MINERAL INTRODUCTION: http://www.paleotechnics.com/Articles/PDFs/dirtoncolors.pdf
RED: madder, strawberries, cherries, hibiscus flowers, beets, rose hips, henna
YELLOW and ORANGE: annatrto seed powder, saffron, turmeric root, dandelion flowers
CUMIN: fig leaves, birch leaves, ragwort plant, marigold flowers, pine cones
GREEN: grass, nettle, spinach, crabapple leaves
BLUE and VIOLET: Indigo leaves, woad leaves, blueberries, elderberries, blackberries, red onion skins
BROWN: onion skins, walnut shells, black tea, juniper berries, coffee grounds, papriko
Green Guide for Artists by Karen Michel, Quarry Books, Beverly, Massachusetts, 2009
Contributed by Natural Earth Paints, Eco Friendly Paint Kits
About: Glair paints were popular during the 5th century to create illuminated manuscripts. Because the paint is not very strong, it works best on paper. It’s perfect for art journaling and is very quick and easy to make.
Ingredients: egg white & earth pigment
Prep time: 5 min. per color
1. Whip one egg white with a few drops of water until frothy.
2. Mix 1 part whipped egg white with 1 part earth pigment. Use just like watercolor – thinning with water if necessary. (note- it can’t be stored)