Pat PreblE

Experiments are ongoing.  These are my latest recipes.  

Paint Recipes


Wheat paste glue 1 to 1** with

  • ​ gypsum (terra alba - raw gypsum - not plaster of Paris)

Watercolor binder:

  • 1 Tbsp gum arabic
  • 1 tsp glycerine
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 drop clove oil (preservative)

Watercolor paint:


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp pigment
  • 2/3 tsp wheat starch (filler to make a smooth texture)
  • ​1/2 tsp kaolin clay
  • 1 tsp watercolor binder (add more binder as needed to make a good paste mix with the pigment)

*I have been reading up on wall board mud and plaster.  10% Talc added to the mix in mud reduces cracking.  I think I might try talc in my next primer recipe.

​**​Use a scale and be very precise