Chalk Recipe – To Create Your Own Painting Colours For Street Art Or For Art On Canvas
Chalk consist of pigments.
Manufacturing pastels yourself Important note: Please avoid breathing in dust from the colours. Either wear a protective mask, work outside, or work in a space with an open window. Make sure you use premium pigments (artists‘ pigments).
What are required are pigments, water, milk, champagne chalk, zinc white, pestle and mortar, a container and paper (newsprint). Paperhanging paste, gelatine or fine gruel should be used for binding.
1.-Stir the paperhanging paste and leave to stand overnight (follow instructions) or boil gelatine, using more water than indicated on the pack but staying below one litre.
2.-Loosely sprinkle the pigments into the mortar or container.
3.-Pigments that are too loose usually cannot be processed well and are often a catastrophe during painting.
4.-Light pigments often float on the water and ones that are easily soluble sink. The easily soluble ones feature the earth tones and these can also be easily processed.
5.-Stir smooth any lumps that may appear.
6.-Add the champagne chalk, using a ratio of approx. 01:03, otherwise the chalk will become too brittle.
7.-Note: the colour can be brightened using zinc white.
8.-Now mix the pigments slowly with selected binding agents.
9.-The paste should not be too wet, but also not too dry.
10.-Too wet: it will stick to the hands; too dry: it will crumble.
11.-Despite everything, the rule is to try it and first make sample pieces which can be dried in the oven. Each colour generally reacts differently.
12.-Now the newsprint is required. It is laid out and the paste can be rolled out by hand taking care not to make pieces that are too thick.
13.-In the summer, the pieces generally dry within 24 hours or more quickly and it is best to lay these on fresh newsprint next to each other but with a little space between.
14.-If some have become too hard after all they can be dissolved in milk or salt.
What surfaces can I paint onto?
From acrylic painting paper through fabric (canvas) to watercolour paper and of course on the street or pavement.
This Chalk recipe was translated by: bizz communications agentur für lektorat, adaption und satz