Sinopia Learning Projects

Making paint is easier than most people think. Oil paint simply requires the mixing of pigment and linseed oil. Water-based paint can be made with a variety of aqueous binders, such as acrylic, gum arabic, egg yolk, casein etc. For more detailed instructions, please refer to one of the links below for a variety of recipes. Over the years our customers have found our selection of recipes an important resource. We have collected these recipes from a variety of sources. Most recipes have been updated over the years, as we make new discoveries and receive feedback from our customers.
For the Borax Casein Recipe, please visit our Sinopia Milk Paint website.
For a Water Gilding Tutorial, or how to apply a traditional gesso chalk ground, please visit our Sinopia Clay Bole website.