Pat PreblE


Experiments are ongoing.  These are my latest recipes.  

Paint Recipes

Primer:*

Wheat paste glue 1 to 1** with

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


Gum Arabic:

Dissolve in hot water before using.  This is a recipe I found on the internet.
“Ingredients. The ratio is 1 part gum to 2 parts water. Boil water (or use distilled water) and allow to cool to about 140° F (60° C) and then add the powdered gum, stirring to make sure there are no lumps. Continue warming the mixture at that temperature and stirring to dissolve the gum arabic completely.
Site: NaturalPigments.com”


Watercolor binder:

  • 1 Tbsp gum Arabic (liquid as from above
  • 1 tsp glycerine
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 drop clove oil (preservative)


Watercolor paint:

combine:

  • 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