A vivid and rich blue, Ultramarine Blue was first formulated in 1828 by chemist Guillemet as a synthetic reproduction of the expensive and rare mineral pigment Lapis Lazuli, whose color extraction process is also very labor intensive. Ultramarine Blue was the beautiful, affordable, and stable alternative for artists. Opaque, very lightfast, and paints with a consistent smooth texture.
Materials: pigment mixed with watercolor binding medium made from distilled water, glycerin, honey, and gum arabic (sap from the acacia tree)
Made by:Case for Making
Made in:San Francisco, CA, USA
Specifications:half pan size: 1.9 cm x 1.6 cm x 0.9 cm
PLEASE NOTE: Case for Making watercolors come in the standard half-pan size, which is small! (See dimensions above.)CfM only sells this size because they have found that their paints are so pigment-rich that a little really does go a long way!
Further Reading: Case for Making is a small workshop whose mission is to inspire collective creativity. They make all of their watercolors and letterpress watercolor papers in-house, and they also sell a selection of curated creative supplies.
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