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  1. Gesso di Bologna

    Gesso di Bologna

    Starting at: £12.00

    Gesso di Bologna is a bright white Calcium Sulphate, or gypsum, from Italy, which can be used as a substitute for whiting in the preparation of gesso. It is ground to a particularly fine powder, which makes it a suitable ground for gilding, as the small size of the particles allows for greater compression when burnishing. Learn More
  2. Gesso Ground Dry Mix 908g (2LB)

    Gesso Ground Dry Mix 908g (2LB)

    £39.20

    Gesso Ground Dry Mix. Contains: Crushed marble, titanium white and animal glue. Learn More
  3. Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer White

    Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer White

    Starting at: £19.60

    Fast drying, flexible and non yellowing white ground for oil, acrylic and tempera. Gives a matt, absorbent surface which may be sanded smooth once dry. Learn More
  4. Liquitex Acrylic Gesso Primers

    Liquitex Acrylic Gesso Primers

    Starting at: £18.55

    Liquitex Acrylic Gesso Primers Learn More
  5. Spectrum Acrylic Gesso Primer

    Spectrum Acrylic Gesso Primer

    Starting at: £27.40

    Apply directly to canvas or board to give a slightly textured white surface. Learn More
  6. Lascaux Acrylic Gesso Primer

    Lascaux Acrylic Gesso Primer

    Starting at: £26.00

    Semi-absorbent white acrylic primer, which is age resistant and has a good tooth. Learn More
  7. Sinopia Clay Bole Bordeaux Red

    Sinopia Clay Bole 4oz (approx. 118ml)

    Starting at: £14.95

    High quality clay bole for water-gilding techniques. Use over traditional chalk gesso ground. Bole needs to be applied with a solution of rabbit skin glue. This Bole is manufactured by Sinopia. The formula was developed by working with master gilders to craft a rich creamy bole that burnishes to a beautiful, highly reflective lustre.

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  8. Parchment Clippings

    Parchment Clippings

    Starting at: £9.90

    Parchment Clippings, usually waste goatskin vellum, were utilised throughout the Middle Ages to make an animal hide glue. This continued to be commonly used as a sizing for canvas before rabbit skin glue came to prominence in the nineteenth century. Parchment glue is comparable to isinglass glue, as it also produces a very pale, almost transparent glue with a degree of flexibility. Our parchment clippings are a mixture of vellum scraps, and may include goatskin, calfskin and sheepskin. Cennino Cennini gives a recipe for gesso using parchment in his treatise about painting; please see below for our recipe. Learn More
  9. Golden Fluid Acrylic 119ml

    Golden Fluid Acrylic 119ml

    Starting at: £16.20

    Equal the intensity of GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics but with an even, flowing characteristic useful for dry brush application, fine details, pouring, spraying, staining techniques and many others. Fluids are created by loading an acrylic polymer binder with concentrated levels of quality pigments for a wide selection of permanent and lightfast colors. No fillers or extenders are added to achieve the desired consistency, nor is the fluid quality achieved with additional water. GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics have the same pigment load as the Heavy Body Acrylics, but in a viscosity similar to heavy cream. *Please note, this range is stored offsite. Please allow extra time for your order to be processed and dispatched. Learn More
  10. Carnauba Wax Yellow

    Carnauba Wax Yellow

    Starting at: £6.50

    Carnauba Wax is the hardest wax commonly used in the production of artists' materials, with a melting point of 83-86°c. It is derived from a tree native to South America, and is available in a natural colour (grey), or a refined colour (pale yellow). Small amounts of carnauba wax are commonly used in both oil painting mediums and encaustic painting, usually in conjunction with beeswax to add toughness, durability and sheen to the paint film. It creates an inflexible surface, so works best on rigid supports such as gesso panels, and it should be noted that it will raise the melting point of encaustic mixtures. It can produce a glossy finish; as such it is used in waxes and polishes for shoes, cars, musical instruments, furniture, and wooden floors, especially when mixed with beeswax and turpentine. Learn More
  11. Golden Fluid Acrylic 236ml

    Golden Fluid Acrylic 236ml

    Starting at: £26.00

    Equal the intensity of GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics but with an even, flowing characteristic useful for dry brush application, fine details, pouring, spraying, staining techniques and many others. Fluids are created by loading an acrylic polymer binder with concentrated levels of quality pigments for a wide selection of permanent and lightfast colors. No fillers or extenders are added to achieve the desired consistency, nor is the fluid quality achieved with additional water. GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics have the same pigment load as the Heavy Body Acrylics, but in a viscosity similar to heavy cream. *Please note, this range is stored offsite. Please allow extra time for your order to be processed and dispatched. Learn More
  12. Isinglass

    Isinglass

    Starting at: £20.00

    Isinglass is derived from the dried swim bladders of fish, with Salianski Isinglass being the highest grade available. In the Russian Icon tradition, it commonly provided the glue component in gesso recipes, and was sometimes mixed with pigment to make tempera paints, due to its high binding strength. It can be used to make a pale, clear glue, which is less prone to darkening than other animal glues, and which is particularly flexible, making it a useful material for repairing textiles. Learn More
  13. Shepherds Paste Brush

    Shepherds Paste Brush

    Starting at: £11.20

    Soft round domed hog hair. Bound with string instead of metal ferrule (will not rust). Suitable for application of pastes for bookbinding and laying down of gesso. Learn More
  14. Gypsum

    Gypsum

    Starting at: £5.70

    Gypsum is powdered Calcium Sulphate, a traditional ingredient in gesso grounds used in southern Europe. One of the advantages of preparing your painting surface with gypsum is that it allows for a particularly even absorption of the paint film. It can also be added to acrylic primers to increase absorbency or add tooth to a surface. Learn More
  15. Illumination Gold and Colour Book

