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The Natural Pigments Historical Paint-Making Kit is intended for artists who want to expand their painting horizons, but have little or no experience making their own paints. The kit comes wih all the materials that you need to get started, including instructions, glass muller, grinding surface and 16 pigments in dry powder form to start making your own paint in any medium you choose—whether it be oils, watercolors, egg tempera, casein tempera, distemper or fresco.
The kit is an excellent introduction to paint making, which can open the door to a new range of possibilities in different mediums, pigments and paint recipes. It is our top of the line kit, yet it represents a significant savings over purchasing each item in the kit separately.
Pigments Included in each Historical Pigment Set
The kit includes Lapis lazuli (Lazurite), Nicosia Terre Verde, Verona Green Earth, Antica Green, Lemon Ocher, Italian Yellow Earth, Pozzuoli Red, Venetian Red, Italian Raw Sienna, Italian Burnt Siena, Italian Raw Umber, Italian Raw Umber Green, Italian Burnt Umber, Cyprus Raw Umber Dark, German Vine Black, Chalk—all packaged in individual 4 ounce plastic jars. These pigments represent the basic set of hues used in historical painting before the nineteenth century. The kit includes all the popular palette colors: blue, green, yellow, red, brown, black and white. The pigments come in an boxed set that makes an excellent painting starter kit, as an introduction to making your own paints, or as a great gift for the art student.
Purpose of the Historical Paint-Making Kit
The Natural Pigments Historical Paint-Making Kit is designed for artists who wish to disperse larger amounts of pigment in water- and oil-based mediums.
The kit includes the following items:
Historical Pigment Set See the compete description here.
Muller, glass medium, 6.3 cm (2.5 in.) diameter base
Grinding plate, 254 x 254 x 63 mm (10 x 10 x 0.25 inch) tempered glass Note: This glass is not sandblasted or roughened and must be prepared before use by grinding with silicon carbide.
Spatula, stainless steel metal with wood handle
Silicon carbide, 100 grit, net vol. 1 oz. (29 cc) jar
Dispenser bottle, 8 fl oz. capacity
Collapsible metal tubes and caps, 50 ml capacity
Making Your Own Oil Colors—This 12-page document contains instructions for preparing the grinding surface, making your own oil-based paint and storing paint in collapsible tubes. Note: This item is sent by email as a PDF document.
Making Your Own Water-Solved Paint—This 12-page document contains instructions for preparing the grinding surface, making your own water-based paint (i.e., watercolors, tempera, etc.) and storing paint in collapsible tubes. Note: This document is sent by email as a PDF document.
Natural Pigments is a limited liability company based in Willits, California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since pre-historic times up to and including the nineteenth century.
We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.
Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.
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This product is shipped from our warehouse in Gretna, NE, USA.
This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
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