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Bar & Ivy pigment set

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Bar & Ivy pigment set

Pigments used in the Bar and Ivy style - French, English and Dutch approx 14th century.

This set includes ultramarine, cadmium, yellow ochre, malachite, titanium white and carbon black plus enough gum arabic to mix up all these colors.



Each pigment is measured to 1 teaspoon, except for malachite which is measured at 1/2 teaspoon. In order to keep things as uniform as possible, we also weigh these measures against a standard. The weight of each pigments varies dramatically but this volume is enough to make a good amount of paint - approximately 5ml.

Weight of each pigment measure:
Ultramarine - 1.75g
Cadmium - 2.15g
Yellow ochre - 1.6g
Malachite - 1.5g
Titanium white - 3g
Carbon black - 0.75g
Gum arabic - 11g

This is a dry pigment set and includes gum arabic as a binder.
You will need some container or shell to store the mixed paint.

Some of the pigments are toxic so please read the warnings on each individual item if you are unfamiliar with the pigment.


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