    Illumination Gold and Colour Book

    £15.00

    Patricia Lovett is one of the world’s leading authorities on the techniques and practical processes of making mediæval manuscripts. She lectures and teaches all over the world on calligraphy and illumination, and has written about a dozen books on these subjects, as well as producing a DVD – Illumination – Tools, Materials, Techniques, Projects. Patricia has run calligraphy courses as well as those on traditional manuscript gilding and painting techniques, and was awarded an MBE for her services to heritage crafts and calligraphy. This book takes the beginner and those with more experience through step-by-step processes to produce simple and easy projects using cheap metals and modern adhesives, and also to create mediæval miniatures and illuminated scrolls on vellum (animal skin). Learn More
  16. Lascaux Coloured coating for Hard Resist

    Lascaux Coloured coating for Hard Resist

    Starting at: £33.00

    These black or white coatings may be painted onto a dry layer of Hard resist so that the drawing made with etching tools is highly visible. The coloured coatings are not acid-resistant and are designed to be washed away with water before the plate is stopped-out or etched. Learn More
  17. Carnauba Wax Grey

    Carnauba Wax Grey

    Starting at: £8.40

    Carnauba Wax is the hardest wax commonly used in the production of artists' materials, with a melting point of 83-86°c. It is derived from a tree native to South America, and is available in a natural colour (grey), or a refined colour (pale yellow). Small amounts of carnauba wax are commonly used in both oil painting mediums and encaustic painting, usually in conjunction with beeswax to add toughness, durability and sheen to the paint film. It creates an inflexible surface, so works best on rigid supports such as gesso panels, and it should be noted that it will raise the melting point of encaustic mixtures. It can produce a glossy finish; as such it is used in waxes and polishes for shoes, cars, musical instruments, furniture, and wooden floors, especially when mixed with beeswax and turpentine. Learn More
  18. Golden Fluid Acrylic 473ml

    Golden Fluid Acrylic 473ml

    Starting at: £38.60

    Equal the intensity of GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics but with an even, flowing characteristic useful for dry brush application, fine details, pouring, spraying, staining techniques and many others. Fluids are created by loading an acrylic polymer binder with concentrated levels of quality pigments for a wide selection of permanent and lightfast colors. No fillers or extenders are added to achieve the desired consistency, nor is the fluid quality achieved with additional water. GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics have the same pigment load as the Heavy Body Acrylics, but in a viscosity similar to heavy cream. *Please note, this range is stored offsite. Please allow extra time for your order to be processed and dispatched. Learn More
  19. Omega Series 222 Domed Hog Sash

    Omega Series 222 Domed Hog Sash

    Starting at: £8.80

    Long soft Italian hair with copper ferrule. Shaped to a slightly rounded snub tip, these brushes are suited to large scale painting in oils and acrylics. Also useful for decorative paint effects and for applying gesso during gilding. Learn More
  20. Titanium White Pigment

    Titanium White Pigment

    Starting at: £4.00

    Titanium White, or Titanium Doixide, is an artificial mineral pigment introduced in the 1920s. It is valued for its opacity, good lightfastness, and stability in all media. Its high tinting strength can render it a dominant colour in mixtures. It is very slow drying in oil, and creates a somewhat brittle paint film, though more flexible than Zinc White. Its brightness makes it a popular addition to gesso.

    Toxicity: B

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  21. Omega Series 203 Pointed Hog Sash

    Omega Series 203 Pointed Hog Sash

    Starting at: £8.70

    Similar to series 222 but with shorter hair and a pointed tip. Used in the same way as above but preferred when more control needed or when applying gesso to more elaborate mouldings. Learn More
  22. Casein Lactic

    Casein Lactic

    Starting at: £18.30

    Casein is a protein derived from dried milk, which has been used in painting since ancient times. It can be combined with Ammonium Carbonate to form an emulsion, which acts as a durable, non-resoluble binder for pigments, producing a matte, fast-drying paint, similar in appearance to egg tempera. We use casein as a binder for our L. Cornelissen & Son Pigment Colour Charts, as it is a medium that clearly showcases the characteristics and behaviour of each pigment in its pure form. Casein paints can be applied in thin layers to watercolour paper, but would require a more rigid support, such as a gesso panel, to be applied thickly, as the comparative inflexibility of the paint layer means that it can be prone to cracking. Subsequent layers of paint should be more diluted to aid adhesion, and impasto effects are not recommended. It is possible to varnish casein paintings using an acrylic or damar varnish to obtain a glossy surface if desired, although this is not a necessary step. Casein can also be used as an ingredient in gesso, and is a suitable binder for fresco secco techniques.

    Some pigments may require a wetting agent in order to fully disperse within the binder, in which case alcohol may be used.

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  23. Seccotine 30 ml

    Seccotine 30 ml

    £8.50

    Refined liquid fish glue for use as a size for gilding on paper. It can also be used as a glue for paper and as a binder in gesso for raised illumination. Seccotine is made from the skin of the Atlantic deep sea cod fish. It remains flexible after drying.

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  24. Lascaux Hard Resist 500ml

    Lascaux Hard Resist 500ml

    £39.00

    This resist is painted onto the plate in a thin even layer with a soft flat square-ended brush. When this clear layer is dry it may be coloured or drawn into with etching needles, roulettes and steel wool. The waxy character allows the needle to glide through its surface. After drawing the coloured coating (if used) is removed, the image is stopped out if necessary, then the plate is etched. As the resist is clear the artist can monitor the etching process accurately. Learn More

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