Gum Nut & Foliage Set - Wildwood Collection
Gum Nut & Foliage Set is part of the Wildwood Collection curated by Peppercon. These colours are the sequel to the Mushroom & Feather set. The earthy tones of this palette are designed to bring out the textures and rawness of natural objects.
This set consists of 9 colours in half-pans that are more unusual but full of character - great for sketching and tonal work. They are all single-pigment artist-grade colours made from natural pigments.
Here are the colours included:
- Violet hematite
- Slate grey
- Nicosia green earth
- Antica green earth
- French turquoise
- Dragon's blood
- Burnt sienna
- Barite white
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
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 60% 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 or tackiness might appear on some colours due to the climate or the pigment. Cracking in the pan or a sticky surface will not affect the use or the ability of the paint to re-wet.
While all colours in this collection are made from non-toxic ingredients, they are not for human consumption. Keep out of reach of small children.
Most of the pigments I used have an 'excellent' lightfastness rating, except for the French Turquoise, which has a 'very good' lightfastness rating. The colour index is indicated on the packaging for your information.
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