Interference pigments are transparent platelets of mica pigment covered with highly refractive metal oxides. When light strikes the surface of these pigments it is refracted, reflected and scattered by the layers that make up the pigment. Because they are transparent, they are influenced by the colours from the surface below. Colours mixed with interference medium will change (“flit”) when viewed from different angles. Over a white or light background, the colour is subtle and the “flip” more obvious. Over a black or dark background, the colour is more obvious and the “flip” less noticeable.
What’s not to love about our Wax Snaps? They are perfect for the artists who like to melt their paint as they work, have three times the amount of paint as compared to Hot Sticks®, making them a more economical choice, and has a unique shape that allows you to easily snap off what you need. Each Wax Snap measures approximately 1-1/4” long x 4” wide and 1/2” thick.
This unique shape allows you to use the whole bar or break off a section with a simple snap. Available in all 88 colours including Graphite, and our three wax mediums: original Wax Medium, XD Wax Medium, and Natural Yellow Wax Medium. Wax Snaps are great for printmaking techniques, direct melting on a hot palette or snapping off a section to refill a Hot Cakes® tin. They are also ideal for the workshop and classroom setting, where you can easily snap, dispense, and share.