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Mini Shell Set - Geology Collection
Mini Shell Set - Geology Collection
Mini Shell Set - Geology Collection
Peppercon

Mini Shell Set - Geology Collection

Regular price $40.00 AUD $0.00 AUD
This Mini Shell Set contains the colours from the Geology collection curated by Peppercon.
This little travel set contains 5 premium historical mineral pigments that have been highly regarded by artists and nobility since medieval times. These colours are literally made from gem stones!! Blue was considered a rare pigment in the past and was very expensive (and it still is!). Only the richest and the wealthiest could afford a painting composed with blue colours.
Each of these little shells contains about 1/4 of a half-pan, which makes these normally highly priced pigments much more affordable for you to explore.
These colours are made from some of the best mineral pigments I've been able to source both locally and internationally.

Here are the colours included:

- Vivianite
- Chrysocolla
- Azurite
- Malachite
- Lapis Lazuli

This set also includes:

- A small travel tin
- A hand-painted colour chart
- A strong magnet has been attached to each pan for your convenience
- All colours will be wrapped individually in foil to protect them during delivery

These artist-grade paints are all hand-mulled in tiny batches by me in Melbourne, Australia. I sourced and tested pigments from both local and international suppliers to create this collection. I made my own binder which includes natural ingredients such as gum, honey and a little bit of natural preservative. Each pigment has its own recipe as they react very differently when mixed. I have spent hours and made countless batches of test paint to get a good balance of pigment to binder. Unlike many commercial watercolours, no fillers are used in the process, only binder and pigment. In some colours, up to 50% pigment was used. All pans are hand-poured and dried gradually in three layers to ensure they are fully filled. It takes at least two weeks to complete each pan depending on the weather and the pigment.

Please note, even though I tried my best to make each pan perfect, they won't be. Some cracking might appear on some colours due to the climate or the pigment. Cracking in the pan will not affect the use or the ability of the paint to re-wet.

WARNING:
Some of these colours contain Copper which could be toxic if swallowed in great quantities. Do not eat or drink when you use them and make sure you wash your hands thoroughly after usage.
- They are definitely not for human consumption!
- Keep out of reach of small children and animals.
- Please consult a medical professional in case of emergency.

Lightfastness:
These historical pigments have an 'excellent' lightfastness rating. The colour index is indicated on the packaging for your information.


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