Cindy McKee wrote:Madison, I registered just to suggest that you try using the sap from wild cherry trees growing in the Ozarks instead of gum arabic. You can use the sap from any Prunus tree to make your binder. I get the balls that ooze from my peach tree to make watercolor binder and the paint is fine. If your binder is also sourced locally, your paint will be that much more authentically local.
Cindy Skillman wrote:Have you folks tried using honey as a binder? I’m not making my own paints (though I may since you have inspired me, when I have more time), but my favorite commercial brand uses honey as its binder. BTW, very impressed with your beautiful kestrel! Just lovely.
Madison Woods wrote:Francis - Awesome! Post some pics to show how it does.
Cindy Skillman wrote:I just stumbled across a YouTube video where they’re using a tumbler/ball mill, and they *are* using water.
Dana Driscoll wrote:Madison, did you end up getting your mill?
Marcelo Smith wrote: my experience with ball mills is a little more industrial
Fred Norman wrote:Really nice artworks! Just saw your blog and I already found some interesting topics.
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