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The Blade XL Silicone Mark Making Tool | Various Size $59 - $89 each Art Supplies Elizabeth Schowachert Art

The Blade XL Silicone Mark Making Tool | Various Size $59 - $89 each


The Blade mark making tool is specifically designed for working with encaustic medium on a HOTbox.  Each Blade mark making tool is unique and totally handmade by Elizabeth. Since these tools are handmade, each has its own unique mark, so it will always be specific to the artist that uses it. 

The handles are made using TX bamboo and the reductive blade is silicone (and can withstand heat up to 400 F).

This tool is designed to pull paint from the plate, leaving “random” flowing lines, shapes and or marks. It moves easily across the plate, allowing the artist to move the blade without bending or disruption.

This is a brand new tool that has had a lot of interest, thus I may not have finished inventory ready to sell. I am however taking orders and have set up the following options:

  • Small Blade XL Mark Making Tool (5-7 inch Handle/4-5 inch Blade Surface): $49 each 
  • Medium Blade XL Mark Making Tool (8 -10 inch/6-8 inch Blade Surface): $59 each
  • Large Blade XL Mark Making Tool (11 - 14 Inch/9 - 11 inch Blade Surface): $69 Each

The prices for my Blade mark making tools reflect the extra time and effort that is required to make them. They are complicated, every blade has to be adjusted to ensure that edges hit the plate, which takes numerous adjustments. I also take care to ensure that the mark itself is interesting. Additionally they require more materials to make. I considered all of the above to determine a fair price. 

Once an order has been placed, you will receive a message confirming the estimated production time and shipping window.

I am also happy to take commission orders for custom sizes and blade designs - please email me directly ( and we can discuss what you are specially looking for and determine the price.

This is a great tool and one that I am sure you will enjoy working with!


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