direct surface work and for shallow flat based metal tin palettes - good base surface contact of tins is essential.

Encaustic Art Scrapy Wax Mover Set - 5 rubber tipped tools
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The scrapy wax movers are simply rubber tipped wooden handled tools that can help in placement & shaping of the molten liquid wax colour. There are several tip shapes from fine to broad - some small, some larger. Can be used with acrylics & oils too.

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edge to point
wedged
large oval cut
small oval cut
small wedge

see the scrapy tools used to create bamboo
Scrapy wax moving tools are good for dragging colour around in small areas.
easy to clean - just wipe whilst warm
easy to use - just work in the molten wax
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