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Rose & Hollis Earth Pigment Paints.

Postby GeoSpectrum » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:31 am

Has anyone used the Rose & Hollis Earth Pigment Paints? I've just ordered tin to see what they are like, I'm thinking of using them for washes over a base colour to give a more aged look to some of my frames.
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Re: Rose & Hollis Earth Pigment Paints.

Postby vintage frames » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:25 pm

I've never used these paints but you have the right idea to put them to use. If you want to give your paint an impression of age then a thin wash of some sort of umber-y colour will certainly do the trick. These things work best on a less is more basis. Subtlety is the watchword. Too much earth wash can deaden a colour. I'd be interested to know how you get on.
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Re: Rose & Hollis Earth Pigment Paints.

Postby prospero » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:32 pm

My go-to formula for this is ripple paint with a dollop of Raw Umber acrylic mixed in.

You can exp with different colours but I've found the effect is so subtle that the fine points of colour hardly matter.

If you apply a very dilute wash it will look different when dry. Apply pure white and it will appear grey.

Important to differentiate between a wash (opaque) and glaze (transparent). :wink:
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Re: Rose & Hollis Earth Pigment Paints.

Postby Not your average framer » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:24 pm

They come in about 1 litre tins, if you are watering them down for washes, you won't be needing that kind of quantity per colour.
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Re: Rose & Hollis Earth Pigment Paints.

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Re: Rose & Hollis Earth Pigment Paints.

Postby GeoSpectrum » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:37 am

Thanks for the link. They look like nice range and the same as the Rose & Hollis paint as it turns out. Any thoughts on popular colours?
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Re: Rose & Hollis Earth Pigment Paints.

Postby Not your average framer » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:32 pm

If I remember rightly, Rose and Hollis had some hand painted samples an A4 sized card. I think that you might not find it particularly easy to pick the favorite colours, I don't think there's a disappointing colour in the entire range.
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