Terres et Couleurs booklets

Paiement sécurisé par la société générale

(only available in french)

The 'Cahiers de Terres et Couleurs' (Terres et Couleurs booklets) show a great diversity of topics : technological, scientific, artistic... Through these monographs, Terres et Couleurs increases your knowledge of ochres and widely disseminates information.

The history of ochre through recipes

by Félicien Carli

This booklet will guide you through the incredible history of ochre, from prehistory to today. Discover the recipes of Prehistoric glue, the encaustic paint of Antiquity, the whitewash of the Middle Ages, the oil paint of the Renaissance, even the potato prints of the 19th century. Learn about the tricks of the trade, note the advice given on the usages of ochre throughout time. Wishing you a colourful journey through centuries of history!

40 colour pages - 5 Euros

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The short illustrated guide to modern day recipes

by Clément Féron

Ochres are not reserved only for old houses and historical monuments! You can also use ochres and coloured earths to paint modern surfaces. This guide presents four easy recipes explained from A to Z. Embellish interior walls or louvers which have already been painted, or cement coatings, stretched fabrics and more, for beautiful coloured mat finishes.

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The short illustrated guide to painting with ochre on wood

by Félicien Carli

A guide to discover the recipe for painting with ochre to protect wood and make it rot-free. This simple recipe contains flour, linseed oil, ochre and water. Heat the mixture and then let it cool. Apply two coats... and you're finished. Your wood will be protected for years against bad weather, rain or snow. An ecological and economical solution still very much in use in Scandinavian/Nordic countries. This recipe is bound to be a real succes in France where local colours are becoming increasingly popular in villages.

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The short illustrated guide to lime

by Félicien Carli

From the most common problems (coating which falls off or stains, colourwash which flours, not to mention walls that crack) to professional advice on how to tackle these issues, this 'Cahier' will enable you to create sumptuous decorations using lime. This small practical guide presents recipes telling you how to paint a wall or skim-coat it using lime or stucco. An address book will help you find the lime and pigments you need.

48 colour pages - 5 Euros

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Ochres and earths, workshop secrets...

by Jean-Claude Pelletier

Secrets... did you say secrets? This booklet will transport you to the workshop of a fresco painter, where you’ll learn how to use coloured ochres and earths thanks to varied and sometimes rather unexpected recipes. Enjoy trying out the many recipes suggested by décor painter Jean-Claude Pelletier.

32 colour pages - 5 Euros

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The ochres, how and where are they produced?

by Félicien Carli

Where and how are the ochres marketed in France - 26 earths from France, Italy and Cyprus - produced? Discover the latest producing regions of these mineral and natural pigments, from Ardennes to Vaucluse and Burgundy. Learn all about their composition, colouring capacity and more. An address book tells you where to find them.

36 colour pages - 5 Euros

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The short illustrated guide to coloured concretes

by Françoise Thouraud

This guide gives you advice on how to mix natural ochres with concrete. Your kitchen, your bathroom, your garden paths… all of these can be made out of coloured concrete. Coloured earth brings to life this material which is very easy to use and goes very well with wood, steel and glass. This booklet contains detailed recipes and valuable advice. Add concrete and ochres to your surroundings.

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The short illustrated guide to ceramics - slip coatings

by Marie-Pierre Lamy

This guide is dedicated to slip coatings fired at low temperature. Ochres and mineral colours, used since Prehistoric times, are the only pigments presented in this booklet, and help break with the uniformity of artificial colours or standardized oxides. Discover a whole range of methods from Neolithic times and try them out for yourself. There is also an address book to help you find the different ingredients.

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MY SHOPPING CART

x The history of ochre through recipes - 5 €
x The short illustrated guide to modern day recipes - 5 €
x The short illustrated guide to painting with ochre on wood - 5 €
x The short illustrated guide to lime - 5 €
x Ochres and earths, workshop secrets... - 5 €
x The ochres, how and where are they produced? - 5 €
x The short illustrated guide to coloured concretes - 5 €
x The short illustrated guide to ceramics - slip coatings - 5 €
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SHIPPING : 5
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TOTAL PRICE : 12

VAT not applicable, Article 5 of Law 91716 of 21 July 1991.