Our Impasto Modeling Wax is a blend of microcrystalline (petroleum) waxes and beeswax. It is designed for sculptural purposes. The Impasto Modeling Wax can be cast, carved, and layered to create a textural surface. Impasto is available in 333 ml cakes. The melting point of the impasto | modeling wax (175°F, 79°C) is a higher temperature than the melting point of encaustic (approximately 162°F, 72°C). The difference in temperature allows one to paint and fuse the encaustic over a shape without immediately blunting sculptural details or impasto effects.