Enkaustikos.. Paint That Inspires! Enkaustikos! Wax Art Supplies. "Enkaustikos" was the greek word for "to burn in" which seemed perfectly fitting given encaustic paints need to be heated in order to use. It's the company's goal to produce professional, artist quality encaustic paints. The formula included only the finest ingredients of U.S. pharmaceutical grade beeswax, damar resin, and artist-grade pigments. All the pigments were carefully selected, researched, and tested before adding them to the line and USP Beeswax was used to keep bleaches and solvents away from the artist's palette.