DIY Pigments

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OVERVIEW:
http://homepages.ius.edu/dclem/ptgguide/ptggd1.htm

http://www.examiner.com/article/how-to-color-paint-with-all-natural-pigments

http://rembrandt.royaltalens.com/en/colourstories

PIGMENT HISTORY:
http://pigmenthistory.blogspot.com/

MINERAL INTRODUCTION: http://www.paleotechnics.com/Articles/PDFs/dirtoncolors.pdf

Metals
Stones
Minerals

ORGANIC:
Berries
Vegetables
Bark
Leaves
Roots
Coffee
http://www.ehow.com/how_6966291_paint-tea-coffee.html

Tea
http://www.ehow.com/how_6966291_paint-tea-coffee.html

Juice
Mollusks
Soil
http://www.ehow.com/info_11402791_utilization-soil-canvas-painting.html

http://www.infobarrel.com/How_to_Make_Paint_From_Dirt

Flowers
http://www.teoma.com/ans/flower-pigments?o=3986&qsrc=999

http://www.ehow.com/info_8384638_different-flower-pigments.html

Tree sap
Grass
Animal waste
Insects
http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/events/department-news/811/cochineal-a-little-insect-goes-a-long-way/

Plant dyes:
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

Glair Paint

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)