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1  another dirt painting! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by reclaimed horizons on: March 24, 2010 03:32:30 PM
Here's my newest painting made from natural pigments (clay, paprika, charcoal, henna, chalk) with egg yolk as a binder on wood. I'll take another picture when it's sunny out! It's hard to capture the correct colors Smiley

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2  Re: painting with dirt! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by reclaimed horizons on: March 02, 2010 10:54:11 AM
Here's my newest: it's on wood that I carved a bit. It makes it more interesting and I can make little indents for stones and what not- this one was held in place with string. We had a big rainstorm so there were lots of branches on the ground and I love all the buds! had to incorporate them in somehow Smiley

Oh and I coated it with beeswax to give it a nice finish and it worked well!

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3  painting with dirt! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by reclaimed horizons on: February 24, 2010 08:08:19 PM
I've just gotten into making my own paint out of things found in nature and I have to say I'm hooked! The dry pigments I used in this painting were charcoal powder(black), curry powder(light yellow), green clay(sage green), dirt(brown), henna(light brown), and paprika(orange). There's a bunch of different binders you can use to make them into a paint consistency but I used egg yolk (used a lot in the old days- egg tempera) which seemed to work well. Not all of my pigments were ground super fine and I like the texture it adds!

Now I've been looking around the house to see what colors I can make next haha. Blue might be a hard one to find but I can always get it online from a company that sells natural pigments. I think the next color will be white using chalk or egg shells- if I can grind them fine enough that is Smiley

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