Caseins and Egg Tempera

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Caseins and Egg Tempera


Casein is a milk-product based paint which may be thinned with water. An extremely versatile medium, caseins may be applied in any manner, from impasto to thin watercolor washes. They are watersoluble, but become insoluble with time and exposure. Caseins dry quickly to a natural matte finish, making them unexcelled for reproduction.


Egg tempera is a quick-drying paint that’s made of egg yolk and color pigment. It is an artist quality paint that resembles the original paints used in fresco and hardboard painting during the Renaissance. This traditional medium has been used by artists for centuries. It’s water-resistant and inflexible.