What brushes should I get? This is the number one question that I get asked. In this guide we’ll look at what makes for a good brush to give you a better idea of the brushes you want to use for water-based medium.
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How to make shell gold – a practical guide
To make your own paint from gold leaf is a simple and straightforward process, but it can also be laborious. In this post I will share the step-by-step process for making gold pigment – also known as “shell gold”, the way it has been practiced and passed down from generations of gold makers in India. I’veContinue reading “How to make shell gold – a practical guide”
Paper sizing with alum – Part II
In the previous post I talked about the step-by-step process of sizing paper; we will examine the use of alum as an essential component in this post, as well as its application during the painting process.
How to apply paper size with glue and alum
A size is a substance that acts as a protective glaze on cellulose fibers to reduce the absorption of liquid, so when you paint in water-based medium, the paint would stay on top of the substrate – paper or fabric – instead of getting soaked into it. The wide acceptance of gelatin or glue* asContinue reading “How to apply paper size with glue and alum”