The Natural Pigments Casein Paint Making Kit is intended for artists who want to expand their painting horizons, but have little or no experience making their own casein paints. The kit comes with all the materials that you need to get started, including instructions, glass muller, grinding surface and six pigments in dry powder form to start making your own paint.
Casein is a milk protein that is insoluble in water, but can be made into a water-based paint or glue by dissolving in water with an alkali, such as borax or ammonia. It makes a fast-drying paint that was used in ancient Egypt as tempera paint and widely used by commercial illustrators.
It 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.
Pigments Included in the Kit
The kit includes the Introductory Pigment Sampler--one ounce (29 ml) each of five dry powder pigments packaged in individual plastic jars. These pigments represent a basic set of hues used in historical painting before the nineteenth century.
Purpose of the Casein Paint Making Kit
The Natural Pigments Casein Paint Making Kit is designed for artists who wish to make small amounts of casein paint. You will find it useful for making paint on the spot, as you need them. Unlike larger grinding tools, the small size of these tools allows for easy carefree cleanup between use. It's also a great educational tool for instructors to demonstrate how artists' paint was made prior to the twentieth century.
The kit includes the following items:
Introductory Pigment Sampler See the compete description here.
Small glass muller, 5 cm (2 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
Casein, 100 g (3.5 oz.)
Borax, 100 g (3.5 oz.)
Making Your Own Water-Solved Paint—This 12-page document contains instructions for preparing the grinding surface, making your own casein paint and storing paint in collapsible tubes. Note: This item 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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