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If the idea of a paint binder made from milk seems odd, consider where oil mediums come from, or using tree resins as varnishes, egg tempera, or glues from fish or animal hides. Most mediums and glues are organic in nature.
When used as a paint binder it is water soluble, and can be thinned to a wash much like watercolor, or applied in a thick paint layer approaching that of oils or acrylics.
 It is about the most versatile medium there is, since it can be made into a size, a primer, and even combined with oil or acrylic paints. The true value of this medium for me was finding out how easily I could use it to make my own paints for underpainting just as the old masters practiced.


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