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Mayan Garden set- Secret Garden Collection
Mayan Garden set- Secret Garden Collection
Mayan Garden set- Secret Garden Collection

Mayan Garden set- Secret Garden Collection

Regular price $68.00 AUD $0.00 AUD
Mayan Garden Set is part of the Secret Garden Collection curated by Peppercon.
This little travel set is inspired by the flowers and faunas after a light shower in a spring garden.
This set consists of 6 muted colours in half pans made from Genuine Mayan Colour pigments. These colour pigments are created following the traditional method used by the Mayan thousands of years ago when they precipitated a blue dye onto clay to create Mayan Blue.
These colours appear softer and more natural in comparison to the synthetic colours and they tend to flocculate when painted. These colours could be used to paint the wild flowers in your spring garden. They are all single pigment artist grade colours made from organic pigments with some granulation and easy to mix- perfect for botanical illustrations or plein air.

Here are the colours included:

- Mayan Yellow
- Mayan Blue #2
- Mayan Violet
- Mayan Green
- Mayan Red
- Mayan Indigo

This set also include:

- 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 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 include 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, so I have spent hours and made countless batches of test paint to get a good balance of pigment to binder. Unlike the 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 for each pan from start to finished depends 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.

While all colours in this collection are made from non-toxic, they are not for human consumption, keep out of reach of small children.

Most of the pigments I used have excellent lightfastness rating. The colour index (if available from manufacturer) are indicated on the packaging for your information. 

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