These sticks are handmade in Montreal and are manufactured in the same way as Kama regular encaustic colors, however their pigment concentration is higher because they are primarily intended for the technique of encaustic monotype where they are most often applied in very thin layers. Because of this, colors will remain vibrant even if very thin. These sticks are entirely compatible with regular encaustic paints.
Encaustic paint is made from beeswax. In this technique, the colors are melted before applying them to the painted surface where they will almost immediately solidify. Theses colors are made from chemically pure pigments without any adulterants.
Dammar resin is added in small quantities to improve the solidity of the paint film and it’s transparency. The high concentration of pigments inside Kama’s colors will allow painting opaque or transparent when raw beeswax is added.