Smalt - Single Half Pan

Smalt - Single Half Pan


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A single pan of Smalt, ground according to an old recipe from 1820, smalt is made from potassium glass containing cobalt. A old pigment commonly used between the 15th and the 18th century, this pigment is made by heating a mixture of sand, potassium carbonate and cobalt oxide, before being finely ground. When used as watercolour, it is transparent with some granulation.

Colour index: PB 32. This colour has a rating of *** (excellent) lightfastness. Handmade paints work differently from commercial paints, no two are the same. They differ in texture and properties, some watercolours (especially the gem stone like peach agate/garnet/amazonite) tend to sit on the surface of the paper. Each one is hand mulled in micro batches and in multiple layers to ensure each pan is filled. I use my own binder consisting of spring water, kordofan gum arabic, glycerine, local bedfordshire honey and a bit of clove oil.

*subject to availability. Each palette/pan is made with freshly mulled paint to ensure you get no old paint. Please allow around 5-10 business days (not including holidays or weekends) for this item to ship.

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