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Make Your Own Paint Muller and Slab

Of all the natural color-making ingredients I use, I feel the deepest contentment when I’m collecting rocks. Earth pigments have such strong characters. Even more than symbolizing a place, they ARE the place. Literally. I would like to think this is why I’ve been collecting rocks since childhood, but I bet it has more to do with a general love of nature and collections. After collecting the earth, learning about it, and processing the material into a pigment, I usually make a watercolor paint. Natural watercolor paints can be made with minimal ingredients, allowing the pigment’s personality to come through.   When I was first researching how to make watercolors from my collected earth pigments, I saw that most handmade techniques...

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