Sanguine Glass Paint, D2

Experiment

Heritage

Research

Technology

Sanguine reconstruction of a recipe by unknown author (ca.1560)

Material

Glass
Pigments and glazes

Craft

Other

General Technique

Combining
Structural modifying
Other

Specific Technique

Firing; Mixing; Grinding; Painting

Properties & Qualities

Application

Art, Sample making

Qualities

2D, Colourful, Rigid, Translucent

Colour

Orange

Sample Information

Date of creation

09/12/2019

Process & Production

Iron filings were fired for 8 days at 550ºC, until the iron becomes red as blood; then the iron should be boiled in distilled vinegar (CH3COOH) until the vinegar is completely evaporated. Then the powder was grinded and painted on glass with
gum Arabic dissolved in distilled water.Find more at:
Â. Santos, M. Vilarigues (2019). Sanguine Paint: Production, Characterization, and Adhesion to the Glass Substrate. Studies in Conservation 64, 4, 221-239.

Recipe Details

Ingredients:
iron filings (Fe), Vinegar, gum Arabic, distilled water.
Recipe Source: Sanguine reconstruction of recipe number 66 by an unknown author (“Ricette vetrarie del Rinascimento”, ca.1560), published by Moretti and Toninato’s “Ricettario vetrario del Rinascimento” (2001, pp 89).

Credits

Craft Maker

Ângela Santos

Library Contributor

VICARTE, NOVA

Photographer

Ângela Santos

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