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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Using pigments to make paint

I've had some pure pigments in really delicious colours for simply ages.
I tried to make paint using the traditional method where you make a puddle of water
and carefully stir in some pigment (use a mask cos they're harmful if breathed in)
and mix it well together.

But the result was disappointingly thin and not much colour to it.
So then I tried mixing the pigment into white acrylic paint
and that was a huge success
and now I can make my own lovely colours
in beautiful pastel shades that I couldn't find in the shops.

Sometimes the most simple things are the best!

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