My website was hacked last week, and to prevent problems I completely reinstalled my blog. While I’m not sure, it looks like the hack probably came through the blog. It will take some time to rebuild. I will work on getting content about water-soluble encaustics up first, since there has been some interest. At this time, I am going to turn all commenting off, so I don’t have to install plugins that may lead to future problems. I apologize for this and regret it, since there have been some very interesting and useful comments recently. But I don’t have the desire or time to be a system manager. I want to paint, not watch updates like a hawk.
I have not been able to try this paint yet; Natural Pigments seems a bit behind on the promised roll-out and a request for a sample didn’t result in anything. There is a very good video available on YouTube by Candice Bohannan, though, that gives me some ideas of how it differs from Cuni water-soluble encaustics. Ceracolors are “a blend of waxes micro-emulsified in water,” not a mixture of beeswax and potassium soap like the Cuni paint. There are some things the video describes that appear very different from Cuni:
1. She says Ceracolors should be used on a rigid support, with absorbent gesso. Cuni claims it can be used on non-rigid supports including canvas and paper. So far, my experience says this is true. This seems like an advantage of the Cuni paints.