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How to make Varnishes

The varnishes are used to protect the paintings and also to apply to them a matt, semi-matt bright effect. Some varnishes are just the tree’s resins that are dissolved with turpentine (or better essence of turpentine) and with smoth heat (into a water bath), or just leaving the resin some time to dissolve inside the […]

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Jue, 29 Dic 2016 » Art materials » There are not comments

How to do the encaustic and wax paintings

The encaustic technique has the beeswax as binder. The name of encaustic (enkaustikos = engrave with fire) it comes from the ancient Greece, but the Egyptian civilization also used this technique in the sarcophagus. The classic technique of encaustic only with wax must be worked in a hot temperature, because the wax becomes hard when […]

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Mie, 11 Nov 2015 » Art materials » There are not comments

Making your own pastels paintings

The pastel paintings are bars mades of pigments colors with a little of binder that allows us to make the bar shape. Recipe to make your own pastel bars: Dissolve the gum by heating the following proportion: 5 grams of tragacanth gum 1 liter of distilled water The pigment is mixed with the blend of […]

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How to do Watercolors and temperas paintings

The recipe for making your own watercolors paintings is easy and inexpensive. Only a gum o fruit tree resin and pigments are required. Method for making homemade watercolors paintings: The binder we used is the arabic gum or a cherry, apricot or peach tree resin. We heat in a saucepan 50% of distilled water with […]

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Oil Paint Recipe

The oil paints recipe is the manufacture of a medium or oily binder. Once we have the binder, with this and pigments we will join it with a spatula or a crutch leather on a good support. The oils can be stored in empty paint tubes that we can close at the bottom. Virgin of […]

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Sab, 19 Ene 2013 » Art materials » There are not comments

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