Metropolitan Framing and Encaustic Australia are Australia’s premiers stockist of encaustic supplies with hundreds of products available. Our range has grown to include a number of leading brands including: Arts Encaustic International, US made R&F and Australian made Langridge encaustics. We have been stocking encaustic art supplies in Australia since 2005.
We love sharing our love of encaustics with others. Throughout the year we offer workshops and demonstration in this very versatile medium. Our workshops include encaustic iron and stylus work on encaustic card stock for beginners and more experienced artists. We also offer workshops for those wanting to explore encaustics further on other substrates, in fields such as mixed media, encaustic techniques, tools, and much more. Are you part of an art group or do you have a few friends and want to discover more about encaustics – we also offer workshops and demonstrations on-site too.
Encaustic comes from Greek (enkaustikos) which means ‘to burn in’. Encaustics uses pigmented beeswax as a painting medium. The beeswax is heated/melted with various tools and the heated beeswax is applied to various substrates. Tools are used to manipulate;and shape the wax, including: heat gun, encaustic iron, encaustic stylus, scribe tools, Other media, such as pigment sticks, pan pastel and inks can be used in conjunction with encaustics.
From encaustic wax paints, encaustic mediums, tools, cradle panels, brushes, books, DVD’s to heat palettes and raw materials we stock it! Want to make your own wax paints? We have bees wax, damar resin, pigments and tins so you can experiment and perfect your own encaustic paints.
If you have Questions or need advice, just ask = we are more than happy share our knowledge. For our local customers we also run workshops and demonstration around the Perth Metropolitan area – contact us for more details.
We love sharing our love of encaustics with others. Throughout the year we offer workshops and demonstration in this very versatile medium. Our workshops include encaustic iron and stylus work on encaustic card stock for beginners and more experienced artists .We also offer workshops for those wanting to explore encaustics further on other substrates, in fields such as mixed media, encaustic techniques, tools, and much more. Are you part of an art group or do you have a few friends and want to discover more about encaustics – we also offer workshops and demonstrations on-site too.
If you seeking a hands on experience our workshops are ideal. All our workshops are hands one with our teachers demonstrating techniques and participants having opportunities to practise their learning. We believe its important for participants to be actively involved in the workshops so we always allow ample time for everyone to experiment with the various techniques, tools and paints.
We also do onsite demonstrations for interested parties. Our demonstrations include a basic overview of encaustic iron techniques and or panel work. Contact us for more information on 9297 1049.
Our storefront is located in the Swan Valley (Ellenbrook) in Western Australia. We service the Encaustic art community throughout Australia and offer fast shipping for all of our supplies.
This small painting iron is an ideal design for any type of wax melting or encaustic wax painting technique.
It holds an adjustable yet stable working temperature & offers versatile and compact operation as well as being lightweight to handle.
The encaustic art painting iron is versatile and by design can easily be converted to operate as a small hotplate or act as a convenient heated palette surface.
Encaustic Medium pellets is the encaustic wax without pigment. R&F Encaustics are composed of beeswax and damar resin. It is used to extend colors and to create transparencies.
It is important when extending the colours to use the encaustic medium rather than plain beeswax. There are two reasons for this:
1) It maintains the hardness of the film.
2) Encaustic made only with beeswax will develop a bloom in cold temperature that can only be removed by reheating the paint. The damar helps to prevent this blooming.
NOTE: The R&F Wax Paints contain a very high pigment load; the medium is perfect for extending the wax colours.
A versatile paint for fine artists, R&F Encaustics are composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigments. In a molten state, it is applied to a ground and then fused, or re-melted, to acheive a range of effects, from glass-like smoothness to rich, impasto-like textures.
M. & S. Lewis
D. Kurt Beaumont
Thank you so much to Sarah & Mike from Metropolitan Framing for all their advice and help regarding the mat & foam boards for our artworks. The patience and kindness that you showed to us, did not go unnoticed. Your professionalism and the wonderful job that you both did on the framing of our artworks was outstanding. We would highly recommend you to all our customers, friends & family.
A. Bradley Baker