Colour: Terre Verte Ancienne (Ancient Green Earth)
Details: Dry Ground Pigment
Technical characteristics :
Chemical name : ferric and ferric silicates of potassium, mangenese, aluminium
Apparent density : 862 g/l
UV resistance : good
Coloring power : good
Use : lime, wax, paint, plaster, fresco, glaze, cement, fine arts.
This pigment is in powder. For use in artistic paint, it should be finely ground in a mortar before mixing it with the binder.
Linseed oil : dilute the powder in some turpentine oil before adding it to linseed oil.
Paint with water/lime paste : dilute the pigment in some water to make it liquid before incorporating it into the paint.
Lime powder/cement/plaster : directly incorporate the pigment (up to 10% based on the weight of the binder), then mix in order to stain all of your binder.
Color : khaki with a transparent binder ; very pale lime green with a white binder.
This pigment is 100% natural.
Made in Italy.
History : This earth comes from the region of Prun, near Verona. It is dried, purified and ground with ball mills. The ancient green earth is also called "prun green land" from the region where it is extracted.