The appearance and the smell of Stockmar wax colours as well as the renowned tin box in which these blocks come cannot help but awaken some sort of childhood memory! The Stockmar wax blocks, however, are not only good for a feeling of well-being but also are able to satisfy the highest of artistic demands.
The only difference between the wax crayons and the wax blocks is their shape – the colours and the high quality basic material are the same for both. Because the blocks have a flat shape that sits firmly and securely in the hand and are hard to actually break, that version is especially recommended for children.
But the blocks are also a very interesting alternative for artists and people who see the inspirational possibilities that the blocks offer. And just in case the appearance of the blocks or the way they sit in your hand is uninspiring to you, the smell that will emanated from the tin box when you open it certainly will!
The above-mentioned smell comes from the pure beeswax that is used as the binding agent. The beeswax is also what enables the lightfast colour pigments to finally be able to fully display their real brilliance and purity. The natural transparency of this type of wax, along with forgoing the use of fillers, enables your application to form a glaze in a way usually only achieved with aquarelle paints. Wax being the binder in the crayons enhances the range of potential drawing and painting techniques to a great extent. The crayons are not limited to merely drawing and painting, but can also be used for layering, scraping and melting colours.
These crayons can be applied to smooth as well as rough drawing paper surfaces. The smoother the paper, the more cohesive the colour application; the grainier the paper, the less rigid the appearance of the colour will be. Especially interesting effects can be attained on, for example, coloured paper (COLOURED DRAWING PAPER, WRAPPING PAPER) or PARCHMENT PAPER or even on JAPANESE PAPER. Stockmar wax crayons will, it should be noted, also adhere to other surfaces like, for example, wood, textiles, glass, cellophane and a number of plastics.
Stockmar products are all environmentally friendly and safe for human health. The Stockmar seal “Ständige Rohstoffkontrolle” (Constant Monitoring of Raw Materials) means that Stockmar has required that every product batch be investigated by an independent laboratory. Because the pollution thresholds for writing utensils, paints and clays that are set out in the EN71 safety norm are not stringent enough for the Stockmar company, it demands of its own production processes that they instead conform to the norms that apply to food safety, norms that are much more demanding than those for the toy safety mentioned above. And where the food safety standards fail to set a threshold, Stockmar initiates its own strict norms. It’s quite a company!
||List of Colours
|small standard assortment, 8 blocks in tin case
||carmine red (01), orange (03), lemon yellow (05), green (07), blue (09), blue-violet (11), red-brown (13), black (15)
|large standard assortment, 16 blocks in tin case
||carmine red (01), cinnabar red (02), orange (03), golden yellow (04), lemon yellow (05), yellow-green (06), green (07), blue-green (08), blue (09), ultramarine blue (10), blue-violet (11), red-violet (12), red-brown (13), yellow-brown (14), black (15), white (16)
|small supplementary assortment, 8 blocks in tin case
||grey (17), Prussian blue (18), cobalt blue (19), light ochre (20), Venetian red (21), umber (22), olive green (23), rose (24)