Saturday, September 02, 2017

Mulling Safflower and Poppy Oil Paint

The US distributor of my favorite safflower and poppy oil lamp black paint for printing with gumoil is moving its warehouse to New England, and that means that this paint is not currently available in any of the online shops that I buy it from. So, I have no alternative but to mull (mix) some of my own right now. I started doing this a while back, but since Maimeri makes a great version of this paint already, I've been quite happy just buying in a tube, all ready to go. Mulling paint is fun, but it's a lot of work, it's messy, and you should always wear protective gear, including a full face respirator mask, because some powdered pigments are highly toxic. 

Here is a YouTube video I made (with help from my husband) of what it takes to mull paint.

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