All the new tools and supplies have left R&F and Dick Blick and are headed my way.
heat gun with - the important part - nozzles to direct the air flow
The hot plate will have to wait.
At some point I'll be ordering encaustic colors from Bees Knees Encaustics - a great place I found with wonderful customer service.
A guest brought be her favorite oil pastels. Have never used them, but just know they're going to be a wonderful addition to the encaustic toy chest.