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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN PRIMING FOR THE PAPER?

Updated: Mar 23, 2020


Recipe: Take half of tea-spoon (flat) of casein for two cups of water. If you are aiming for a rougher texture then put more casein powder and less water, 

but maximum one teaspoon for one cup of water. Mix well and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. 

In a separate bowl mix the natural color. For this purpose, you can use watercolor or ground sepia powder with water. 



Make sure to mix your color separately, so that you can add gradually to the casein mix in the desired amount to reach the intensity of the color you want. 

Take an industrial roll (the one you’d use to paint the walls in your house) or wide industrial brush or a sponge. 



Live demo portraiture drawing


Stretch the paper on the board. Shake casein mix and add in the color mix to it. 

With wide and large moves cover the whole surface, using the roll, big brush or sponge, spread the mix on the paper evenly. 

Leave the primed paper on the board to dry completely. 



Portraiture drawing live demo

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Adrienne Brown
2020年4月13日

Where can I find casein? Thank you...

いいね!

Alex Nery
Alex Nery
2018年12月07日

Question: What kind of paper (really smooth, smooth, rough) do you generally use and does it matter, texture wise? Also, is your casein imported from Russia or is it the common variety sold by Sennelier? Would a home-made casein that is not in powder form also work do give the distinct texture found in most academic work from russian academies? If possible, a short video demonstrating the procedure would be wonderful. Thanks for the post, though.

いいね!
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