This is a collection of handmade, homemade gold paints with a pinch of paint, to bring out some extra drama within that magical colour. Basic gold - the one everyone here knows as my classic, just "gold" - is a very creamy, very smooth metallic mica-based creation. I decided to add just a pinch of very soft paint, which will melt entirely with it. Sometimes this just taints the gold into a shade, sometimes the edges appear in colour or sometimes the base sinks to the paper, leaving the sparkle on the surface, to create a special effect. Tainted treasure: orange - is super bright, glowing, excited colour, very show-stopping, no rim or sediment.
Tainted treasure: red - is a little darker, the paint sinks to the paper, creating a red base. Tainted treasure: pink - another super bright, excited orange-pink combo, very playful, very dramatic, pink kicks out in some areas. Tainted treasure: purple - like red, it creates a violet base for the gold to settle onto. Tainted treasure: taupe makes the lot a little darker, creating just a hint of brownish-gray base.
Tainted treasure: grape mixes wonderfully, occasionally pooling in a blue-purple patch underneath the sediment. Tainted treasure: green - tints the gold brighter, kind of like radioactive, but just a little, like a grassy kind of gold.
Tainted treasure: emerald - has more of a green base, with a more pronounced green influence. Tainted treasure: teal - creates hints of bright blue clouds dancing with the mica. Tainted treasure: turquoise - pools beautifully, but also creates an occasional rim. Tainted treasure: blue - is just pure jewelry, a majestic mix of deep blue and enchanted gold, darker than others, more royal. + a pan of basic gold.
Eleven, because that is my fav number :d. Please keep in mind i run my swatches on fabriano estra white rough watercolour paper, and photograph them in bright sunlight - on different paper the paint may appear different itself such is the magic of watercolour papers. Some work excellent on both surfaces, some are happier on darker, others on brighter. Of course not all can be blacks and browns and ochre, and getting unnaturally vibrant paints is just part of my curiosity: i spend my night mixing this and that, trying new combinations, experimenting and trying to tame various new pigments.
My paints are 85%+ pure pigment, which makes their lightfastness absolute, the rest means they are held together by an organic binder, my own homemade honey and myrtus glycerin. Their naturality makes them unpredictable some dry like pepper, some never dry but i like that about them. They are unique and individual. With each new batch, i try to invoke a theme and invent as many new paints as possible, to keep my regular customers thrilled : i repeat some of the older recipes, because they never fall out of demand, but mostly, with each new batch, i invent. There is something wonderful, knowing that these combinations and pigments have been around since the dawn of time and somewhere, long ago, someone just as adventurous wandered around and explored with a very similar palette in their thick wooly pocket :d.
This item is made of paint and pigment, honey, glycerine, gum arabic, clove oil, mica, gold.