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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 Mayans 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. They are easy to mix, making them perfect for botanical illustrations or plein air painting.

Here are the colours included:

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

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 completed 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.

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 have used have an 'excellent' lightfastness rating. The colour index (if available from the manufacturer) is indicated on the packaging for your information. 

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Feel free to contact me if you have any questions :)

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