R & F - Encaustic Hot Plate - 12x12in - R and F Hot Plates are the perfect tool for working with encaustic paints. R and F Hot Plates provide a platform on which to keep knives and brushes warm and ready for use. They also make a great heated surface for mixing colors. The aluminum plate is available in 12 + 12 inch (30 cm + 30 cm) with a 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) thick surface. The surface is made of thick aluminum steel alloy and have been anodized to prevent discoloration of several of the light pigments. Heat is conducted evenly across the entire surface, making the plates ideal for use with palette cups or for mixing colors directly on the surface. The R and F Hot Plates come complete with an attached brush holder, adjustable legs, and a heat source. Mixing can be done in sturdy palette cups (sold separately), or directly on the surface.