MAKING PAINT | unintentional asmr & speedpaint ?

? come & unwind … ?

Thank you to the Choosing Keeping team for sending over many of the supplies used in this video (supply list below) !

0:00 – grinding pigments
5:03 – method 1 – mulling paint
14:20 – swatches
16:10 – method 2 – mixing paints
17:30 painting process


? Why did use gloves during the first method but not the second?
? the two methods shown were very different with the second method being more of the traditional method of mixing these specific pigments. i wanted to show the safety measures that are associated with each method that I’ve seen. If you end up making paints with different pigments by using the first method, you should definitely be wearing a respirator and gloves at the minimum. Method 2 shows how to mix the paints only specifically if you are mixing paints using natural mineral pigments ( or iwaenogu).
Here is more info of Nihonga painting methods:

? Why did sift the pigments when you already ground them?
? Even though I ground the pigments, they still clump together a little since they still retain a bit of moisture so I used a small sifter to break up those clumps.

? Which method do you prefer out of the two?
? The two methods each have their own pros and cons. The first method is great because the paints act more like watercolors where they can be rewet and used in the future. However there are a lot of cons. The first method requires many more supplies that aren’t supplies that one would just have laying around the house. This attributes to this method being less accessible to many who would want to go through with this method. It also requires a lot more time than the second method and the paints are less permanent since gum arabic is less archival than the Nikawa glue used in the second method. The second method is simpler to follow and is permanent (it is very archival), but the paints are more of a one-time use. I prefer the first method. Even though it takes more supplies and time, I enjoy being able to use the paints in the future with no additional prep or time constraint.

? More info on the pigments?
? these pigments are an exclusive collaboration between Choosing Keeping and a lovely pigment store called Saiun-do in Japan. I’ve talked about these pigments more extensively in my other recent videos as well.

? Why add honey?
? this step is optional but i prefer to add it since it gives the paints a nice texture. it will also preserve moisture.

? Material List (first method)
? Pink peony pigments and binder:
Saiun-do Kyoto Nihonga Mineral Pigment Set, Pink Peony
? Ceramic palette:
? gum arabic
? acacia honey
? glycerin
? distilled water
? glass Muller & glass palette
? mortar and pestle

? Material List (second method)
? Pink peony pigments and binder:
Saiun-do Kyoto Nihonga Mineral Pigment Set, Pink Peony
? Nikawa Binding glue (animal hide glue)
? a few ceramic dishes

? Material List (painting)
? Arches hot pressed watercolor paper
? Paint brush:

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