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Today I made Rock Mineral Paint. I had a few varieties of red from when I lived out in the southwest. The other colors which are more green/yellow I found a few days back on my Vermont hike up Hunger Mountain. I discovered these rocks would make a great paint by testing them like chalk… [Keep reading]
I was having a bit of a dilemma this past week. I was in need of my binder….that is my main ingredient for making paint from natural pigments. I use gum Arabic, acacia tree sap, mix it with my ground pigment…..and I’ve made watercolor paint from scratch. I have been so inspired by this process,… [Keep reading]
I am not sure if it is just me, but this spice seems to be good for nearly EVERYTHING! Turmeric is a powerful medicinal plant root of the Curcuma Longa( native to Indonesia). Just the vibrancy of the color alone is healing. It is great as a disinfectant externally if you pack it into your… [Keep reading]
So my two newest WildCrafted Inks are Walnut and Elderberry. I would say they are hugely successful; I love the varied tones I get from each of them, I also love the way they look together. AS usual with my pigment explorations, I am not sure about the longevity or ligh-fastness of the color. I… [Keep reading]