Encaustic Wax from Purple Cows is a combination of beeswax, resin and pigment for hot wax artwork like painting or mixed media collage. The colors are vibrant, and mix well creating beautiful effects and translucence. The Melt Craft Iron (pcp-5050) and the Encaustic Wax Kit (pcp-5060), each sold separately are the perfect tools for making the most of this creative medium. Once you've tried this, you'll be hooked. Each package includes gold, silver and clear metallic wax blocks.