Cold WAX RECIPES – From Robert MASSEY’S FORMULAS FOR PAINTERS
1 part: Beeswax
3 parts: Turpentine
In a double-boiler, melt the beeswax (break into chunks). Remove from heat. Stir in turpentine until a soft paste forms(if possible, do this outdoors). You can make this thinner by adding up to 6 parts turpentine.
Always use proper ventilation when working with solvents.
Wax, damar resin, oil
4 parts: Beeswax
1 part: Damar crystals
1 part: Sun thickened linseed oil
12 parts: Turpentine
Melt wax, linseed oil carefully in a double boiler. Remove from heat and add damar crystals and turpentine. For a thick, buttery, but light consistency in an oil paint, wax combines well with fast drying soft resin and heavy oil.
RECIPE FROM JEANNE MORRISON FOR Cold Wax Medium MADE WITH CITRUS SOLVENT:
Fill a jar with chunks of beeswax and pour in orange oil, cap and let sit at room temperature for a couple of days, shaking or stirring once in a while. No heating is required at all. Jeanne suggests that you can try adding damar crystals also, though this is not something she herself has done.