How to make your own Paint from Old Bricks and Charcoal | Demonstration by Alastair Blain
In this video you will learn how to make your own paint in four easy steps.
- A morter (or a hard rock)
- A piece of an old brick or charcoal
- Linseed oil
- Palette knife
- Glass of water
Step 1: Grind the brick (or charcoal) into pigment
Step 2: Pour the pigment in a jar of water to filter out levigation
Step 3: Decant the lighter pigment and let it dry
Step 4: Grind linseed oil into the charcoal pigment with palette knife
This video will also give you advice on which other raw materials you can use to make paints, including animal fat as a substitute for linseed oil.
Demonstration by Alastair Blain who was accompanied by Jan-Ove Tuv.
Filmed and edited by Bork Nerdrum
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