Wood Box of 16 Beeswax Crayons

$ 55.00
PRODUCT DETAILS

Whether you've heard of Stockmar Wax Crayons and Blocks or not, there is no denying their amazing quality once you hold them. This box of 16 Stockmar wax crayons meet the highest artistic standards. Through the use of pure bee's wax as a binding agent, the non-toxic light-resistant pigments display their purity and full brilliance. The natural transparency of the wax and the lack of additives result in a high degree of opacity like that of watercolours. The effects that can be created with these crayons that are just not possible with regular crayons. Non-toxic and smells like honey!

Made in the Germany.

SPECIFICATIONS

Set of 16,wooden box, set colours: carmine red ¦ vermilion ¦ orange ¦ gold yellow ¦ lemon yellow ¦ yellow green ¦ green ¦ blue green ¦ blue ¦ ultramarine ¦ blue violet ¦ purple ¦ rust ¦ yellow brown ¦ black ¦ white

These crayons can be layered and used on almost any surface such as wood, paper, and glass. Whether drawing, painting, using as a resist, generously applying or scraping and melting colours, Stockmar Wax Crayons promise years of pure drawing pleasure. Outstanding drawing properties (no crumbling, sticking, smudging etc) And finally, they smell like honey! This set comes in a handsome wooden box.

WHY WE LOVE THIS

Based in Schleswig-Holstein, the Stockmar company has been making quality products for art and art teaching for many decades. Hans Stockmar started with beekeeping products and beeswax candles in 1922.  Acting on the suggestion of certain art teachers he soon proceeded to develop his modelling wax, and more than 50 years ago the classic Stockmar wax crayon was then created.

Beeswax and colour: at Stockmar that is what it all comes down to.  Stockmar really equates to beeswax, so closely is the firm associated with the bee product. Of course, it is the main raw material used to make the candles, but it is also an important component in the wax-based paints, crayons and modelling beeswax.  Beeswax is, in fact, crucially important to the paints. Both in the wax-based paints and in the modelling beeswax it is responsible for the characteristic transparent, glazed effect.

As well as aesthetic principles and art teaching considerations, ecological and social aspects are also central to the development and manufacture of Stockmar's products.  Regular painting workshops for the employees involving a college art teacher, and profit-sharing by the staff (they are not a capital owned company) are things that are taken for granted in Stockmar's philosophy. Last but not least, Stockmar is fully aware of the responsibility placed on them by the customers' confidence in the quality of their products.  Everything produced at Stockmar is of the utmost quality and safety.

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