Friends, Chakmak, the children's magazine published by Eklavya, Bhopal has very kindly allowed me to use the following links for my blog. If you click open the following articles you will get detailed methods of home-cooking colors for your painting. There are more articles, you will find them online, but you could request me for more.
- Yeh jangli badaam ka laal rang”, ( The subdued red made from hulls of Bengal almond. Water-proof color, stable and fast)) http://www.eklavya.in/pdfs/chakmak/feb_09/15_badam.pdf
- “Khush Rango mein doob jae” ( The four colors made from Indian spice turmeric. Not so fast, but turmeric can be used as powder pigment too.) http://www.eklavya.in/pdfs/chakmak/march_09/12_making_natural_colours.pdf
- “Bhala Semal ke Phool se..”, (Very stable and fast color made from the flower of silk-cotton tree, abundantly available during flowering season) http://www.eklavya.in/pdfs/chakmak/May_09/15_silk_cotton.pdf
- “Neem ka Rang Sawa sawa”, (Fasr stable flouroscent green made from neem leaves. http://www.eklavya.in/pdfs/chakmak/2009/12_dec/12_neem_rang_sawa_sawa.pdf
- Mann mai khushi paida karne wale rang- June 2008( Actual method of preparing various colors from pomegranate shells and other substances and the use of mordants for fixing colors http://www.eklavya.in/pdfs/chakmak/june_08/10_natural_colours-I.pdf
- - Mausami falon se banne wale rang – Aug( Fast, stable color from Jamun berry) 2008http://www.eklavya.in/pdfs/chakmak/Aug_2008/10_natural_colours_II.pdf . Seen in this article is a painting by a schoolchild Ananya Sharma from Bhopal.
- - Rasbhare Fulon ke rang - Sept 2008( Stable, fast colr from hibiscus flower) http://www.eklavya.in/pdfs/chakmak/sep_2008/08_natural_colours.pdf. Seen in the aricle is a painting with these colors by fellow painter Sanju Jain.